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Confederate symbols prove difficult to remove in many states

Just past the gate at an entrance to the Texas Capitol, a large monument honoring the soldiers of the Confederacy looms, with towering statues and an inscription that reads, “Died for state rights guaranteed under the Constitution.” It is one of seven Confederate memorials on the Texas Capitol grounds alone. There are over 2,000 Confederate

Buz Blog

Opinion: Organized Crime, Corruption, Politics and the Mob Museum

Since both my father and grandfather fought organized crime during their police careers, I have always had an interest in the subject. That being the case, ever since I have heard that the Mob Museum opened in Las Vegas, I have been planning to visit. In addition, I had several papers, photos, audio tapes, and

Book Reviews

American Settlers Meet Spartans

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] Peter Cozzens, The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West, Alfred A. Knopf, 2016, 576 pp.,

Religion

US army chaplain Emil Kapaun advancing toward sainthood

Army chaplain Emil Kapaun helps a soldier on the battlefield during the Korean War in 1952. Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross At the end of a small cemetery on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross, the Jesuit college where I teach,

Education

As survivors pass on, more Holocaust education could be headed to Arizona classrooms

Arizona students haven’t been properly taught about the Holocaust in recent years, according to a recent poll conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Among Arizona millennials surveyed in March 2020,  42% could not name a single concentration camp the Nazis built to detain and exterminate Jews and others deemed undesirable. The same report

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