Judah Benjamin, Jewish confederate leader and Jefferson Davis confidant, has no statues because he alienated himself from Southerners and Jews alike.
Jon Stewart calls “Most of the Confederacy went for Mitt Romney.”
Each year at Passover we gather together, crack the door a bit, and break bread of the unleavened variety. It is a celebration of freedom, of tradition, and a reminder of those ties that bind.
A scalawag may be a nogoodnik or even a paskudnyak, but in the subtitle of Benjamin Ginsberg’s brisk, informed “Moses of South Carolina: A Jewish Scalawag during Radical Reconstruction” from Johns Hopkins University Press, “scalawag” has a more precise historical meaning.