150 Years Ago — Lee Surrenders to Grant, but wait, there’s more….

Interesting opinion piece today, the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant ending the armed Civil War,  in the Washington Post by Harold Meyerson

Fueled by the mega-donations of the mega-rich, today’s Republican Party is not just far from being the party of Lincoln: It’s really the party of Jefferson Davis. It suppresses black voting; it opposes federal efforts to mitigate poverty; it objects to federal investment in infrastructure and education just as the antebellum South opposed internal improvements and rejected public education; it scorns compromise. It is nearly all white. It is the lineal descendant of Lee’s army, and the descendants of Grant’s have yet to subdue it.

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