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Hilarious suggestions pour in for schools considering name changes away from Confederate generals

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School districts wrestling with name changes to move away from Confederate figures have faced budget difficulties in an already contentious process — so they’ve been saving money by choosing someone to honor with a similar name.

About 100 public schools are named after Confederate figures, mostly in Southern states and most commonly honoring Robert E. Lee, but the Wall Street Journal reported that some districts are trying to find creative ways to cut costs on removing and replacing signs, turf fields and sports uniforms.

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In the Houston Independent School District, for example, officials changed a school named for Confederate soldier Sidney Lanier to the late Bob Lanier, a former mayor, and Austin school district’s Robert E. Lee Elementary was renamed to honor Depression-era photographer Russell Lee.

Schools have been named for Confederate figures since the end of the Civil War, with a noticeable uptick during the Civil Rights era in the middle of the 20th Century, but dozens of school districts have dropped those names in recent years.

Social media users offered some ironic and hilarious suggestions for renaming schools to dishonor Confederate figures.

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Texas Republicans are abandoning the state’s GOP Speaker: ‘We no longer support him’

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Some of the most powerful Texas House Republicans said Monday they no longer support GOP Speaker Dennis Bonnen, marking the biggest blow yet to his political future amid the fallout from a secret recording released last week by a hardline conservative activist.

Five Republicans considered senior members of the lower chamber issued a statement withdrawing support for him: State Reps. Four Price of Amarillo, Dan Huberty of Houston, Lyle Larson of San Antonio, Chris Paddie of Marshall and John Frullo of Lubbock.

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Donald Trump is making a mockery of Marco Rubio — and the Florida senator is letting him

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Sen. Marco Rubio was once one of Donald Trump’s most formidable opponents; now, the Florida senator bends over backward to excuse the president’s corruption.

In 2016, Rubio and Trump sparred frequently on the Republican primary debate stage. Trump picked the uninspired nickname “Little Marco” for the senator, which didn’t seem to do much damage on its own, but Rubio never gained the momentum or strength that his backers hoped would prove to be strong enough to take down the reality TV candidate. As Rubio grew desperate, he launched one of his most memorable and pitiful attacks by stooping to his opponent’s level, implying that Trump had a small penis. It was more of an embarrassing moment for Rubio than anyone else, though Trump helped himself with a crude rejoinder.

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The faith of Fox News: How the network’s propaganda warps viewers’ sense of reality

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A longtime sticking point among Fox News employees is their insistent differentiation between its news division, where employees practice actual journalism, and its opinion division, where employees practice actual nativism, spew misinformation, and have been actively campaigning for Donald Trump’s re-election since 2016.  Inside the organization, they claim to believe that the news side is separate from the opinion side, and insist that the audience can tell the difference.

News anchor Shepard Smith once characterized comparing the two as “apples and teaspoons.”

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