King Richard III reburial: Here are church, royalty and army revering a child-killing, wife-slaughtering tyrant who would be on trial if he weren’t 500 years dead. This is the madness of monarchy, where these bones are honoured for their divine royalty, whether by accident of birth or by brutal seizure of the crown. Richard is a good symbol of the “bloodline” fantasy. Britain's story is one of royal usurpage and regicide, with imported French, Dutch and German monarchs.
Supreme Court to decide on 'Confederate' license plates The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether states that issue specialty license plates must include potentially controversial ones with Confederate battle flags or abortion-related messages.
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