Seeing Louisiana Gov. Nikki Haley deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union Address likely reminded many of her presiding over the final lowering of the Confederate flag that flew over the grounds of the South Carolina State House. A “Take It Down” rally that preceded the flag’s removal was just the beginning of an anti-Confederate mania that had employees at Walmart and other stores scrambling to remove merchandise from store shelves and TV Land announcing it was dropping “Dukes of Hazzard” reruns.

That fever had seemed to have cooled, but today, the Houston Independent School District voted to rename four schools to “cleanse” them of Confederate branding.

Some argued that the expense of renaming the schools was prohibitive, in which case they should be glad they don’t pay taxes in New Orleans, whose city council voted 6-1 in December to remove and do something with four famous statues: Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.G.T. Beauregard, and a depiction of the Battle of Liberty Place.