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Lost Cause

The ‘Lost Cause’ Is Fake History

The treasured myth of the “Lost Cause” of freedom-loving patriots fighting bravely for self-determination and “states’ rights” can’t survive even a cursory reading of secessionist documents.

August 23, 2017
Slavery

It Has Always Been About Slavery

As if he had not already dumped enough fuel on a raging inferno, President Donald Trump has now taken up common cause with the Lost Cause: the historically inaccurate, myth-driven campaign to sanctify the Confederacy. The president was apparently not satisfied with merely showing his sympathy for white supremacists, insisting that their ranks include some “very fine people.”

August 18, 2017
patriotic

On July Fourth, A Message For The Patriotic Resistance

On this Fourth of July, Americans live restlessly under a presidential administration hostile to the ideals embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Most Americans despise the president — a blustering, feckless lout who ignores those documents as he undermines freedom of the press and the free exercise of religion. He has appointed […]

July 3, 2017
Alt-right is nothing more than the KKK

Alt-Right: The Rise Of The New KKK

The appellation “alt-right” severs a white supremacist ideology from its KKK roots. It applies a hefty coat of Wite-out (pun intended) to a dangerous and frightening appreciation for Adolf Hitler. However, the “alt-right” is nothing but the same old white supremacy that has oppressed minorities for centuries.

November 26, 2016
White supremacists delighted by White House appointment of Steve Bannon

Celebrating Trump, White Supremacists Convene In Nation’s Capital

The “alt-right” gang gathered in Washington looked more like lobbyists than Klansmen or skinheads, but their white nationalist ideology gave off a familiar odor.

November 21, 2016
Donald Trump and the Alt-Right

How Donald Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream

Trump did not become the object of white nationalist affection simply because his positions reflect their core concerns. Extremists made him their chosen candidate and now hail him as “Emperor Trump” because he has amplified their message on social media—and, perhaps most importantly, has gone to great lengths to avoid distancing himself from the racist right.

October 23, 2016

Ghosts Of History: Why America Recoils From Donald Trump

Listening to Trump assume the leadership of the Republican Party, a degrading event compared to death by many Republicans, inevitably brought thoughts of that party’s founding president.

July 22, 2016

Trump Panders To Forces Of Backlash And Bigotry

Whatever their serious and searing disagreements, both David Duke and Louis Farrakhan are attracted to Trump’s presidential candidacy.

March 5, 2016

Late Night Roundup: When Mitt Romney Got In Bed With The Donald

Larry Wimore: “That’s right, you’re the one who opened your big mouth and got in the bed with the Devil — now he just wants you to keep that mouth open.”

March 4, 2016

On Republican Debate Day, 2012 Nominee Romney To Rebuke Trump

Romney will cite Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns and his initial reluctance to disavow an endorsement from a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

March 3, 2016

Republican Leaders Condemn Bigotry, But Won’t Talk About Trump

Both Ryan and McConnell said they did not want to weigh in further on the presidential race, something they have declined to do for months.

March 1, 2016

Endorse This: Speaker Paul Ryan Vs. Donald Trump — Part 2!

Ryan, as a Republican leader, has still pledged himself to support the GOP nominee — even if it’s Trump. So will that change any time soon?

March 1, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Donald Trump’s ‘Fascist Week’

As we head into Super Tuesday, one topic dominated the late night shows: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s descent into fascism and the adoration of hate groups.

March 1, 2016

The Groveland Four, Justice Denied For 66 Years… And Counting

In an era of epidemic police misbehavior, some earnestly wonder why African Americans often don’t trust law enforcement. Here is an instructive reminder.

September 28, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Obama’s Newest Order

President Obama made a special, full-length appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ to promote the Iran nuclear deal — but first, he had an announcement to make to Jon Stewart.

July 22, 2015

Flag Dispute Triggers Clash At South Carolina Capitol

At least five people were arrested on Saturday as white-supremacist and African-American groups clashed outside the South Carolina State House, where the Confederate battle flag was removed last week after a half-century, authorities said.

July 18, 2015
Hate Groups

KKK, African-American Group Plan Rallies At South Carolina Capitol

Governor Nikki Haley (R) hopes that South Carolinians will simply ignore “the disruptive, hateful spectacle members of the Ku Klux Klan hope to create.”

July 18, 2015
confederate flag

A Flag Hijacked By Modern Segregationists

The flag that is causing such a furor was not “the Confederate flag,” — it’s a flag that was hijacked and dishonored by racists and white supremacists in the 20th century.

June 30, 2015

KKK Cavalry Will Go To SC To Support The Confederate Flag

“It should be a peaceful rally. Like I said, it’s for the Confederate Flag.”

June 30, 2015

Never Patriotic: The Real Meaning Of The Confederate Flag

Today, the Charleston massacre has left the Confederate flag standing irrevocably for the most brutal and criminal aspects of Southern heritage – and it is more deeply irreconcilable with American patriotism than ever.

June 26, 2015
scalise

Duke: Racist Leader Was Scalise ‘Friend’ And Campaign Donor

David Duke’s top aide Kenneth Knight personally donated $1000 to Steve Scalise in 2008.

December 31, 2014
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)

Why Nobody Who Knows Louisiana Believes Steve Scalise

Neo-Nazi David Duke, sponsor of the conference where Scalise spoke in 2002, had been making headlines in Louisiana for a decade.

December 30, 2014

Missouri Burning: Why Ferguson’s Inferno Is No Surprise

The past week’s unfolding tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, with its militarized and overwhelmingly white police force confronting angry and hopeless African-Americans, is not a story unique to that place or moment. Many cities and towns in this country confront the same problems of poverty, alienation, and inequality as metropolitan St. Louis — or even worse. […]

August 19, 2014