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Conservatives Lie About History To Exonerate Conscience

This one’s for John. He’s a reader who took issue with my recent column arguing that conservatism has become an angry and incoherent mess.

April 17, 2016

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

A Tale Of Two Thurmonds

39-year-old Republican state senator Paul Thurmond delivered a blunt assessment of the Confederate flag as a claimed symbol of Southern “heritage” — and personally illustrated the vast cultural changes that have occurred over the course of American history.

June 24, 2015