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There are a scary number of white supremacists in the military. These are people who love the Confederate flag and everything the Confederacy stood for. Treason in defense of slavery might be old hat, but treason in defense of being able to lynch black men with impunity, well, that’s just freedom of speech! So I […]

She’s Running

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On December 7, 2019

Nikki Haley is an utterly detestable human being. And she’s obviously running for the Republican nomination in 2024. As such, there’s going to be a lot more of this. Nikki Haley says the C

Tony Horwitz, RIP

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On May 28, 2019

Tony Horwitz has died suddenly, only 60 years old. I can’t say what an important book Confederates in the Attic was when it came out in 1998. It’s really a pioneering book in the popular u

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Heritage, Not Hate

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On August 22, 2018
There’s a big country music festival every year near Brownsville, Oregon. An African-American guy was there, in my supposedly progressive state. He saw a jerk who had a Confederate flag on his truck. He said something. And of course: The Willamette Country Music Festival is supposed to be a time for music, dancing and fun. […]
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This guy really sums up the modern Republican Party. The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office charged Rep. Chris Corley (R) with first-degree domestic violence and pointing and presenting a firearm for the Monday incident, according to the Post and Courier. The newspaper reported that Corley was released after posting $20,000 bail on the condition that he […]
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Confederate Nostalgia Lives On

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On March 14, 2016
For a brief moment last year, it seemed like anti-Confederate activism was making institutional pushes against Confederate symbolism in southern state governments. But it was just a moment. It is now raging back, led by Alabama and Mississippi. That attack produced widespread outrage about the battle flag’s prominence and helped lead to its lowering at […]

Colors

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On October 14, 2015

I’m sure when Georgia wrote it’s anti-gang law, no one thought it would be used against the good people of the Peach State. Even gangs of white supremacists carrying the Confederate flag.

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