Like Matt, I think Cotes's point here is very important: I guess I can agree that merely displaying the flag of a white supremacist Army, praising a group which opposed integration in the 1960s, and--at this very moment--is boycotting a Hollywood movie because for casting...
Rick Perlstein has a typically brilliant analysis. Read the whole etc., but a preview: What happened between Brown v. Board of Education and that January day in 1970 comprises some.
Is Haley Barbour really going to run for the GOP nomination in 2012? I hope so; the modern neo-Confederate+Corporate Lobbyist Republican Party might as well have a definitive standard-bearer: As.