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The Nationalist's Delusion

Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.
Pub Date: 
Mon, 11/20/2017
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The Ghost of Bobby Lee

Pub Date: 
Tue, 04/13/2010

What undergirds all of this alleged honoring of the Confederacy, is a kind of ancestor-worship that isn't. The Lost Cause is necromancy--it summons the dead and enslaves them to the need of their vainglorious, self-styled descendants. Its greatest crime is how it denies, even in death, the humanity of the very people it claims to venerate. This isn't about "honoring" the past--it's about an inability to cope with the present....

Closing The Book On The Bush Legacy

Pub Date: 
Fri, 09/11/2009

Thursday's annual Census Bureau report on income, poverty and access to health care-the Bureau's principal report card on the well-being of average Americans-closes the books on the economic record of George W. Bush.

It's not a record many Republicans are likely to point to with pride.

Inflated Fears

Recovery and the Fear of Inflation
Pub Date: 
Wed, 09/16/2009

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