Jan
05
2015

Summing Up White Supremacist Ties as 'Saying Nice Things About an Old Man'

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On Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd tried to provide some historical context to the controversy over incoming GOP majority whip Steve Scalise's speaking before a white supremacist group. He failed.

May
24
2012

If GOP Was Anti-Racist, Why Wasn't Buckley a Democrat?

The conservative National Review, which has had a longstanding attachment to racism (FAIR Blog, 4/11/12) which it has lately shown signs of regretting, now has a cover story (5/28/12) by Kevin Williamson that argues that the Democratic Party is now and always has been the party of racism, while the GOP has always been the party of civil rights. Sample: That is because those Southerners who defected from the Democratic Party in the 1960s and thereafter did so to join a Republican Party that was far more enlightened on racial issues than were the Democrats of the era, and had […]