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The Ghosts of the ’68 Election Still Haunt Our Politics
The “backlash” politics of crime and race, an unpopular war, a divided Democratic Party — they are all still with us.
How George Wallace Became the Funniest Person on Twitter
“I’m a rebel. I don’t play by the rules and I don’t give a shit.”
Why Conservative Politicians Love Defending the Confederate Flag
The movement to protect the Lost Cause’s symbols and memorials shows that old neo-Confederate habits still live, from Alabama to the White House.
CA Voters Keep Accidentally Joining George Wallace’s Zombie Political Party
Two years after many thousands of would-be Democratic primary voters discovered they were affiliated with a right-wing party, the confusion continues.
Bannon’s Populist ‘New Right’ Pretty Similar to the 1970s New Right
There were right-wing nationalist/populist culture warriors battling the Republican Establishment in the ’70s, too. Some of them are still around.
Trump and the Right-Wing Populist Tradition of Judge-Bashing
The politics of Andrew Jackson reemerging in 2017.
Trump and the George Wallace Tradition of Foreign Policy
Like George Wallace, Trump believes in avoiding foreign conflicts and then ending them quickly with maximum violence.
Instead of Banning Closed Primaries, Just Make It Easier to Change Parties
Here’s a compromise Hillary Clinton could offer to a problem that seems to be really bothering Bernie supporters.
Trump Rallies Parallel ’68 Wallace Rallies
An atmosphere of carefully cultivated violence was also a signature of the Alabama demagogue’s campaign.
Ted Cruz Is Stealing a Page From Jimmy Carter’s Political Playbook
How to play foil to a candidate like George Wallace — or Donald Trump.
Alabama Governor Insults All Seven or So Non-Christian Alabamans
They are not his brothers and sisters, he informs them.