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Jim Crow

  1. neo-confederates
    Out With the Confederacy, In With Democracy in VirginiaVirginia is about to eliminate Lee-Jackson Day from the list of state holidays and replace it with Election Day.
  2. impeachment
    Pence Is Right: Trump Is a Lot Like Andrew JohnsonPence embraces the discredited Jim Crow theory of Johnson’s victimization and Reconstruction’s evil. But Trump does emulate his scofflaw behavior.
  3. nikki haley
    Haley Says Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ Confederate Battle FlagMost of us thought Haley got it when she took down the Battle Flag from South Carolina’s statehouse in 2015. That assessment may have been premature.
  4. voter suppresion
    The Era of the Voter Purge in Georgia ContinuesOver 313,000 Georgia voters are set to be purged from the rolls in December.
  5. racism
    America Owed Better to Elijah CummingsThe congressman died trying to protect vulnerable Americans from Trump.
  6. civility
    What Should Progressives Be Willing to Sacrifice on the Altar of Civility?The “reasonable right” often asks too much for peace.
  7. racism
    Racism Has Thwarted American Ideals From the Beginning, and Still DoesInstead of complaining about greater recognition of racism in American history, conservatives should realize it has been their enemy, too.
  8. racism
    What People Get Wrong About Today’s Republican Party and Jim CrowPundits are arguing about whether the Republican Party is bringing back Jim Crow. But would the GOP’s base even care if that was true?
  9. republicans
    White Alabamians Are Doing It AgainRoy Moore, an accused child molester, is leading early polls in Alabama’s Republican primary for the 2020 U.S. Senate election.
  10. 2020 presidential election
    What Should Democrats Do When Trump Attacks Them Over Reparations?While Democrats should dispute lies about what they mean by reparations, they should not retreat from the moral reckoning the country needs.
  11. politics
    Black Mississippi Deserves BetterCindy Hyde-Smith winked glibly at Mississippi’s brutal violence toward black people. Then, she got elected to Congress.
  12. 2018 midterms
    Mike Espy’s Quest to Make Southern History in Mississippi’s Senate RunoffIf he pulls off an upset against Cindy Hyde-Smith, Espy would be the first African-American Democrat to win a Senate seat in the former Confederacy.
  13. No, Jeff Sessions, Separating Kids From Their Parents Isn’t ‘Biblical’Sessions uses a much-abused Bible quotation to justify his immigration policies against religious critics. He should not go there.
  14. An Initiative to Give Ex-Felons Voting Rights Could Remake F.L. Politics in 2020More than a million Floridians can’t vote because of felony criminal records. That could all change this November.
  15. William Barber II and the MLK Legacy of Church-Based ActivismThe North Carolina–based founder of Moral Mondays is a prophetic voice for progressive politics in the MLK mold.
  16. John Kelly Is As Deluded About the Confederacy As Donald Trump IsThe wise, gray head who is supposed to be restraining Donald Trump seems as reactionary as his boss is on key matters of history and culture.
  17. Trump Joins the Neo-ConfederatesBy professing neutrality between those who support and oppose racial equality, Trump is joining the generations of pols who whitewashed Jim Crow.
  18. New Orleans Pulls Down a Monument to Post–Civil War White TerrorismThe fitting demolition of an edifice honoring post–Civil War resistance to black voting rights.
  19. 3 Reasons We Need a Reconstruction Memorial Right NowIn this era of renewed political and racial polarization, we need a reminder there are things worth fighting over until justice prevails.