Their claims to Western culture—an essentially multi-racial, multi-ethnic legacy—are fake. The alt-right is attacking, not protecting, this culture.
A new poll shows most Americans, including a plurality of African-Americans, oppose efforts to tear down statues honoring Confederate soldiers.
Not making a Facebook post is not the same as driving a car into a crowd of people, or as supporting it.
We’re done with the ‘take what we can get’ phase of Donald Trump’s administration. It’s time for the ‘he’s a disaster and needs to go’ phase.
Seattle sent the message that law enforcement will take pretty reasonable measures to ensure that tense situations don’t explode into violent situations. Durham didn’t.
We can’t—and shouldn’t—wipe out the most sordid facets of our national past. They must serve as a haunting reminder of where we’ve been, and won’t return.
We must move beyond gated communities of thought and ‘us vs. them’ dichotomies, and instead pursue peace and reconciliation.
Allowing corrosive political discourse to infect our lives any more than it has would be a tragedy.
‘There is a problem on all sides and people need to come together to denounce all of those things and not tar all of the Democratic Party as being part of the leftists violence and not tar the entire Republican Party as part of the rightist violence.’
‘When you say ‘Make America Great Again’ . . . we hear white nationalism.’
The old bigots are swiftly aging out of influence, while the already meager influence of the new racists, out of all proportion to the attention they have attracted, is continuing to wane.
Identity politics of any stripe is not conservatism. Both fascists and communists oppose the core principles of the political right.
The ominous warning of Charlottesville’s riots is that we are letting politics descend into a brutal, unprincipled brawl between two illiberal caricatures.
Someone drove a car into a crowd of protestors on Saturday rallying against a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Google memo controversy could tear up the implicit social contract we’ve all accepted with the big technology companies to whom we entrust our data.
This indicates that not just the gentler enforcement mechanisms of the current regime, but in fact the structure of the regime itself, is breaking down.
CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wants the Anti-Defamation League to get ‘involved in fights it has no place being in, like Hispanic hate crime. It’s not their lane. It’s bad, but not anti-Semitic.’
Progressive media outlets were scandalized by Trump’s defense of western civilization. But there was nothing radical about his speech, just his critics.
President Trump’s critics are ineffective because they are acting impulsively and reactively, driven by habitual reflexes. They have no OODA Loop.
The left’s ‘point-and-shriek’ tactics do little to foster civil discourse. Lindy West’s new column in the New York Times is a good example of that.
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