A few weeks ago, the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” demonstrations – where violence wounded at least 34 people and killed one counterprotester — drew a tremendous amount of national attention. Much of the discussion focused on two opposing groups: the white supremacists who call themselves the alt-right and the counter-demonstrators who came to oppose racism. But a […]
Earlier this week, Matt Lewis wrote an intriguing piece about what he dubs the libertarian to alt-right pipeline. But speaking from more than a decade of experience as a libertarian Republican, engaging with other self-described libertarians, the truth is somewhat worse than what Matt depicted: For too many self-described “libertarians”—by no means all, but a lot of them—libertarianism and alt-rightism are in fact synonymous, and | Read More »
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Well before November 8, 2016, many of us on the conservative side were critical of then-candidate Trump. Not much has changed. While some continue clinging to the #NeverTrump moniker, others such as myself have semi-retired the term. It’s been left simmering on the back burner, and easily accessible should it be necessary to use again. We understand that just because a politician has an (R) | Read More »
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At the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend, marchers carried Confederate and Nazi flags side by side, protesting plans to remove Confederate statues from the city’s Emancipation Park. That would have surprised Southerners not that long ago. While both the Confederacy and Nazi Germany waged wars to defend white supremacy, those two symbols […]
In October of last year, then Candidate Trump said in a presidential debate, “To solve a problem, you have to be able to state what the problem is or at least say the name.” He was referring to President Obama’s well-documented reluctance to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorists” when speaking of… CONTINUE
As made evident by the last election cycle, the alt-right is nothing but poison. Those who make up the alt-right are leftover types looking for some place to belong. Racism binds them together in a sick brotherhood. They are proponents of a singularly white heritage and promote a “pure” America, one where whites dominate. They are nothing but racists. Like most racists, they are hung up | Read More »
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Trump’s GIF is tame compared to many that routinely populate the Twitterverse.
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Why does the “new right” look so much like the “old left.”
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In the coming hours and days, the rabid fans of Milo Yiannopoulos will whine and moan about how CPAC and the ACU bowed before the Altar of Political Correctness to ban their Lord and Savior and probably also say something about freedom of speech. But, they are wrong. They are wrong because it is, objectively, wrong to have a keynote speaker at your conference who has | Read More »
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