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Busing Created the Tea Party

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. This fundamentally conservative adage has haunted efforts to break down racial barriers to public education in America. When impatience with the slow pace of school desegregation reached its peak in the

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Posted in Civil Rights

Evangelicals and White Supremacy

There is still today a Southern Baptist Church. More than a century and a half after the Civil War, decades after the Methodists and Presbyterians reunited with their Yankee neighbors, America’s largest Protestant denomination remains defined, right down to the

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Posted in Civil Rights, Election 2016, Neo-Confederate, Religious Right, Republican Party, Tea Party, Texas

Libertarianism Failed African-Americans

Want to feel better about the Republican Party’s problems in minority communities?  Spend some time with the Libertarians. You won’t find a lot of black Libertarians because libertarian theory runs counter to every lesson learned by African-Americans in the real

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Posted in Civil Rights, Libertarian, Neo-Confederate, Political Theory, Race, Tea Party

What Communism, Socialism and Fascism Actually Mean

Overused terms can lose their meaning.  Few words are thrown around as carelessly as Communism, Socialism, and Fascism.  Socialism is not the cheese touch.  There are realities behind these ideologies.  Reducing a word like “Communist” to the rhetorical equivalent of

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Posted in Economics, Political Theory
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