Here's Why Republicans' Disturbing Romance with the Racist Confederacy Is So Troubling

The road to the violence around statues is paved with hate, lies, and political gamesmanship.

Among the historical ironies of our current era is the defense of Confederate monuments and southern white “heritage” by Republicans. The curious path that the Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln has followed to its present stance is an example of expediency and ideology subverting principle.

For more than a century after the Civil War, the defense of white southern “heritage” was...

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