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Strom Thurmond

Reverse Racism: The Month in Review

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

Here's a quick lesson, it took 101 years after the Emancipation Proclamation to get a Civil Rights Bill to become law. Four years later Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of that Civil Rights movement, was assassinated.

What Do Cliven Bundy, Phil Robertson and Ted Nugent Have in Commmon?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

It is impossible to disconnect the "states' rights," anti-government foundations of conservatism from the racism that hides beneath it, exposed nakedly every so often by the Cliven Bundys of the world.

U.S. History 101: The Drinkable Version

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.26.2014 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Just as it has done with yogurt and deities, this nation has transformed alcoholic beverages invented elsewhere into diehard American classics.

Political Plate Tectonics in the Civil Rights Era

Jarryd Willis | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

A Morning Joe discussion with Kevin Williamson about his recent National Review piece on President Eisenhower and his moderate temperament (relative to today's GOP) ended with a disagreement he had with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki over when the South turned Red.

Ashley Woods

What Do Mike Duggan, JFK And Stubbs The Cat All Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 06.28.2013 | Detroit

What do John F. Kennedy, Strom Thurmond and an Alaskan cat named Stubbs all have in common? They are all politicians who ran as write-in candidates...

WATCH: Maher Tells The Truth About Strom Thurmond

Posted 06.16.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher closed Friday's episode of "Real Time" with a rant about the retention rates in congress, which results in more than a few congressmen rema...

Noxious Notions From the Heritage Foundation

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Conservatives are being forced to take sides: They can either stand with promoters of inflammatory tracts -- like the Heritage Foundation and their hack Jason Richwine -- or they can stand with Americans in both parties who are working to fix our broken immigration system.

Scalia Makes Awkward Reference

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Justice Antonin Scalia made an awkward reference to former Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California'...

Notable Moments In Filibuster History

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) began his 13-hour filibuster Wednesday by saying "I will speak until I can no longer speak." But his marathon Senate floor spee...

Old White Guys

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Frankly, the most important part of this affair is that it's another reminder of why the troupe of old men playing pajama dress up, known as the "Tea Party", are so perpetually angry.

Senators and Secret Children: Can Professional Character and Personal Integrity Be Bifurcated?

E. O'Neill | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
E. O'Neill

The issue of "secret children" is becoming a weekly headline. This week it's former Senator Domenici, last week Representative Cohen. Before that, the...

A Lesson We Could Learn From Strom Thurmond's Daughter

E. O'Neill | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
E. O'Neill

Essie Mae Washington-Williams eloquently puts words to the feelings that all secret love children experience living with the reality and stigma of being illegitimate.

Strom Thurmond's Mixed-Race Daughter Dies

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The mixed-race daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond who kept her parentage secret for more than 70 years to avoid dama...

A Missed Opportunity to Bring Back Jefferson Smith and Strom Thurmond

Byron Williams | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Byron Williams

If the minority wishes to stall the process, which is their right, they must hold the floor by reciting everything from their reasons for opposition, the Constitution, the book of Leviticus, to their grandmothers biscuit recipe.

Dethrone Filibuster King McConnell

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Mitch McConnell, the minority leader of the U.S. Senate, has for six years wielded the filibuster as a weapon in his rebellion against a founding principle of the United States of America -- self-governance by majority rule. The majority must seize back control.

TWO-FACED: 15 Political Hypocrites

The Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) recently made headlines when a phone call transcript revealed that he had sex with a patient while working as a physic...

The Conservative Fantasy History Of Civil Rights

New York Magazine | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

The civil rights movement, once a controversial left-wing fringe, has grown deeply embedded into the fabric of our national story. This is a salutary ...

Racism, Dr. King, and Food Stamps

Joel Berg | Posted 03.17.2012 | New York
Joel Berg

Dr. Martin Luther King, responding to near-starvation conditions found in parts of the U.S., viewed access to food as a civil rights issue. King made the hunger issue a central component of his Poor People's Campaign.

Never Go Naked To A Knife Fight

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who just won the New Hampshire primary, needs to keep in mind what happened to McCain in South Carolina or else he will find himself dazed and confused, and talking out of both sides of his mouth. Again.

Why The Schwarzenegger Affair Was Thoroughly Traditional

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 07.24.2011 | Divorce
Elizabeth Abbott

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a traditional man! His cheating on Maria followed the age-old tradition of the sexual double standard for husbands by allowin...

Haley Barbour Endorses Union Victory in the Civil War

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Barbour's statement is significant for two reasons: First, it sounds like the Mississippi governor is indeed running for the GOP presidential nomination. Second, it suggests his state has changed considerably since the 1960s.

Tea Partiers Battle Racism Claims -- Far Too Late

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonce Gaiter

Denying the long-standing link between white tribalism and conservatism may be "politically correct" within the DC bubble where press and politicians mingle, but denial is the opposite of truth.

Supreme Court Hearings Remind Us of What's at Stake

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

The Kagan hearings, or any Supreme Court hearings for that matter, are part of the war to win over the hearts and minds of America, to determine what kind of country we want this to become.

Don't Let a D-Bag Teabag Sen. Lindsey Graham

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

What brought the wrath of the radical right down on Sen. Graham is that on occasion he breaks ranks with right wing orthodoxy and, heaven forbid, works with colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

South Carolina Sex Issue: Performance Failure

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

The people of South Carolina seem to be tired of hearing about this kind of thing. They might well consider adultery too juvenile to be a political issue.