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Posted on: May 28, 2016, Source: Salon

Scaring Fox News viewers with tales of black thuggery and anti-white violence is central to his gimmick.

Posted on: May 17, 2016, Source: Salon

A decades-long pattern of racists appeals has left the Republican Party with no one but the racists.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: Salon

The right-wing's playbook—culture war, Southern Strategy, Fox News lies—has come home to roost with one man.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump is fueled by white resentment, racism and nativism. Why does the media mistake that for working-class anxiety?

Posted on: Mar 3, 2016, Source: Salon

Enough with the nonsense about a horrified GOP establishment. Trump, and horror like this, is entirely their doing.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump may have finished second in Iowa, but he's far from finished. His base is as fearful as ever.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2016, Source: Salon

Most everything the media says about the "GOP establishment lane" is wrong. It does not really exist.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2016, Source: Salon

GOP candidates use every trick to slur Obama without using the word. Just tell us what you really feel, PC warriors.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2016, Source: The Guardian

Sanders’ recent comment is another chapter in a long debate among liberals and progressives about the relationship between race and class.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2016, Source: Salon

Oregon is about guns, right-wing media and state violence as well as race. But it shows our racial inequity clearly.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2015, Source: Salon

GOP front-runner leads cult of personality centered around white alienation, racial resentment and authoritarianism.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2015, Source: Salon

If affirmative action gives unearned opportunities to one racial group, it is whites who have benefited the most.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2015, Source: Salon

White shooters live and maybe get a Whopper on the way to jail. Black suspects don't get the same royal treatment.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2015, Source: Salon

Minneapolis shooting is no surprise. Trump, O'Reilly and others have ratcheted rhetoric toward violence for months.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2015, Source: Salon

Some can never let a tragedy go to waste.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2015, Source: Salon

While most campaign coverage has centered on Donald Trump, Carson's rise arguably says much more about the GOP.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2015, Source: Salon

he latest gun massacre is a case study in how America is exceptional in all the wrong ways.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2015, Source: Salon

The neurosurgeon-turned-candidate has eagerly joined the GOP in its campaign against racial justice.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Donald Trump has written a virtual textbook about the worst aspects of right-wing American politics.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2015, Source: Salon

One of the 15 people on stage Wednesday will represent one of the two major parties next year. That's frightening.