Against the Grain

The Southern Strategy, Racism, and the Republican Party

The overtly racist politics of Donald Trump has been called unprecedented — a break from the Republican Party’s past rules of engagement.  But a look backward, particularly at the GOP’s Southern Strategy to woo white voters based on segregationist or racist appeals, indicates how inaccurate that assumption is. Edward H. Miller discusses the origins of … Continued


The overtly racist politics of Donald Trump has been called unprecedented — a break from the Republican Party’s past rules of engagement.  But a look backward, particularly at the GOP’s Southern Strategy to woo white voters based on segregationist or racist appeals, indicates how inaccurate that assumption is. Edward H. Miller discusses the origins of … Continued


Living Room

Voting rights 2015, and the GOP ‘debate’

Thh Voting Rights Act is 50 years old—and much weakened by current right-wing efforts to limit the franchise of minority voters.  We talk about losses—and victories.  PLUS: the first GOP presidential candidates’ debate was last night.  Who won, who lost/  We talk with John Nichols.  With host Kris Welch.


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