How to Repurpose a Bad Statue – The Atlantic

As Confederate statues come down across the American South, there is a question of what to do with them once they’ve fallen. Should these metal and stone colossuses be melted down and broken up? Discarded? Should the wishes of those who, like President Trump, see sentimental and historical value in the statues, be respected? And […]

Is Anybody Home at Ben Carson’s HUD?

This story is a collaboration between New York and ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom. In mid-May, Steve Preston, who served as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the final two years of the George W. Bush administration, organized a dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, D.C., for the new chief of that […]

What the “alt-left” was actually doing in Charlottesville.

  White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” clash with counter-protesters as they enter Emancipation Park on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Tuesday, after a weekend that included a white supremacist mowing down and killing a peaceful counter-protester in Charlottesville and Nazis marching on the University of Virginia with torches, the president […]

‘Jews will not replace us’: Why white supremacists go after Jews – The Washington Post

Several hundred white nationalists and white supremacists carrying torches march in a parade at the University of Virginia. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post) Jews and non-Jews are drawn to debates about whether Jews are white. It’s the sort of question that captivates academics and activists, roping in everyone from Israeli “Wonder Woman” actress Gal […]

Trump Just Went On An Angry Defense Of The Racists In Charlottesville And Confederate Monuments

Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images Donald Trump delivered an address Tuesday that made him sound like President of the Confederacy. Trump went on an angry defense of the racists who sparked riots that led to a terror attack and three deaths in Charlottesville this weekend, inaccurately blaming much of the violence on the […]

Trump Just Called Out White Supremacists After He Was Slammed For His Weak Charlottesville Response

WASHINGTON, DC — President Trump, under mounting pressure from the left and right to deliver a more forceful response to the race-fueled riots in Virginia this weekend, called out white supremacists and said “racism is evil.” Trump was widely criticized over the weekend for not denouncing by name the white supremacist groups that planned the […]

Tiki torch company: We have nothing to do with white nationalism – Aug. 14, 2017

Tiki Brand said it’s “not associated” with torch-bearing protestors who chanted “white lives matter” at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11. Tiki Brand is distancing itself from white nationalists who used tiki torches in a protest march in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Tiki Brand is not associated in any way with the events that took […]