David A. Love: This movement of white nationalists, Alt-Right, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and others, emboldened by their crusade against ‘white genocide’ and empowered by Donald Trump’s policy of white grievance, represents a shift in the Republican Party that was a long time in the making.
Berry Craig: “We achieved all of our objectives,” said white supremacist Matthew Heimbach in the story. “We showed that our movement is not just online, but growing physically.”
Leighton Woodhouse: The revulsion to violence on the part of most people on the left, from liberal to radical, is not born of naïveté over the scale of the right-wing threat.
Victor Rothman: While fascist movements and governments often rely on violent street thugs like those in Charlottesville, fascism is much more than a right-wing putsch by these goons.
Joe Palermo: A 20-year-old self-described Nazi killed a good person in cold blood with his car and the President says “many sides” were responsible.
Lance Simmens: Making America Great Again means entertaining support from white supremacists, neo-Nazi’s, the Ku Klux Klan, the survivalist movement, vigilante militias, and it is all neatly packaged in a spiffy new advertising meme labelled the alt-right.
Manisha Sinha: The party of Lincoln that appealed to “the better angels of our nature” is now the party of Trump, which appeals to its worst devils.
Berry Craig: “Whoever was dropping the leaflets came back over the Memorial Day weekend. This time they had an anti-LGBT message. They left them again in driveways and on stoops.”
James Loewen: Just because African Americans are out of sight, they should never be out mind. They are never out of the minds of the residents of sundown towns .
Sherwood Ross: Some of the nation’s “highest values” practiced by the CIA on 119 victims, according to the ACLU lawyers, included slamming them into walls, water torture, sleep deprivation, starvation, burying them alive in coffin-like boxes for extended periods, chaining them in painful positions, and freezing them to death.
Unai Montes-Irueste: We live in a country where very bad things happen to very good people, and we don’t have the time, or luxury to laugh about the fact that Drumpf won’t disavow and repudiate the KKK.
John Peeler: The campaign became a competition for who could be most anti-establishment, most angry, most intransigent. And Trump has won this competition by saying out loud what Republican leaders for fifty years have said only in code. Trump and KKK
David Lee McMullen: Bringing down that flag is an important first step, but that action alone will not end the cultural conflict that has lasted for more than a century, a conflict that continues to wage a propaganda war for the hearts and minds of all Americans, especially those living in the South.