Which Political Party Passed The Civil Rights Act?

LBJ Signs Civil Rights Act

You wouldn’t think we need to lay this out, but based on repeated erroneous comments I’ve received from conservatives over the years on this topic, here we go. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed by a coalition of both Democratic and Republican members of Congress, but it was ultimately signed into law by … Read more

What Really Happened At Benghazi, Explained

Four Americans were tragically killed at the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012 – Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. The United States tried to respond quickly to the attack, but was limited by time and available assets. It turns out, real life is not like … Read more

Was Martin Luther King Jr. A Republican?

Martin Luther King Jr.

Short answer: no. If you ever find yourself arguing with conservatives about Martin Luther King Jr. (and if you’re a black liberal this always happens), inevitably they will assert that King was a Republican. This is often based on a claim from Alveda King, his niece, a conservative who has been disavowed by most of … Read more

What Was The Southern Strategy?

After the passage of the Civil Rights Act, many southern Democrats rebelled against the party. Alabama Governor George Wallace ran against Johnson in the Democratic primary, but lost. By 1968, Wallace had left the Democrats and ran in the general election on the segregationist American Independent Party ticket, earning 9.9 million votes, 13% of the … Read more