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Racial Opportunism, the Left, and Paulite Baggage: Notes

The batch of emails leaked by Anonymous concerning Ron Paul’s proximity to white supremacists is not a mushroom cloud, but it verifies longstanding suspicions of Ron Paul’s opportunism. So far, I’ve seen no emails from Ron Paul himself, and no screenshots of the emails Anonymous has leaked. There are some excerpts, not from Paul, but

Ron Paul's photo-op with Don Black, American Nazi Party member, KKK Grrand Wizard and owner of Stormfont.

Unforgivable Transgressions: The Problem with Progressive Cheerleading of Ron Paul

In order to illustrate the problem with progressives feeling in any way good about Ron Paul, I offer the following hypothetical. Imagine a candidate, currently poised to capture a significant portion of the GOP primary vote, possessing a unique personality and message as a result of the groundwork he had laid for several decades as

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Why I Want Ron Paul to Win the Iowa Caucuses: A Response (Sort of) to Matt Stannard

My old friend and frequent leftist conscience Matt Stannard has taken to task, in a strong and persuasive editorial, those left-leaning individuals who are cheering for Ron Paul (whom he calls “an opportunistic, dishonest, 76-year-old charlatan”) to go the distance in the Republican primaries. The number of these Paul-supporting progressives, left-liberals, Greens, and socialists of


Toxic Opportunist: Ron Paul and the Left

This is the state of progressive politics in America: A sizable number of left-Democrats and independent progressives are supporting right-wing, reactionary, racialist-sympathizing libertarian-Republican Ron Paul. Enough people nominally “on the left” are supporting him that their presence in Iowa is solely responsible for Paul’s likely victory in the upcoming Caucuses there. Progressive-minded folks appreciate Dr.