Jeet Heer
Senior Editor

The KKK Understands Exactly What the Confederate Flag Symbolizes: White Power
July 01, 2015

The rally planned for South Carolina’s capitol settles this debate.

Antonin Scalia Is the Supreme Court's Greatest Writer
June 26, 2015

What makes the justice so politically reprehensible also makes him a great legal writer. 

Why Symbols Matter
June 25, 2015

The Confederate flag is an exertion of raw power. That's why it's defended, and why it's fought.

Dylann Roof's Defense of White Rule in Africa Has Roots in American Conservatism
June 24, 2015

If the Charleston killer was “the last Rhodesian,” then National Review's conservatives were the first American Rhodesians.

Mental Illness Doesn't Negate Political Motive
June 21, 2015

Dylann Roof and the intersection of psychology and extremist ideology.

The Charleston Suspect Is a Racist, But Republicans Claim His Motives Are Unclear
June 18, 2015

Governor Haley: "We'll never understand what motivates anyone to ... take the life of another.” She can't be serious.

Why Does Jeb Bush Want to Be President?
June 15, 2015

There's a good reason he's been described so often as "diffident."

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