Confederate flag Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

How an Act of Grace Changed the Republican Party

How the Republican Party became the dominant party of the Old Confederacy – first benefiting from it, then struggling because of it, and finally distancing itself from one of the Confederacy’s most toxic symbols – is among the more fascinating political stories of modern times.

A Welcome Tipping Point for Republicans and the Confederate Flag

The tragic event in Charleston, and the extraordinary grace demonstrated by the families of the victims, seems to have allowed long-standing arguments gain traction in ways they never had before.