Willie Horton Redux

Willie Horton Redux

Willie Horton Redux

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Jan. 15 2000 12:30 AM

Willie Horton Redux

Willie Horton has surfaced once again in presidential politics. The paroled murderer from Massachusetts first became a hot-button racial symbol during the 1988 Bush-Dukakis campaign; this week, Bill Bradley charged that it was Al Gore who first "introduced [Horton] to the lexicon." In this November 1999 "Chatterbox," Slate's Timothy Noah examined this charge.