Montana Republican “Would Have Shot” Reporter Gianforte Assaulted

Greg Gianforte & Ben Jacobs

A Montana Republican party member commented on a radio show last week she “would have shot” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs had she been in Congressman Greg Gianforte’s (R-MT) place earlier this year. Karen Marshall, vice-president of programs for Gallatin County Republican Women, made the remarks on the Voice of Montana radio program last Thursday, October 19, 2017. The incident she’s referencing is the congressman’s assault […]

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New Post-Las Vegas Dana Loesch NRA Ad Stokes Violence

Though conservative pundits decried anyone attempting to engage in discussion of sensible gun control measures in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre just under three weeks ago, a new NRA advertisement featuring conservative fearmonger Dana Loesch appears to stoke the very political tensions that have led to violence over the last few months. The ad follows a similar video […]

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American Exceptionalism

The AR 15 - weapon of choice in mass shootings

“American Exceptionalism” has meant different things at different times. Usually, however, the meanings ascribed to that phrase have been positive. Over at The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Parlor, however, “El Jefe” has described a far less rosy aspect of our exceptionalism. As a country, the US is 4.4% of the world’s population, yet we own 42% of the world’s guns.  Let that sink […]

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Two-Faced: Trump’s Unhinged Phoenix Rally

Trump in Phoenix

During his Phoenix campaign rally last night, Donald Trump went off script and spent an hour essentially destroying any credibility and peace his Monday night Afghanistan speech attempted to build. More importantly, the two speeches demonstrate something most people across America have already figured out over the course of the last few months. Trump has two distinct faces he shows […]

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The U.S. Citizenship Process is Hurting Disadvantaged Women

immigration citizenship

Why did the woman take birth control before she crossed the border? Because she knew she was going to be raped. Migrants are an extremely vulnerable group, and the most vulnerable among them are women and girls. Female migrants attempting to cross the border into the U.S. from Mexico take contraceptive pills and yet do not plan on having sex […]

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Free Speech Conundrums: The ACLU & Charlottesville

A friend of mine–a very thoughtful observer of American life and culture–asked for my opinion of the ACLU’s reported decision not to represent Charlottesville protestors alleging violation of their free speech rights if the “speakers” were armed at the time. I haven’t seen a detailed statement to that effect, but based upon what I know, I agree with it. When […]

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Not Normal: Fox’s Sean Hannity Endorses White Supremacy

Not Normal: Foxs' Sean Hannity Endorses White Supremacy

On his radio show yesterday, Fox News personality Sean Hannity allowed a full-throated endorsement of white supremacy. In an interview with conservative pundit and former professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University Carol Swain, Hannity discussed the aftermath of the Charlottesville Nazi and white supremacist uprising. In particular, Hannity allowed Swain to not only ally herself with the crowd […]

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It’s Time To Remove All Confederate Statues

Combating Nazis and white supremacists: It's Time To Remove All Confederate Statues

Following the Civil War, a smattering of statues memorializing the war and its traitorous lost cause appeared sporadically across the South funded mostly by those unwilling to admit defeat. By the early 1900’s though, the concept transformed as white supremacy took hold and the KKK began exerting political power across the nation. As a way of intimidating not only people […]

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Charlottesville: Fox News Compares Confederate Flag to Rainbow Flag

Star Parker

Fox News guest Star Parker argued today that those decrying symbols like the Confederate battle flag are hypocrites because they defend the LGBTQ rainbow flag. This denouncement happened while offering a defense to Donald Trump’s two-day waiting period before reluctantly denouncing the Nazis and white supremacists that rioted in Chalottesville, Virginia and murdered one person. “What do you think about […]

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