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Why Pamela Geller's Paranoid Rhetoric Fails to Keep Americans Safe and Contradicts U.S. Foreign Policy

H. A. Goodman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

When Fox News says that Geller is "not standing down to radical Islam," they also mean that Geller and others aren't aware that the biggest arms dealer to Middle Eastern nations is the United States. Sadly, the right-wing blogosphere never correlates these geopolitical realities to their dire warnings about Islam.

Idiots of the World, Unite

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I was left with the same quandary as ever: How will things ever change? How will human society let go of violence -- "good violence," which is the most seductive and most destructive of all -- when its utterly crucial necessity permeates the media, permeates collective thought?

Swiss Prosecutors Launch Money Laundering Probe Of HSBC Subsidiary

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

BERLIN (AP) — Geneva prosecutors searched the premises of HSBC's Swiss subsidiary on Wednesday after launching a money-laundering investigation over...

Never Again to Us

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Robert Koehler

"Israel regrets every injury to civilians. I call on the residents of Gaza: Don't stay there. Hamas wants you to die, we want you to be safe." This i...

Why UN Arms Negotiations Must Include Talk of Ending Corporate Secrecy

Stefanie Ostfeld | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Stefanie Ostfeld

As United Nations representatives meet to hammer out a Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in New York this week, they must take into account the role of corporate secrecy in facilitating illegal arms trafficking and other crimes around the world.

New Jersey One-Gun Law Upheld, Setting a Precedent

Larry Bodine | Posted 04.13.2013 | Crime
Larry Bodine

New Jersey's law that limits handgun purchases to one per month was just upheld by the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, creating a federal law foundation for other states to follow.

Wayne Lapierre: Old Dog, Old Tricks

Cliff Schecter | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

To quote Lawrence O'Donnell from his show back in February, Wayne LaPierre is "Washington's lobbyist in favor of murderer's rights, always to use the gun of their choice."

What About...?

Carolita Johnson | Posted 07.30.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

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More Guns=Less Crime! You Know, Except at CPAC

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

As some visitors to the Conservative Political Action Conference made clear this weekend, they're not all that comfortable with more guns when the guns are going to surround them.

NRA: It's Good to Live Like a King

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that the NRA's mission has nothing to do with its members, but everything to do with protecting the profits of the gun manufacturers who support the organization with big bucks.

Filling the Burn Notice Void: What to Read Now That Season 4 Is on Hiatus

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Burn Notice has ended its fourth hit season, so you might need a Michael Weston or Fiona fix. Why not try the three books inspired by the show?

Foreign Aid, Arms Shipped By Same Firms: Report

Inter Press Service | Thalif Deen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (IPS) - The military conflicts raging across Africa, Asia and Latin America have been significantly influenced by the heavy ...