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Domestic Terrorism

Friday Talking Points -- One No Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have serious doubts that we'll see Trump at any future debates -- after all, if he can blow them off with impunity, why would he subject himself to them in the first place?

I'm With Stupid: The Revolution Should Not Be Televised

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I don't know about you, but I am really enjoying the beating the idiots at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon are taking online and in soc...

Occupation, Arson, and Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Federal land is currently being occupied by protestors. Or, according to some, by domestic terrorists. But pigeonholing these guys with either label isn't quite as easy as it might first seem.

Armed Militant Explains Bundy Seizure Of Oregon Wildlife Refuge - TMFS Sketch Comedy

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 01.05.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, Shemp Bundy nephew of Clive Bundy and cousin to Ammon Bundy explains why the armed group seized the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oreg...

The Oregon Standoff and the Terrorism Label

Tom Mockaitis | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Tom Mockaitis

Supporters of the self-styled "militia" occupying buildings at a high desert wildlife preserve in Oregon have taken great umbrage at the group being called "terrorists." Their objection rests largely on the claim that these people have not destroyed property or hurt anyone.

Stop Calling Terrorists 'Militiamen'

Tom Mockaitis | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Tom Mockaitis

Militias are the ancestors of the modern National Guard, not of self-proclaimed "patriots" who show utter contempt for any form of authority beyond themselves. The extremists playing solider in the woods of Oregon are at best criminals and at worst domestic terrorists, and they need to be identified as such.

How to Eliminate Mass Killers -- It's Common Sense

Jack Levin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Jack Levin, Ph.D.

My tongue is firmly planted in my cheek, yet this is no joke.

Lawmaker Says Planned Parenthood Officials Have "Same Demonic Spirit of Murder" as Gunman

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.11.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a radio show after three people were gunned down at a Planned Parenthood clinic, a Republican legislator from Colorado Springs, where the shooting occurred, equated the shooter with Planned Parenthood executives.

When Did the US Become a Nation of Cowards?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The purpose of terrorism is to terrorize. Much of the American population is terrorized. In that light, we're giving the jihadi terrorists exactly what they want.

Actor Kenny Johnson Says Media Wouldn't Discuss His Incestuous 'Bates Motel' Role

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment
Pollo Del Mar

While many actors land only one particularly memorable role -- or, for the lucky, perhaps two -- in a career, Kenny Johnson has the opposite problem. ...

Gun Supplier In California Shooting Connected To Syed Farook's Family

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.08.2015 | Crime

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec 8 (Reuters) - A married couple who killed 14 people in a California shooting rampage the FBI is investigating as an act o...

Getting Better at Mass Fatality Management: The Expanding Role of the Disaster Chaplain

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

First of all, mass murder is all about 'body count'. As each anticipated attack on soft targets---schools, theatres, churches, etc.---the shooter/b...

In This Age of Terrorism, Lax Gun Laws Are a Liability

Brian Ross | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Brian Ross

Is the "fun" of a gun enthusiast owning and shooting weapons that can be easily converted to automatic status a national security risk in this age of terrorism where anyone in a population can be radicalized? Are our lax gun laws, designed for maximum profit of the weapons manufacturers, now a liability?

Get a Grip, Americans!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Difficult as it is at a time like this, we need to take a step back from our fears and stand up for our American way of life, our values and our liberties.

To the Republican Presidential Candidates: Non-Muslims Are Terrorists Too

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

The anti-Muslim fear-mongering being spewed by virtually every Republican presidential candidate makes terrorism seem like a uniquely Islamic phenomenon. It's not. In fact, home-grown terrorism in the U.S. is a distinctly non-Muslim threat that is committed almost exclusively by non-Muslims.

There's Been a Shooting

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 12.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

After a few moments of music, the disc jockey breaks in and says words that don't quite register: "shootings" and "North Valley Jewish Community Center" and "at least three children wounded" and "there may be more than one shooter." These words finally seep into your consciousness and you yell, "Oh my God!"

Christian Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When the perpetrator of terrorism is mainly motivated by his or her own religious views -- say, about abortion -- then it is by definition Christian terrorism. All the killings of abortion clinic doctors and other employees are nothing short of Christian terrorism.

Giving Thanks in Portland and Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

My advice to all. Go away more often. Not just so there will be fewer commuters trying to get to work. But because there's so much to see and learn from other cities struggling, like L.A., to make themselves better places to live.

Black Lives Matter 'Will Not Be Intimidated' By White Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

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To Be Black Is To Never, Ever Feel Safe

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

Gunshots tore through a predominantly black crowd that was gathered in Minneapolis Monday night to demand justice for the death of 24-y...

Dallas Mayor ‘More Fearful’ Of White Terrorists Than Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (D) isn’t afraid of the Syrian refugees fleeing a civil war in the Middle East. He's more concerned about the...

WWE Legend Bill Goldberg: U.S. Citizens Should Be Prepared for Terrorist Attacks Like Those in Paris

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 11.18.2015 | Sports
Pollo Del Mar

Recent terrorist attacks on Paris are a call to action, especially for American citizens, says pro wrestling's Bill Goldberg. "It's not if, it's when,...

Global Police, Pre-Crime and the War on Domestic 'Extremists'

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Now connect the dots, from the 2009 Extremism reports to the NDAA and the UN's Strong Cities Network with its globalized police forces, the National Security Agency's far-reaching surveillance networks, and fusion centers that collect and share surveillance data between local, state and federal police agencies.

Domestic Hate Groups Online A 'Real Threat,' DOJ Warns

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

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Attacks on Women's Health Getting More Violent and Dangerous

Karen Middleton | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Karen Middleton

When Hillary Clinton referred to the escalation of attacks on health care providers as "domestic terrorism" last month, there was a collective gasp in the media. But let's examine the facts behind the assertion.