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Domestic Terrorism

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.

My Outrage Is Better than Your Outrage

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This game of pitting one outrage as more righteous than another outrage is truly outrageous.

The Weekly Shooting Cycle

Eric Kasum | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.

Biggest Threat on U.S. Soil: Domestic Right-Wing Extremists

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

There have, indeed, been a handful of executed or attempted terrorist acts carried out by Muslim extremists, in addition to the chilling World Trade Center attacks.

Julia Craven

White Supremacists More Dangerous Than Foreign Terrorists: Study | Julia Craven | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

Nine people were added to a long list of lives taken by domestic terrorism when Dylann Roof allegedly began shooting inside a historic black church in...

Is This Terrorism or What?

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.22.2015 | Crime
Deborah J. Levine

Consider hate crimes and domestic terrorism as sides of the same coin. We desperately need to organize and address the multiple elements of both. Understand what is happening online.

Meaningful Gun Control Will Never Happen in the U.S.

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Lev Raphael

This past week, the Internet, our editorial pages, and our talk shows have been filled with calls for gun control. That happens every time there's a terrible massacre like the one we saw in South Carolina. The talk always fades.

Friday Talking Points -- Racist Domestic Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a rollercoaster week in the political world, beginning with Hillary Clinton shifting the gears of her campaign by holding her first big rally, which was immediately followed by the man we're going to call "Jeb! Bush!" finally officially announcing his own candidacy.

Why White Mass Murderers Aren't Called The T-Word

Joshua Adams | Posted 06.19.2015 | Crime
Joshua Adams

We need to pay attention to the language we use, how it used to frame the news, construct the narrative, and shape our understandings of events.

Mass Murder in Norway --- Why Utoya Matters

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

I think a lot today about Utoya, as the headlines report about Charleston. Very different disasters, very different criminal acts, so convenient in an open society. Where one has so much opportunity to harm, and far less urgency to do good. Where hospitality is practiced, and sanctuary a distant dream.

How One Man Came To The Chilling Realization That His Brother Was The Unabomber

OWN | Posted 05.14.2015 | OWN

On the surface, Ted Kaczynski appeared to be destined for greatness at a young age. He was a math prodigy with an off-the-charts IQ and was accepted t...

Own Goal

Paula Gordon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Here's the irony of the Homeland Security funding fiasco. The Republicans have found their groove.

Countering Domestic Terrorism

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

The attacks on Pearl Harbor and September 11th angered and catalyzed America into action. But terror can also terrorize a nation into inaction and even panic. Overreaction is always possible. Much more needs to be done to counter domestic terror -- and not just in America.

One Tweet Perfectly Sums Up The Big Problem With How We Talk About Terrorism

Mic | Elizabeth Plank | Posted 01.08.2015 | Black Voices

If a terrorist attack took place right here in the U.S., wouldn't it be a national story? Terrorism may be defined as "the use of violence and thre...

Are Homegrown Terrorists 'Lone Wolves' or 'Stray Dogs'?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.03.2015 | Crime
Allen Frances

Media discussions immediately focus on the psychology and motivations of the killers. What leads someone to murder massively and randomly? How much are these true believing political/religious extremists? Or are they mentally ill?

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

Police Investigating Cop Killers For White Supremacy Links

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2014 | Crime

UPDATE: Authorities in Nevada identified the suspects as Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda Miller, 22. June 9 (Reuters) - Law enforcement offi...

Alleged Domestic Terrorist Plotted To Kill Troops And Shiites

AP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Crime

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York business owner from Yemen plotted vengeance attacks against members of the U.S. military for American actions over...

ReThink Reviews: Night Moves -- Can You Go Too Far to Protect the Earth?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Night Moves definitely works as a tense, lo-fi psychological thriller. But the environmental dimension is what gives Night Moves its interesting moral dimension, as well as informing the unique world where the film takes place.

Support Our Troops: A Few Thoughts On Memorial Day

Courtney McKinney | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

I support our troops to the core -- as human brothers and sisters of mine (and as a member of a military family). Would you want to send your family members to war? Do you even know what that means? Have you really thought about it?

Nullification, the Bundy Ranch and Right-Wing Lawlessness

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Does the right get a free pass to ignore laws? Is armed intimidation the way we decide which laws should be followed? Is conservative media whipping up the conditions for another Oklahoma City bombing? These questions are popping up with more and more frequency in light of recent events.

Bombing Anniversary a Reminder of the Radical Right's Rage

Mark Potok | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Mark Potok

The threat from the homegrown white supremacist movement in America is real. We shouldn't need yet another bloodbath to face that sobering reality, much as many on the political right would like to deny it.

Response to April's Rogue Destroyers

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...

Contextualizing Anti-Semitism in Modern America

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

We are mistaken when we try to make this a story of the past. No matter how much we wish it wasn't true, anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and domestic terrorism are all realities in modern America. This is precisely why visiting the Holocaust Museum has meant so much to me.

Ryan J. Reilly

Georgia Men Used Facebook To Plot Anti-Government Militia Uprising, Prosecutors Say | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Georgia men were charged in federal court this week with plotting an attack against the government designed to trigger martial law...