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Domestic Terrorism

There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility Of An Armed Revolt

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We are poised at what seems to be the pinnacle of a manufactured breakdown, with police shooting unarmed citizens, snipers shooting police, global and domestic violence rising, and a political showdown between two presidential candidates equally matched in unpopularity.

Part 2: An NRA Lobbyist, A Domestic Terrorist, And 53 Republican Senators Walk Into A Bar...

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 06.22.2016 | Crime
Michael J. Tansey

We know the drill. The NRA will lie low for a few more days while the outrage dies down. Then Wayne LaPierre, face of the NRA, will emerge from under his rock praising the armed security guard at the Orlando disco, stating that if only there had been more good-guy guns (in a loud, crowded, dark, strobe-lighted space!), that Americans need to arm themselves--the usual drivel.

Coming To Grips With Made In America Terrorism In Orlando Massacre

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Orlando officials departed from that script by calling the nightclub massacre exactly what it is, "domestic terrorism." This departure is a much needed step toward coming to grips with the lethal threat of made-in-America terrorism.

Domestic Terrorism: Be Afraid! Be Very Afraid! (You Will Probably Die From Heart Disease)

Riley Waggaman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Riley Waggaman

In the wake of yet another bizarre and uniquely American mass shooting, we once again we find ourselves bombarded by copypasta Facebook rants and half-literate pleas by experts on television.

Silence=Hate

Gabe Fenigsohn | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabe Fenigsohn

Over 24 hours after anti-gay mass murder marked the bloodiest shooting in the history of the United States, the vast majority of Republican political ...

Orlando: Not Foreign Fighters or Homegrown Terrorists--Just A Radical Islamic Terrorist

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

Today television anchors and commentators on the news networks pontificate about the group identity of Omar Saddiqui Mateen, the shooter who caused in excess of 100 casualties. But whether allegiance was pledged to ISIS, al Qaeda, or any other organization is not germane.

What Scares Me About the Orlando Shooting

Cassie Hilt | Posted 06.12.2016 | Crime
Cassie Hilt

You know what scares me most about all of this though? The fact that over 50 people are dead from a single mass shooting, and I doubt I will hear ONE word about it when I go to my workplace tomorrow.

Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been A Muslim? Part 2

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
R.F. Hemphill

We can reluctantly give Mr. Trump the benefit of the doubt and assume that he was grabbing for some sort of way to say that he was concerned about terrorism and that he did not believe that the country is as safe from terrorist attacks as it should be.

Republican Debaters Decimate Our Democracy!

David Kanegis | Posted 03.07.2016 | Fifty
David Kanegis

The March 3rd Republican Debate was a debacle. The two hours I spent watching it are lost to me forever -- but maybe there's an upside. I live for p...

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 Orego...

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 of...

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/bom...

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!"