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After the Fall

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

All the news over the past few months about holding the trial of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in downtown Manhattan, then moving it away...

Jason Linkins

Barack Obama Goes On Trial Today In Kooky Harlem Church | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hey kids! Did you know that President Barack Obama is on trial today? It's true! See, apparently, Columbia University sold Obama his college degree...

Jason Linkins

Thiessen Alleges That Embattled DoJ Attorneys Are "Al-Qaeda Lawyers" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marc Thiessen's latest defamatory shot at American legal traditions begins with something of a thought exercise -- which I imagine is intended to not ...

The Science of Fearing Socialism

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

It's simple. Fear trumps Reason. GOP leaders have nixed plans for fundraising pitches with scary cartoon characters, but that doesn't mean that they are giving up on their basic campaign strategy: The fear of socialism.

Jason Linkins

Glenn Beck Wants Climate Change Scientists To Commit Hari-Kari, But Cites Global Knife Shortage As Obstacle | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Not that he is prone to making unhinged statements about corporeal violence and Taliban-esque calls for odd fatwas or anything, but on the radio yeste...

Jason Linkins

Chertoff Warns Of 'Importing' Terrorists | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fear-mongering over closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and bringing those detainees to the United States to stand trial tends to expres...

The Silence of the Sheep

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

I recently reported that Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair acknowledged that "the U.S. may, with executive approval, deliberately target and kill U.S. citizens who are suspected of being involved in terrorism."

Jason Linkins

Jeff Sessions Warns That Following The Rule Of Law Will Result In 'Dire Consequences' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you want just one taste of the essential stupidity of the politicization of the Abdulmutallab investigation, you need only look at today's Washingt...

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Reality Lends Credit To Abdulmutallab Interrogation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thanks to an outbreak of reported-on reality, a beloved War On Terror talking point -- that the FBI's by-the-books interrogation of Umar Farouq Abdulm...

All You Need Is Fear

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

My fear is a political climate that simply cannot reconcile itself to solve the massive problems of our time -- either because Democrats keep falling apart or because Republicans only know the politics of fear mongering and obstruction.

Jason Linkins

'Blond-Haired, Blue-Eyed' Terrorists: Warning In Upcoming Senate Report On Yemeni Terror Threat | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Via Spencer Ackerman, watch as I officially put to bed the notion that we can racially profile our way to peace and security. Karen DeYoung and Gre...

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Rachel Maddow, Frank Schaeffer Discuss The Latest In Thinly-Veiled Evangelical Christian Obama Death Threats | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Apparently, the latest thing in "Debasing The Institutions You Pretend To Hold Dear In Order To Suggest That President Barack Obama Should Be Murdered...

Jason Linkins

WND's Jerome Corsi Claims Fort Hood Shooter Advised Obama [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you were wondering what paranoiac smear artist would be the first to attempt to name Obama as the man who guided Hasan to his murderous rampage yesterday, the answer -- naturally! -- is Jerome Corsi.

The Twisted and Dangerous Republican Record on Terrorism

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We all understand that Americans have a short attention span, and an even shorter memory, but the Republicans are really counting on it as they exploit the post-underpants bomber freakout.

Jason Linkins

CAIR's Assistance In Terror Arrests Being Underplayed | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This week, five Pakistani men from Northen Virginia were arrested by authorities in Pakistan, where they are being questioned on suspicion of having l...

Jason Linkins

Right-Wing Talkers Obsessed With Rape | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the things that's obviously under-appreciated about right-wing radio and television is the way hosts wield this awesome variety of artful metap...

Jason Linkins

Alexios Marakis Assaulted: Greek Orthodox Priest Attacked By Marine Reservist In Fit Of Anti-Muslim Hysteria | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's not for nothing that General George Casey warned against an anti-Muslim backlash in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre. But a whole slew of chil...

Jason Linkins

Pat Buchanan Worries The White People Are Losing Their America, Like Always | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Pat Buchanan has a post up today on WorldnetDaily, about the "Oath Keepers," the latest strain of extremist nimrods who have lost their minds over the...

Glenn Beck Named 'Misinformer Of The Year'

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck's well of ridiculous was deep and poisonous before he launched his Fox News show, but the inauguration of the 44th president of the United ...

Jason Linkins

ACORN Hearing: A Barrel of Laughs, A Bucket Of Nuts | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Approximately 60 people showed up yesterday to watch Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) brandish a plastic bucket of acorns as his colleagues Lamar Sm...

Jason Linkins

John Shadegg Apologizes To Bloomberg With A More Subtle Brand Of Insipid Fearmongering | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, we brought you word of that time Representative John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) strolled on to the floor of the House and just started riffing on so...

The Power of Fear and the Obligation to Hope

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

It was not surprising to learn that New Jersey and Virginia both elected Republican Governors. But I could not have predicted the loss in the tiny, liberal, free state of Maine.

Jason Linkins

Flight 253 Incident Touches Off New Round Of Religious Profiling Promotion | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's a collection of various luminaries, granted an audience on Fox News, talking about how the incident aboard Flight 253 should touch off a new round of intense racial and ethnic profiling against Muslim-looking passengers.

Jason Linkins

Jeff Sessions Warns Janet Napolitano That KSM Trial Decision Has Made Her "Mission More Difficult" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Daphne Eviatar reports that in today's Department of Homeland Security oversight hearing, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) fired a shot at Attorney Gene...

Jason Linkins

The Chances That Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Will Be Released From Custody After His Trial Equal Zero | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is it at all plausible to suggest that KSM is going to come away from his upcoming trial acquitted on these charges, to walk among us as a free man? As it turns out, no!