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Why America Should Thank Donald Trump

Nora Turriago | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Nora Turriago

Trump has learned how to channel this so-called passion to appeal to a specific demographic that has, in turn, propelled him to the front lines of the Republic Party. Unfortunately, that passion is fueled by the dangerous concoction of hate, anger, and ignorance

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.

Let's talk about race

Shawn VanDiver | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Shawn VanDiver

In South Carolina, we expect our brothers and sisters of color to drive on roads named after Generals who fought to enslave their forefathers. We expect them to live in peace while a symbol of hatred flies at their statehouses. We expect that they stay at home while more and more of their children are being killed in the streets, schools and churches

Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

WATCH: What Homophobic Politicians' Recent Rhetoric Has in Common With the Ku Klux Klan's

Matt Baume | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Creating rules that hold people down is bigotry no matter how friendly you are about it.

Scalise: Help on the Way to Assess One's Audience

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As House Republicans are "poised for a celebratory takeover of Congress next week," others are trying very hard to spoil the party.

New Republican Whip Allegedly Addressed Supremacist Group in 2002

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Steve Scalise is facing questions about allegations that he was a featured speaker at a conference by EURO, an international hate group, in 2002. How Scalise handles this current controversy remains to be seen, but it could be potentially important to a party that seeks to make inroads with African-Americans and Latinos in coming elections.

Conference in Berlin Focuses on Rising Anti-Semitism

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

I was a member of a "rainbow" delegation of U.S.-advocacy organizations that came to the conference to emphasize, by our example and our words, that the battle against European anti-Semitism is everyone's fight, not simply a Jewish one. It is also a battle that we, as Americans, cannot ignore.

Globalization of Hatred

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

While it has never been easier to create a web of hatred online and off, it is still possible to harness the power of the Internet, and our network of communities offline, to create a counter insurgency.

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

The Promise of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Morris Dees | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Morris Dees

On this day, let us remember that the march for justice is not over. Our nation is again deeply divided. And there are many who continue to suffer because of deeply embedded bigotry and hate.

Westboro Baptist Church Defeated By Counter Protest

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at Central Junior High School in Moore., Okla., on Sunday to picket -- but the people of Moore were n...

Westboro Baptist Responds To Death Of Founder

Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion

After the death of their founder Fred Phelps, members of the Westboro Baptist Church posted a piece on their blog titled, "Your Dashed Hopes:" Fred...

How Should We React To Fred Phelps' Imminent Death?

USA Today | Jolie Lee | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Reports that Fred Phelps, 84, founder of the Topeka, Kan., church known for its anti-gay message and protests of military funerals, is on his de...

Former Westboro Baptist Church Member Urges Compassion For Dying Founder

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Fred Phelps, founder of the infamous "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church, is reportedly on his deathbed, leaving behind a legacy of hate, intoler...

Ex-Westboro Baptist Church Member Now Attends Synagogue

Posted 03.06.2014 | Religion

Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper have had an emotional journey since 2012, when they left the hate-filled Westboro Baptist "Church" founded by their grand...

Michael McLaughlin

The Biggest, Baddest Bigots Of 2013 | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Crime

The radical right, which was was infused with vim and vigor by President Obama's election, experienced its "first significant decrease" in 2013 since ...

After Years of Increases, Decline In Hate and Anti-Government Groups May Still Be Bad News

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

While there is good news in a reduction in the number of hate groups, those that remain may very well be more dangerous as a sustained core of more radicalized adherents sticks around.

Russians Mark the Anniversary of a Moscow Double-Murder

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Debates over identity, ethnicity, and nationalism are extremely divisive in today's Russia. It's a key issue facing the country, and whoever wins the struggle in the question on nationalism will go on to challenge the Kremlin's status quo.

Ex-White Supremacist Gives Moving Tribute To Black Teen Who Showed You Can't Fight Hate With Hate

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

Arno Michaelis was once a thriving member of the Neo-Nazi movement. He participated in white supremacist rallies, was a fervent supporter of what he c...

Westboro Baptists' Sickening Plan For Paul Walker's Funeral

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Westboro Baptist 'Church' will be picketing Paul Walker's funeral, because harassing grieving people is just part of their creed. After the 'Fast ...

Westboro Baptists To Picket World Series And 'Worship Of Baseball'

Posted 10.24.2013 | Religion

America's least favorite 'church' is at it again, as the Westboro Baptist Church put out a press release on Sunday announcing their intent to picket g...

What Trolls Are Doing to Our Politics, Our Culture... Our Brains

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Maybe, if society turns against this bilious, brain-battering behavior, we'll ever-so-slowly advance to a less hate-filled, poop-throwing cultural community. Despite that distant, negative holler -- "Nah, that'll never happen" -- I maintain it would be delightful if it did.

One Year After Oak Creek: Changing America's Racial Landscape

Deepa Iyer | Posted 10.02.2013 | Crime
Deepa Iyer

In the wake of the tragedy on August 5, 2012, when a gunman stormed into the gurdwara and killed six people, Sikh Americans around the country asked: "What do I tell my children?" and "How do I protect them?"

Invitations To Join KKK Delivered To Colo. Neighborhood

Posted 06.03.2013 | Denver

Several Colorado Springs-area residents received an alarming piece of mail on Sunday -- invitations to join the Ku Klux Klan. The Gazette reported ...