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Holocaust Museum Shooting

The Rev. Wright and James von Brunn -- Creepy Coincidence That Their Anti-Semitic Hatred Was Hurled on Same Day

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

I don't mean to compare von Bunn, who ranted "It's time to kill all the Jews," to Jeremiah Wright, who has done some good things in his career and has supporters whom I consider to be reasonable people.

James Von Brunn Charged In Holocaust Museum Shooting

AP | BRETT ZONGKER and BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — James von Brunn carried a lifetime of hatred and an aging rifle to the entrance of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, authorities ...

Holocaust Museum Shooting Coverage Ratings: Fox News Beats CNN & MSNBC Combined

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nielsen ratings have just come in for Wednesday's breaking news event the shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington and Fox News won the event by...

Wackenhut Failed To Provide Security Vests To Holocaust Museum Guards

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A union official says he asked for protective vests for guards at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum two years ago, but they never ...

Holocaust Museum Shooting Demostrates Need for Employee Free Choice

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Security guards at the Holocaust Museum had tried to get protective vests from the company that employs them. The company didn't want to bother with this "cost." Now a guard is dead.

Consequences of Hate

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Fromson

Von Brunn was under federal observation for years. That should have prevented a felon like him from ever purchasing a deadly weapon again. But it didn't and the question is why not?

James von Brunn, Yet Another Guy With a Gun Making the Rules

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Sometimes words are more than just words. Especially when those listening have their finger on the trigger of a gun.

Cleansing the Hatred From Within

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Let yesterday's attack be a wake-up call: racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are alive and well in America. But like every tragedy, there is always a lesson to be learned: we must change ourselves.

Von Brunn: "Obama Was Created By Jews"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Authorities are charging an 88-year-old white supremacist with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a guard at the U.S. Hol...

Conservative Media Freaked Out Over DHS Report On Right Wing Extremists (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When a Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremism was released earlier this year, the conservative media responded with outrage an...

The Very Real Threat of Extremism

The Progress Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Progress Report

by Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Matt Corley, Benjamin Armbruster, Ali Frick, Ryan Powers, and Ian Millhiser To receive The Progress Report in your ema...

Illinois Holocaust Museum Adding Armed Cops To Security Detail After DC Shooting

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) -- The director of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center says armed and uniformed Skokie police officers will help provid...


Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

For some people, there is just too much change. And their violent resistance will be here for a while.

Jason Linkins

Shepard Smith Says His Email Is Becoming "More And More Frightening" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Time will tell if Shep Smith's colleagues at Fox stop taking these sorts of emails casually. Smith clearly could do that no longer.

Jason Linkins

Fox News Reporter: Scandalized DHS Report Needs Second Look | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nine days ago, I joined Greg Sargent in wondering if the murder of George Tiller should prompt a "second look" at the DHS report on homegrown right-wi...

William Cohen And Wife Witnessed Holocaust Museum Shooting (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Witnesses to the shooting at Washington D.C.'s Holocaust Museum related to reporters the fear and confusion inside the building. Defense Secretary W...

Holocaust Museum Shooting, Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories, and the Tools of Fear

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

The shooting today is a prime example of why it is a mistake to ignore bigoted conspiracy theories.

Holocaust Museum Shooting In Washington D.C.

AP | NAFEESA SYEED and DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An 88-year-old gunman with a violent and virulently anti-Semitic past opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Me...

Glenn Beck Spins the Holocaust Museum Shooting

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Somewhere behind Beck's talking points there is real thinking going on. No one should dismiss Beck as a hack or "entertainer." He is a propagandist.

Sam Stein

James Von Brunn Apparently Part Of Obama "Birther" Movement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Among the myriad of disturbing qualities of James Von Brunn, the 88-year-old man who shot and killed a security officer inside the Holocaust Museum on...

Sam Stein

DHS Report Warned Against Anti-Semitic Violence | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A heavily criticized Department of Homeland Security Report on right-wing extremism that was released in April warned precisely of the type of violent...

Holocaust Museum Shooting: Illinois Holocaust Museum Expresses Shock, Adding Security In Response

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) -- Officials at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center say they're "shocked and saddened" to hear an elderly gunman open...

Holocaust Museum Shooting: Obama Saddened

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he is shocked by the shooting at the Holocaust museum near the White House. He called it an "outrageou...

What White Supremacists Are Saying Today About Holocaust Museum Gunman

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

I visited, for the first time, the site of Stormfront, the major white nationalist/neo-Nazi hate site. The postings are mainly critical of his actions, as they hurt the cause. Here's some of the flavor.

James W. Von Brunn: Holocaust Museum Shooting Suspect Is White Supremacist

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Investigators found a notebook in the car believed to belong to alleged Holocaust Museum shooter James von Brunn with a list of other targets in the c...