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Dousing Trump's Insurrectionary Fire

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece is running in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06). *********** This ugly presidential campaign will soon be over...

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

John Perdew: A Great Civil Rights Activist

Elizabeth Holtzman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Holtzman

John's life has a lesson for us today. His struggle -- our struggle -- for a just society, for true equality and respect -- is not over. Far from it. All we have to look at is the widespread assault on the Voting Rights Act today. But like him, we cannot walk away; we cannot give up.

Oh Ye of Little Faith: The Pro-Gun Movement's Total Disregard for Our Constitution

Josh Horwitz | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Pro-gun leaders like NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre would have us believe that "the guys with the guns make the rules" in our democracy. But nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, our Founders ratified the Constitution to obviate the need for political violence.

Jesus' Moment Of Atheism

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.04.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Rollins says that Jesus' cry from the cross was a point at which he experienced "a profoundly personal, painful existential atheism."

Speaking of "Fast and Furious": NRA Leaders Well-Versed in Fomenting Foreign Conflicts

Josh Horwitz | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The NRA's sudden concern about the illegal trafficking of guns to dangerous people couldn't be more hypocritical. It turns out the NRA knows quite a bit about "wacked-out-schemes" that allow "evil people" to hurt "innocent citizens" in foreign countries.

What Do the Second Amendment Rallies Tell Us About the Gun Rights Movement?

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

There is now a segment within the gun rights community that is hostile to all progressive interests and believes it has a right to use firearms to counter the results of our democratic process.

"Second Amendment Remedies"

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Republicans have two options: Denounce the ridiculous idea that there are "Second Amendment remedies" to questions of policy, or own up to their role as co-conspirators in the rising level of insurrectionist violence we see in our country.

Political Violence is Not an American Value

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

How have we reached the point where violence is promoted as an acceptable response to democratically-enacted legislation? The truth is that political developments over the past three decades have made such violence tragically inevitable.

What is the "Message" Behind Increased Gun Sales?

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, thinks Americans are stockpiling handguns, assault weapons and ammunition because they are going to be "attacked by politicians"?

Insurrectionism Goes "Mainstream"

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Far from protecting liberty, insurrectionism deprives American citizens of their freedom.

From the Ballot to the Bullet

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The Roberts Court might not just be moving in the wrong direction, but in a direction that presents a direct threat to the rule of law and our very democracy.

Is Sarah Palin "Mainstream" on Guns?

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

A closer examination of her background reveals that Palin has embraced views on gun ownership that are ideologically extreme even by the standards of gun rights advocates.

Copyright Taxes Are Killing Democracy

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

I have a question for Bill Moyers, but before I get to that... America was founded by patriots who were sick and tired of, "taxation without represen...