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Jim Adkisson

The Hair-Tearing False Equivalency of American Political Violence.

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Sweeney

Please, someone, anyone, stop Mika Brzezinski before she kills journalistic integrity again. Ms. Brzezinski if you're reading this, I'm begging you, just google "false equivalency" and read some of the commentaries on the various blogs that pop up.

We Don't Negotiate With Terrorists

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Note the phrase "threatened use of force" in the definition of terrorism, and then ask yourself what the guy at Obama's event with an assault weapon was doing, given the events of the past year or so.

Patriot Acts: Four Reasons the USA Is Still the Bomb

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

My weekly newspaper columns are usually about local issues, but as this week's column had a national bent, I figured I'd post it here for all of you H...

Freedom, Speech, and Consequences: O'Reilly and Accountability

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Once -- just once -- I'd like to see Bill O'Reilly or Bernard Goldberg express regret for the possibility, however remote, that they contributed to an act of violence.

Two's a Trend: Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Gunned Down at Party Headquarters

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

If this latest attack turns out to carry similar motives to that of Adkisson in Tennessee, perhaps we should start wondering whether statements made on conservative radio have an effect on listeners.

Right-Wing TN Church Shooter is Fan of O'Reilly, Hannity, Savage

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Kim

Now the right will claim that it is the left that is hateful and violent and that the left is "just as bad" or worse. To that I say: Prove it. If liberals are truly more violent than conservatives, this should be an easy task.

Open Letter to Sean Hannity and a Reflection on a UU Upbringing

Evan Derkacz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Evan Derkacz

There was a religious flavor to the tragic killings in Knoxville, TN -- and I don't just refer to the Unitarian Church in which the murders took place.

A Murderer's Bookshelf: Hannity, O'Reilly, and Savage On Killer's Reading List

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

These right-wing pundits make their money and serve their political agenda by telling people like Jim Adkisson that liberal Americans are treacherous and mentally ill enemies of the state.