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Donald Trump and the "F" Word

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Is Trump a fascist? When are we justified in using the "f" word to describe a right-wing politician or movement that we legitimately find frightening?

Oath Keepers Founder Says 'Undercover' Poll Watching Effort Won't Intimidate Voters

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The founder of a fringe right-wing group issued a “call to action” this week asking members of the organization to go undercover to...

The Whitest Privilege in Oregon

Nicholas Pierce | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Nicholas Pierce

I'll be unequivocal -- when protesters in Ferguson challenged government authority and abuse, you labeled them thugs. Guess what, it's 2016, you bunch of goddamn yokels -- you don't get to smash government property and point guns at law enforcement just because you're white.

A Tale of Two Pilgrimages

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Autumn is a lovely time to visit the nation's capital. Here I look at contrasting visits by two prominent faith leaders.

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Colbert's Late Show Debut, Plus the GOP Pushes for Christian Sharia Law

Bob Cesca | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today's topics include: Colbert's Debut on The Late Show; Christian Sharia Law on the March; Shep Smith for the Win; Sarah Palin's Incoherent Iran Speech; Huckabee Says Dred Scott is Still the Law of the Land.

A Tiered System of Justice, the Veil, & "Double Consciousness"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.17.2016 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Maybe one day, we white people may escape from our self-imposed hermetically sealed worlds that cut us off from the realities of our neighbors of color, a day when we become fluent in the multiple languages of "race."

Ferguson Black Lives Matter, Oath Keepers Fight as One

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

The Black Lives Matter movement needs to continue nonviolent civil disobedience to evoke the change it seeks to fight for. Tying BLM to a potentially violent movement, however politically convenient this may be over the short-term, would delegitimize BLM.

Heavily Armed 'Oath Keepers' Bring New Unease To Ferguson Protests

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices

Four civilians carrying military-style rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there t...

Baltimore and Grants Pass: A Tale of Two Uprisings

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Can you imagine what would happen if angry young men of color spouting insurrectionist rhetoric gathered outside a government building with handguns and assault rifles and prevented officials from doing their job?

Season's Bleedings

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The "Season's Greetings" banner hung across South Florissant Road in Ferguson, Missouri, is a far smaller piece of incongruity than the Christmas truce on the Western Front during World War I a century ago, but it provides a contemporary reminder of the contrast between our ideals and our treatment of one another.

NRA Sheriff Organizing Campaign to Take Down Federal Government

Josh Horwitz | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Let us not embolden extremists by shrinking from a debate about the supremacy of federal law and the government's role in vindicating and protecting individual rights. Out of this terrible tragedy in Newtown arises the potential to recommit to the pillars of democracy in our Constitution.

WorldNetDaily Condones Child Abuse -- Again

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

It seems that WorldNetDaily is incapable of honestly dealing with allegations of child abuse when one of its pet issues is involved.

The Obama Backlash: Taking on the Radicals

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Geri Spieler

The Backlash goes into the deep background and the bizarre rise of Glenn Beck in a series of personal and professional vignettes mixing his failed personal life with his success as a radio personality.

What I Learned Behind the Lines of the Anti-Obama Backlash

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Bunch

A push for job creation would bring work for many people now simmering in the toxic right-wing media bubble instead. The conditions fueling the Obama backlash may lift -- if we can somehow lift the conditions holding back America as a whole.

Sam Stein

Oath Keepers Founder Calls Giuliani A Fascist, Warns Of Dictatorship | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the more omnipresent organizations at Monday's gun rights rally in Washington D.C. was the Oath Keepers, a group that claims as a founding prin...

The Tea Party, Gun Lobby & Anti-Government Rhetoric

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The NRA routinely presents the election of Barack Obama as a virtually apocalyptic threat not only to gun ownership, but to the future of the United States itself.

April 19 D.C. Protests: Anti-Government And Pro-Gun Groups Join Forces

Washington Post | Dave Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

They remain under the radar for now, but expect to hear a lot more about the dual April 19 rallies that will bring anti-government and pro-gun groups ...

Gaps in Protection for Us and the President

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

We want security not only for the president and our top officials, but also for ourselves and our families. Yet as a nation we make it very easy for dangerous people to arm themselves.

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...