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Trump Must Not Ignore Terror From The Radical Right

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Indeed, it seems as if Trump is living in a world of alternative facts.

The Biggest Fuck You

Bob Weidman | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Bob Weidman

It's refreshing that for once Jews aren't at the front of the line for rounding up and persecution. I don't often play the Jew card, but this time, ...

The Anti-American

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

During this Labor Day week, the traditional start date for fall presidential campaigns, the time is overdue for all Americans to wake up and fully recognize that this is no ordinary election, that one of the candidates represents an unprecedented threat to America, and just how extensive that threat is.

Whither The Turner Diaries. So Much For The Revolution

Benjamin A. Davis | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Benjamin A. Davis

There are more of us who want peace than those who practice hate. The vile...

Bill Clinton's Other Terrible Crime Bill

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 04.21.2016 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

Election time is here, and prison reform is now a hot topic. Much of the focus recently has been on the crime bill that then-President Bill Clinton si...

Dedicate 4/20 As a Memorial to Victims of Rampage Killings

Jim Diamond | Posted 04.11.2016 | Crime
Jim Diamond

Kevin Maloney via Getty Images April 20th for some is a day marked with a display of affection for marijuana; they call it "National Weed Day." There...

The Invasive Species-Eastern Oregon and Right Wing Fever

Matthew Ebert | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Matthew Ebert

Militia groups have been active in the Northwest for decades. What they want is an overthrow of federal authority and a return to old-school traditional family values.

Judge Reduces Mafia Capo's Sentence. Admits His Role in Tipping FBI to Undiscovered OK City Bombing Explosives

Peter Lance | Posted 01.06.2017 | Crime
Peter Lance

Monday and Tuesday New York's two tabloids, The Daily News and The Post, each reported on the order signed by Judge Edward Korman, reducing former Col...

Trump's Ban Plan: We. Have. No. Choice?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

In a parallel universe, a parallel Trump, with a slightly different approach to terror. (Hint: It makes just as much sense as the original.)

Why Must We Demonize All Muslim Immigrants?

James Heffernan | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
James Heffernan

If you were desperate to find a safe place for yourself and your family but were also presumed guilty of terrorist intent, how would you disprove the presumption?

The Myth of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

John A. Tures | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The myth of the lone wolf terrorist is one that assumes terrorists are born that way. They are lifelong solitary individuals striking at a completely random target, only to disappear into the shadows, without a hint to law enforcement. But that's not always the case.

20 Years After OKC Bombing, NRA Has Mainstreamed McVeigh's Insurrectionist Idea in Conservative Movement

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

It's remarkable to think that, 20 years after we buried 168 Americans in a horrific of terrorism, we are hearing the same exact perverse philosophy being promoted by Republican candidates running for the office of President of the United States.

Remembering the Oklahoma City Murrah Building Bombing

John Thompson | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
John Thompson

Even if our democracy didn't face terrorist threats, our schools should borrow from the best practices described at the Murrah anniversary symposiums for proactive methods of diverting alienated young persons from the narratives that justify violence.

Survivors Gather In Solidarity At Oklahoma City Bombing's 20th Anniversary

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | Crime

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, April 19 (Reuters) - When Priscilla Salyers attends Sunday's anniversary ceremony for victims of the 1...

The Long and Faraway Gone Explores Tragedy and Redemption in Oklahoma City

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 04.21.2015 | Home
Mary Pauline Lowry

When novelist Lou Berney was 13 years old, living in his hometown of Oklahoma City and working at Braum's, two men and a woman robbed the local Sirloin Stockade, murdering six employees. The horror of the killings stayed with Berney.

Oklahoma Is Where the Heart Is

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

Oklahoma is a thriving farming utopia that years later would be discovered and once again the "white man" would betray his words by making it part of the frontier.

Nullification, the Bundy Ranch and Right-Wing Lawlessness

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Does the right get a free pass to ignore laws? Is armed intimidation the way we decide which laws should be followed? Is conservative media whipping up the conditions for another Oklahoma City bombing? These questions are popping up with more and more frequency in light of recent events.

Bombing Anniversary a Reminder of the Radical Right's Rage

Mark Potok | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Mark Potok

The threat from the homegrown white supremacist movement in America is real. We shouldn't need yet another bloodbath to face that sobering reality, much as many on the political right would like to deny it.

Killing to Heal?: One Year After the Boston Bombing

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 06.17.2014 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announced the federal government would seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev. But the death penalty, even in this horrible case, is unlikely to serve the interests of the people of Massachusetts and the taxpayers of America.

Response to April's Rogue Destroyers

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...

Thinking Up a Suffering Self

Mack Paul | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Mack Paul

As long as we sit with discomfort, we are fine. Discomfort is not a problem. It is simply the energy of life manifesting as it is. Meditation practice is all about gracefully witnessing the ebb and flow of that energy.

The Moment Oprah Says Was Too Raw For Television

OWN | Posted 10.23.2013 | OWN

Over 25 years of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Oprah watched hundreds of people who had experienced horrific moments of tragedy find a way to rise up from...

David Lohr

The 10 Most Notorious Criminals In American History | David Lohr | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime

Violence and crime stain the pages of U.S. history, and sadly, they're all but certain to be part of our future. Still, the criminal mind fascinate...

Tragedy and Love in Oklahoma City

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

Two elementary schools had been hit by the level EF4 storm. Children were dead. Parents who flocked to the school were reportedly kept away from the perimeter so that rescuers could hear any voices that might be crying for help. My first thought as I surveyed the rubble was, Why?

Miranda, McVeigh, and the Boston Marathon Bombing: Where's the Distinction?

Adam Banner | Posted 07.09.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

When investigators had their answers and Tsarnaev had already incriminated himself, only then did they read him his rights. He immediately fell silent, protecting the rights previously denied him.