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The Real Slippery Slope of Gun Laws

Josh Horwitz | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Denied a concealed handgun permit in your home state because of your criminal and mental health background? No problem. Thanks to the NRA, you'll now simply be able to mail-order a permit from Utah or Florida and you're ready to carry.

"Pop" Poplawski, the High-Def Hucksters, and the Downward Spiral of Violence

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

This is how hate talk is increasingly viral in America in 2010. At the bottom of the chain, a cop-killer like Richard Poplawski becomes a hero to a clearly deranged man like Hardy Lloyd. But who were Richard "Pop" Poplawski's heroes?

Psychopaths, Not Psychotics

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

When TV pundits misuse the word 'psychotic' they unintentionally malign a group of people who share six letters with but couldn't be more different from psychopaths.

Hate Acts and the NRA's Extreme Rhetoric

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Please take a moment this weekend to read Bob Herbert's column published today in the New York Times. His message is long overdue: Even with the mur...

About That DHS Report on Right-Wing Extremists

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

In the wake of these attacks, it shouldn't be too much to ask that the DHS report be taken seriously rather than used to score political points.

What Right Wing Threat?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Wellington Ennis

Maybe continually over-simplifying every issue in politics into a siege upon America actually helps bring about a siege mentality in Americans.

Insurrectionism Goes "Mainstream"

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

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

What's Going On?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

In the midst of the recent tragedies in Pittsburgh, Oakland, Binghamton and Silicon Valley, questions abound. Is this the result of a bad economy?

Glenn Beck and The Consequences of Crazy Talk

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Broadcasters like Beck ought to take responsibility for some of their more incendiary remarks -- remarks which appear to be ginning up the darker, uglier, fanatical tendencies in an already militaristic, jingoistic, reactionary audience.

Revolutionary Goad: Has the Anti-Government Rhetoric Gone Too Far?

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Glenn Beck is basically good, clean fun -- at least until some tinfoil-hatted psychopath who takes his nonsense way too seriously and decides to fire off a few rounds at President Obama.

Jason Linkins

Glenn Beck: "Nutjob" In Pittsburgh Not My Fault, I'm Just A "Flight Attendant" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey, blogs! Fox News' Glenn Beck has heard what you've been saying about him -- how his brand of crazyfaced paranoid fearmongering is just the sort o...