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Right Wing Extremism

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FBI Director Still Unsure If White Supremacist's Charleston Attack Was Terrorism

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey said Thursday he's still not sure whether the killings of nine African-Americans inside a church in South Carol...

Charleston Church Shooting Reminder Of 'Resurgence Of Right-Wing Extremism'

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting extremists, law enforcement in the U.S. has been focusing on aspiring jihadists who align with the Islamic State, over...

White Supremacist America: He's Not Crazy, He's Your Creation

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

There are hundreds of thousands of Dylann Roofs of every age lurking in this country, being fed a diet of White Supremacy by their families, the media, and the system. If the United States of America doesn't face the cancer of racism eating away at it, this society will not survive.

GOP Presidential Candidates Blow Their 'Sister Souljah' Opportunity to Denounce Right-wing Extremism

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The Republican candidates' unwillingness to repudiate those promoting conspiracy theories about martial law and Jade Helm 15 makes clear that the extremist wing of their party is far, far more powerful than the nonexistent Sister Souljah wing of the Democratic Party ever was. Even the more serious candidates like Rubio, Walker, and Bush were afraid to denounce them.

The GOP Shark Has Officially Jumped Over the Moon

Nick Desai | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

There are elected United States senators looking into a theory that the president of the United States is planning to invade Texas, which is in the United States. Right now, today, in 2015.

Right Wing Congress Puts Religion Over People

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

As a nation, we must decide in the very near future whether protecting religious ideology is more important than protecting the vulnerable among us. Congress may have started down the wrong path on this issue, but the American people can pressure our elected representatives to reverse this course.

J'aime Paris et l'Europe

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Brent Budowsky

As many around the world said to Americans in September 2001, we say to the men and women throughout Paris, France and Europe today: You are not alone. Our unity will ultimately triumph, and our cause will ultimately prevail.

Following the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, How Long Will the Solidarity Last?

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Kyle G. Brown

Within hours of the mass shooting of artists and journalists, thousands congregated in public squares across France, Western Europe and North America, with placards, press cards and pens thrust into the air, displaying quiet, poetic power.

Thousands Of Far-Right Protesters Rally In Germany

AP | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people demonstrated in downtown Dresden on Monday night in a rally organized by a group calling itself "Patriot...

What Drives Anti-Government Extremists

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The horrendous ambush assassination of two Las Vegas police officers at a pizzeria and the killing of a good Samaritan by a violent young married couple with anti-government hatred again show that domestic extremists on the fringes remain a continuing threat in America.

Draw Your Weapon

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

A friend on Facebook last weekend posted a provocative meme by Ricky Gervais that said, "Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural de...

Better Love It or Leave It, Because We Cling to Guns

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

It is beyond me why the extreme right wing Republican power machine doesn't do a better job vetting the Cliven Bundys.

From Journalism to Activism in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

Szilvia Varro worked as a journalist for 18 years. She won Hungary's top journalism award for her investigative pieces on the extreme right and its approach toward Roma, the Pulitzer Prize (Joseph Pulitzer was born in Hungary). But after 18 years, she quit. And started something new.

Impeding Jobs: The Bad Business of the GOP's Social Agenda

Michael Sargeant | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

Governor Jan Brewer's moment of sanity notwithstanding, the sad spectacle of Arizona's SB 1062 is simply further proof that the GOP's obsession with bashing gays and regulating uteruses is itself impeding job growth in the states Republicans control.

Should Occupy Have Cut Off Its Right Hand?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

The existence of certain obnoxious quarters of the right in Occupy was occasionally a problem for the movement, but the right's presence was also a sign of Occupy's promise.

10 Transgender Wins of 2013 You Should Know About

Mara Keisling | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mara Keisling

In 2013, five states and the District of Columbia began telling insurance companies for the first time that excluding healthcare for transgender people from their plans constitutes unlawful discrimination.

Virginia Voters, Beware!

Richard Alther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

For every current advance in gay civil rights, another hurdle is constructed in backlash, as in the present Virginia gubernatorial race, with its more hardened, mean-spirited GOP platform. This clinging to ultra-right-wing anti-gay conviction is leaving moderate, sensible conservatives adrift.

The Triumph of the Right

Robert Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Conservative Republicans have lost their fight over the shutdown and debt ceiling, and they probably won't get major spending cuts in upcoming negotiations over the budget. But they're winning the big one: How the nation understands our biggest domestic problem.

Cops: 25-Year-Old Bomber Hated Non-Whites

Posted 10.22.2013 | World

For months, Pavlo Lapshyn, a 25-year-old doctoral student and right-wing extremist from Ukraine, terrorized the United Kingdom's West Midlands with a ...

A Test for Republican Government

Terry Newell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of inn...

Say What? If Miss America Is Not a Nice White, Christian Gal, She Must Be a Muslim Terrorist? Even My Dog Knows Better!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.17.2013 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Ms. Davuluri was born and raised American. That ought to be enough. About half the tweets I saw attacked her for being a Muslim or a terrorist. A number of them linked her appearance with the anniversary of September 11, 2001, al Qaeda attack.

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.

Not Drug Runners, Not Dogs: Standing Up to the Right's Anti-Immigrant Bigotry

Dolores Huerta | Posted 10.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Dolores Huerta

All communities deserve respect, and when our representatives smear entire communities as drug runners or compare them to animals, it diminishes both their humanity and the dignity of our civic discourse.

Senator Cruz Emerges

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Political Violence and Privilege

Matthew Harwood | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

The numbers couldn't be clearer: right-wing extremists have committed far more acts of political violence since 1990 than American Muslims.