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Violent Rhetoric

Hanukkah and Beyond: Time for Americans to Reclaim Our Story

Rabbi Rachel Gartner | Posted 12.15.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Gartner

Now is the time to find the language that will reclaim our national spirit -- which like the ancient Temple in the story of Hanukkah, has been shamefully tarnished and profaned by the toxic rhetoric of the day.

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 11/11/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

This week we discuss Rick Perry's latest brain fart; the fact that Republicans often elect idiots; the Michigan bullying law; the Penn State fiasco; and much more!

The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, 11/04/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This week we discuss the Republican meltdown; Herman Cain and sexual harassment; Tea Party loudness; teleprompters; and other issues.

Meeting The Extremist Challenge By Obeying The Unenforceable

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

When the boundaries between helpful and harmful speech are unenforceable, what can we do, in church or state, to reinforce and protect those recognized boundaries?

How To Create A 'National Conversation'

Steve Knight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve Knight

Have you noticed that "national conversations" are really hot right now? There seems to be a new one starting every week. And there seems to be a really simple formula for creating one.

Coal Money And Violent Rhetoric Hold Appalachia Captive to Dirty Energy

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

When will the coal industry stop using guns and violent rhetoric to intimidate those who seek to protect the mountains and hollers that Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone once roamed, a rich part of American heritage?

Amanda Terkel

House Dean: Current Vitriolic Climate Is Similar To Before JFK Was Assassinated | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While pundits debate whether the tone in Washington will change in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Arizona, the dean of the U.S....

Jared Loughner And The Incarnation Of Violent Rhetoric

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

I don't believe that the purveyors of nasty speech actually wanted to see their words come to life in a Tucson. But in the end, all that future generations will remember is the death of six people.

Can Words Be Violent? What Would Jesus And Buddha Say?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

One of Buddha's Eight Noble Truths is the concept of Right Speech, the first principle of ethical conduct.

Tucson Tragedy Demands Discourse Recall

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Slow down America. Slow down. There is no finish line awaiting the fastest to pass judgment. There is no prize for the swiftest rebuke of political...

Sarah Palin -- What a Coward

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Simply stated, if you can't face questions over your own rhetoric and behavior, you are a coward.

Margaret Chase Smith and the Politics of Rhetoric

Heather Cox Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Cox Richardson

While the jury is out for today's Republicans, it's worth remembering Senator Margaret Chase as we discuss political rhetoric in the wake of Tucson.

WikiLeaks Founder Fears 'Guantanamo' Or 'Death' If Extradited To U.S.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a "skeleton defense" posted on his lawyers' website today, Julian Assange's team posits that he could be subject to "being detained at Guantanamo B...

Both Sides Are Not Equally Responsible for our Toxic Discourse

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

And if we're going to have the civility conversation, it would be nice if commentators avoided resorting to the mindless meme that "both sides" are equally responsible for the ugly, over-heated rhetoric that is now so commonplace.