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Police Shootings Echo Nationwide

(67) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 9:58 AM

Aurora Gets the Attention, But Guns Are Going Off Everywhere

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Welcome to the abattoir -- a nation where a man can walk into a store and buy an assault rifle, a shotgun, a couple of Glocks; where in the comfort of his darkened...

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How to Fund an American Police State

(11) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 9:38 AM

Real Money for an Imaginary War

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At the height of the Occupy Wall Street evictions, it seemed as though some diminutive version of “shock and awe” had stumbled from Baghdad, Iraq, to Oakland, California.  American police forces had been “militarized,” many...

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Islam-Baiting Doesn't Work

(169) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 10:27 AM

It Failed in Campaign 2010 and Will Do Worse in 2012 

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During the 2010 midterm election campaign, virtually every hard-charging candidate on the far right took a moment to trash a Muslim, a mosque, or Islamic pieties. In the...

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Terrorama: The Next Congress Will See Terror in Everything

(31) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 6:03 PM

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There are some things to be thankful for.

The woman who puzzled over Hispanics in her audience of high-school students and suggested they looked “Asian” was defeated in her run for the Senate in Nevada. The guy who called Islam a cult was knocked out of the...

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Surveillance, America's Pastime

(22) Comments | Posted October 3, 2010 | 7:34 PM

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The dried blood on the concrete floor is there for all to see, a stain forever marking the spot on a Memphis motel balcony where Martin Luther King, Jr. lay mortally wounded by a sniper’s bullet.

It is a stark and ghostly image speaking to...

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Extremism at Ground Zero (Again)

(140) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 12:16 PM

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There is a distinct creepiness to the controversy now raging around a proposed Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan.  The angry “debate” over whether the building should exist has a kind of glitch-in-the-Matrix feel to it, leaving in its wake an aura of something-very-bad-about-to-happen.


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Stage-Managing the War on Terror: Ensnaring Terrorists Demands Creativity

(14) Comments | Posted July 6, 2010 | 11:23 AM

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Informers have by now become our first line of defense in our battles with the evildoers, the go-to guys in the never-ending domestic war on terror. They regularly do the dirty work -- suggesting and encouraging the plots, laboring as bag men to move...

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Citizen Alioune: How Not to Deal With Muslims in America

(52) Comments | Posted May 24, 2010 | 2:16 PM

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Alioune Niass, the Sengalese Muslim vendor who first spotted the now infamous smoking SUV in Times Square and alerted police, is no hero.

If it were not for the Times of London, we would not even know of his pivotal role in the story....

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