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Jason Linkins

Jeff Sessions Warns Janet Napolitano That KSM Trial Decision Has Made Her "Mission More Difficult" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Daphne Eviatar reports that in today's Department of Homeland Security oversight hearing, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) fired a shot at Attorney Gene...

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The Chances That Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Will Be Released From Custody After His Trial Equal Zero | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is it at all plausible to suggest that KSM is going to come away from his upcoming trial acquitted on these charges, to walk among us as a free man? As it turns out, no!

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"Fox And Friends" Hosts Worry That Military Needs "Special Debriefings" For Muslims | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On this morning's Fox And Friends, hosts Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson were all a-whip with Salem Witch Trial panic over the thought that Nidal ...

We Cannot Let Fear Turn Into Hate: Iran's Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Speaks

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

Last Friday I went to hear a keynote address from Iran's only Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Shirin Ebadi. I was blown away.

Republican Fear has Given the Terrorists an Easy Victory

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The fear-mongering and overreaction to the Underpants Bomber has signaled that we're all too willing to succumb to a national panic attack, and to sacrifice our liberties for the illusion of security.

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Washington Post Now 'Panicking' Over Deficits | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's the nattering of the Post's Sudden Deficit Hawks, screeching about how "It's time to stop worrying about the deficit -- and start panicking about the debt."

Small Town To Liz Cheney: We Want Gitmo Detainees, Not Your Fearmongering

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Officials in a small Michigan town featured in a new video about Guantanamo by Liz Cheney's national security group want her to know that they're not ...

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Rachel Maddow, Lynn Sweet Discuss Hysteria Over Gitmo Detainees (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mark Kirk, frantically making hay, has bought the domain name, the thinking being that the other magical Gitmo-based supervillains must be kept elsewhere to keep their superpowers at bay.

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Mitch McConnell: Public Option "May Cost You Your Life" (AUDIO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you've spent any time following the critics of health care reform, you'd know that there's been some perfectly rational concerns over matters like ...

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President Obama Discusses The Meaning Of Christmas With Children | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hey, kids! Remember that time, a few weeks ago, when President Barack Obama's address at West Point pre-empted a planned broadcast of A Charlie Brown...

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Russell Wiseman, Tennessee Mayor, Assails 'Muslim President' For Pre-Empting 'Peanuts' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In case you didn't know, President Barack Obama's West Point address, in which he announced his intention to escalate the war in Afghanistan, pre-empt...

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Rachel Maddow, Frank Schaeffer Discuss The Latest In Thinly-Veiled Evangelical Christian Obama Death Threats | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Apparently, the latest thing in "Debasing The Institutions You Pretend To Hold Dear In Order To Suggest That President Barack Obama Should Be Murdered...

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WND's Jerome Corsi Claims Fort Hood Shooter Advised Obama [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you were wondering what paranoiac smear artist would be the first to attempt to name Obama as the man who guided Hasan to his murderous rampage yesterday, the answer -- naturally! -- is Jerome Corsi.

The Twisted and Dangerous Republican Record on Terrorism

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We all understand that Americans have a short attention span, and an even shorter memory, but the Republicans are really counting on it as they exploit the post-underpants bomber freakout.

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CAIR's Assistance In Terror Arrests Being Underplayed | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This week, five Pakistani men from Northen Virginia were arrested by authorities in Pakistan, where they are being questioned on suspicion of having l...

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Right-Wing Talkers Obsessed With Rape | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the things that's obviously under-appreciated about right-wing radio and television is the way hosts wield this awesome variety of artful metap...

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Alexios Marakis Assaulted: Greek Orthodox Priest Attacked By Marine Reservist In Fit Of Anti-Muslim Hysteria | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's not for nothing that General George Casey warned against an anti-Muslim backlash in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre. But a whole slew of chil...

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Pat Buchanan Worries The White People Are Losing Their America, Like Always | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Pat Buchanan has a post up today on WorldnetDaily, about the "Oath Keepers," the latest strain of extremist nimrods who have lost their minds over the...

Glenn Beck Named 'Misinformer Of The Year'

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck's well of ridiculous was deep and poisonous before he launched his Fox News show, but the inauguration of the 44th president of the United ...

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ACORN Hearing: A Barrel of Laughs, A Bucket Of Nuts | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Approximately 60 people showed up yesterday to watch Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) brandish a plastic bucket of acorns as his colleagues Lamar Sm...

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John Shadegg Apologizes To Bloomberg With A More Subtle Brand Of Insipid Fearmongering | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, we brought you word of that time Representative John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) strolled on to the floor of the House and just started riffing on so...

The Power of Fear and the Obligation to Hope

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

It was not surprising to learn that New Jersey and Virginia both elected Republican Governors. But I could not have predicted the loss in the tiny, liberal, free state of Maine.

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Flight 253 Incident Touches Off New Round Of Religious Profiling Promotion | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's a collection of various luminaries, granted an audience on Fox News, talking about how the incident aboard Flight 253 should touch off a new round of intense racial and ethnic profiling against Muslim-looking passengers.

Michael Steele Calls Thomas Friedman A "Nut Job" For His Concerns Over Psychotic Rhetoric

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC Chairman Michael Steele appeared on CNN's American Morning Wednesday and was confronted with Thomas Friedman's recent New York Times column, in wh...

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Obama Trip To Copenhagen Sparks Olympic-Sized Derangement | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of course, if you are not concerned about the awesomely ruinous opportunity cost to safety and prosperity that a brief jaunt to Denmark represents, surely you are worried about all the Chicago Machine Olympic corruption.