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Holocaust Museum Shooting

Reading the Tea Leaves of Domestic Terrorism

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I have become keenly aware that deliberately overheated rhetoric and pernicious public speech by our national leaders tacitly grants permission for the weak minded and mentally ill to commit atrocities.

The Hair-Tearing False Equivalency of American Political Violence.

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Sweeney

Please, someone, anyone, stop Mika Brzezinski before she kills journalistic integrity again. Ms. Brzezinski if you're reading this, I'm begging you, just google "false equivalency" and read some of the commentaries on the various blogs that pop up.

Death at the Holocaust Museum and the Degradation of the American Dialogue

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

There was a time when intellectual honesty was not considered unpatriotic; when compassion for, and understanding of, your fellow man was a sign of strength, not weakness.

James Von Brunn, Accused Holocaust Museum Shooter, Appears In Court

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An 89-year-old white supremacist charged with killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was ordered to remain ...

The Conversation We Need to Have

Karen Finney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Finney

The incident in Cambridge comes on the heels of a number of incidents over the past several months that reminded us of the unfinished business race and prejudice in our country.

Pat Buchanan's Bile Goes Unchallenged

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Menachem Rosensaft

Buchanan must be held publicly accountable for facilitating the dissemination of toxic hate speech that, as the Holocaust Museum shooting reminds us, can have tragic consequences.

Are the Culture Wars Back?

Rachel Laser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Laser

An overwhelmingly popular President and a rising chorus of Americans are imploring policymakers to replace the culture wars with culture discussions. In this new moment, engaging in partisan warfare seems simply passé.

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...

Bigotry, Demonizing Rhetoric and Right-Wing Violence

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Since the inauguration of Barack Obama there have been nine murders by men and women who have intersected with ideologies of White Supremacy, xenophobia, and antisemitism.

Democracy's Paradox

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Wanna hear a good Holocaust joke? Or a rib-tickler about lynching? How about starving Ethiopians? You'll bust a gut. I spent an eerie couple of hours...

Guard Who Returned Fire Speaks About Holocaust Museum Shooting

Associated Press | GILLIAN GAYNAIR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WHITE PLAINS, Md. (AP) -- After retiring from a 27-year career as a D.C. police officer, Harry Weeks thought working security at the U.S. Holocaust Me...

How Can I Be Loved for Hating Everybody?

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

The world is changing way too fast. A year ago we thought Hillary Clinton might get elected. Television pundits repeatedly asked us if we were ready...

WorldNetDaily Feeds the Extremists

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

If Fox News is guilty in hastening the death of Tiller, Farah and WorldNetDaily also are. Too bad WND Joseph Farah lacks the guts to honestly address the subject.

The Bloody Truth Behind Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

It's time we confront the fact that behind violently anti-immigrant and supremacist rhetoric is a real urge and a real encouragement for actual violence.

Who Watches the Watchmen?

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Milewski

Attacking Sean Hannity while ignoring management and ownership is the media equivalent of blaming the grunts at Abu Ghraib while ignoring the generals at the Pentagon.

Judge: Holocaust Museum Suspect Can't Appear In Court

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is in no condition to appear...

Recent Shootings Show Threat Of 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An elderly man enters a crowded museum carrying a rifle and begins shooting. A young man in Arkansas pulls the trigger outside a mi...

James Von Brunn's Son Slams His "Cowardice"

ABC News | MICHAEL S. JAMES, PIERRE THOMAS, JACK DATE and THERESA COOK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A son of the 88-year-old white supremacist who allegedly started a shootout at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is slamming his father's "cowardice"...

I'm Sorry, Right Wing Extremists

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Wellington Ennis

I am further struck that this piece would be the one to draw personalized reactions. I've authored other things I would expect to be more offensive or controversial.

My Daughter's Chilling Account of Years at Holocaust Museum

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

"The entire time I worked there, we always expected something terrible to happen. I was very lucky it didn't while I was there -- but it wasn't for lack of trying."

Mancow: Obama 'Excited' About Holocaust Museum Shooting, Hates Jews

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mancow went on to assert that, because of his connection to Wright, Obama is an "anti-Semite" who was "popping champagne" following the June 10 shooti...

Jason Linkins

Memorial Fund Established For Slain Holocaust Museum Guard (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Just so everyone knows: The American Jewish Committee's Washington DC chapter has established a memorial fund for Stephen Tyrone Johns, who was killed...

Holocaust Museum Reopens Two Days After Shooting

AP | GILLIAN GAYNAIR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Liz Johnson showed up Friday to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum with 12 Girl Scouts in tow. None of them was alive when the Holo...

Media Gives Hate-Mongering White Supremacist Airtime, Facetime and Helpful PR

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

This is unbelievable. In last night's "NBC Nightly News," Pete Williams had a segment on the Holocaust Museum shooter, James von Brunn, and they prese...

Racism And Other Paranoid Delusions

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Warmowski

The dissatisfaction of disenfranchised Americans has often taken the form of grandiose paranoia, but that reliable pastime seems to have reached unpre...