US Islamophobes Try to Change Subject on Anti-Muslim Norwegian Mass Murderer

By: Monday July 25, 2011 10:50 am

Anders Behring Breivik, the man who orchestrated the horrific attacks in Norway on Friday, appeared in court for the first time today, and claimed that he has “two more cells” working in concert with him. Mr Breivik had earlier said he had acted alone. Prosecutor Christian Hatlo said police could not rule out that someone [...]

Right Wing Hopping Mad Over Culture of Violence They Have Wrought

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 6:55 am

Right now, the public isn’t ready to believe an argument that Jared Loughner was motivated by right-wing rhetoric. Fortunately, nobody has said that, because it’s the wrong claim to make. Nobody has claimed that crosshairs on a map or talk of “Second Amendment remedies” is specifically to blame (some on the right have blamed heavy [...]

Jared Loughner and Political Rhetoric

By: Monday January 10, 2011 9:43 am

We cannot know for sure yet, but Jared Loughner seems to have been motivated by extreme disdain for authority and the “phonies” around him. For Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris and Cho Seung-Hui that manifested itself in shooting up peers at high school or college. This turned into an assassination (self-described by Loughner as such). [...]

Right-Wing Talker Fired from Congressional CoS Job for Inciting Threat Against Public Schools

By: Thursday November 11, 2010 1:28 pm

Allen West may be the nuttiest of the nutjob Republicans elected last week, and it took him negative-55 days in office to register his first controversy. West signaled his intention to hire a Florida conservative talk-show host as his chief of staff. After criticism of her and some of her comments (calling Nancy Pelosi “garbage,” [...]

Conservative Response to Base Violence and Hate Absurd, but Let’s Be Clear Where This Comes From

By: Thursday March 25, 2010 10:33 am

I don’t think it’s even worth responding to the likes of the NRCC or Eric Cantor or Mike Pence about violence and hatred in the GOP base. They fanned these flames and have been doing so for some time. Right-wing violence and intimidation is nothing new in American life. The leaders of the conservative movement [...]

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