Twenty-five Senators Urge AG Sessions to Address Hate Crimes
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Twenty-five Senators Urge AG Sessions to Address Hate Crimes

From Code45 Citing the “alarming increase in bias-motivated violence” since the election of President Trump that has left  “[m]any members of racial, ethnic and religious minority communities, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, live in very real fear for their safety,” Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) … Continue reading

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC
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Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC

On February 2, Reuters reported that the Trump Administration was changing  the Department of Homeland Security’s program “Countering Violent Extremism”.  The program would now focus exclusively on “radical Islamic extremism” and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States. The timing of … Continue reading

Christiane Amanpour: Stop Banalizing the Truth and Fight Normalization of the Unacceptable
Hate Speech / First Amendment / 2016 Election / donald trump / Alt-Right / Media Attacks

Christiane Amanpour: Stop Banalizing the Truth and Fight Normalization of the Unacceptable

Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists honored Christiane Amanpour with the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom.  Amanpour is CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of the network’s award-winning global affairs program “Amanpour.” She is a senior adviser to CPJ, and is on the … Continue reading

Year of Living Dangerously Part II
Hate Speech / Republican Congress / Republican Party / Sarah Palin / Teabaggers

Year of Living Dangerously Part II

Year of Living Dangerously Part II: Responding to Tucson’s Day of Terror January 11, 2011 Last March I posted a column “Amercia’s Year of Living Dangerously” in reaction to the deterioration of our political debate “from rancorous to poisonous” and the acts of political violence against Democrats such as Gabrielle Giffords following passage of Health … Continue reading

Christian Nation / Church/State / Hate Speech / Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s Christian Nation and the Road to Providence

Sarah Palin’s recent comments that the United States is a “Christian nation” along with her assumption of the role of arbiter of who is a “real American” suggests that she may have spent a little too much time on her porch in Alaska staring at Russia and needs to be reacquainted with the lower 48. I have taken the liberty of outlining an itinerary for the former half-term Governor. Continue reading