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"The GOP Ignores The Bigger Terror Threat—From The Right": Why Won’t Republicans Acknowledge Radical White Terrorists?

I want surveillance of certain mosques,” bellowed Donald Trump to his followers at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Alabama, over the weekend. Ted Cruz recently declared that it would be “lunacy” to allow Muslim refugees into the United States because they “ 981 more words


"Why The Media Is Duty-Bound To Call Donald Trump A Racist": That Ugly Fantasy Might Just Become Our Ugly Reality

It was easy to label the Missouri murder of Craig Anderson “racist,” as BuzzFeed did in its excellent accounting of the modern-day lynching. In 2011, a group of white teenagers allegedly shouted racial epithets while beating Anderson and celebrating running him over with a truck. 881 more words

GOP Presidential Candidates

"The Massive Irony For Ted Cruz": Bromance On The Rocks: Surging Ted Cruz Begins To Poke Donald Trump

Ted Cruz’s moment has arrived.

Less than 10 weeks before Iowa voters cast the first votes of the presidential campaign season in Feb. 1 caucuses, a new Quinnipiac poll shows the Texas senator statistically tied with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for the lead in the state. 895 more words


"This Ugly Atmosphere Feels A Bit Familiar": It's Beginning To Feel Like 2002 All Over Again

At the end of last week, the liberal group Media Matters noted that in the wake of the Madrid bombings in March 2004, Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly asserted that “If al-Qaeda attacks here, President Bush is re-elected in a heartbeat,” since “unlike the Spanish,” who are passive sheep (or something), the strong American public “won’t surrender, they’ll get angry.” But after the recent attacks in Paris, O’Reilly sang a different tune: “We get hit, goes down as the worst president in U.S. 908 more words

GOP Presidential Candidates

"When Expedience Feels Like Wisdom": What, Exactly, Is It We’re Fighting To Defend?

“Let’s stop worrying about people’s rights.”

Sadly there are dozens of junctures in American history from which that shameful quote might spring.

It could date as far back as 1798 when President Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts, making it illegal to criticize the U.S. 586 more words

Fox News

"It’s Out Of Control Now": First, Donald Trump Came For The Muslims

I have never truly feared for the well-being of my family or friends because of the words uttered by an American politician. But that has changed after Donald Trump’s comments over the past few days about Muslims. 973 more words


"Rubio Faces Leadership Test And Flunks": There Is A Malignancy Eating Away At The Republican Party

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump started the week by talking about closing down mosques, before taking the truly extraordinary step yesterday of saying he would “ 587 more words