Sarah Palin and the Pied Pipers of Political Violence

It’s only been four days since the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Giffords of Arizona and already the rightist spin machine is operating at full throttle.  As calls for civility grow, the American public must also remind those practicing the politics … Continued


Communities in fear, the after effects of hate violence

Saturday’s assassination attempt on Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona is part of a growing trend that began years ago. The candidacy and ultimate election of Barack Obama touched off a deep and sustained political backlash. Politically motivated hate violence … Continued


Fox News Steps in Own Trap Over New Obama Book

Excuse the pun but an old British proverb reminding us that “a fox should not be of the jury at a goose’s trial” certainly applies to a recent controversy surrounding Fox News.  One of my favorite Yahoo News bloggers, Michael … Continued


Theocratic Third Party Flexes its Muscle during 2010 Election

While Americans around the country celebrated and mourned the election results of both Democratic and Republican party candidates.  The third largest political party in the United States was taking stock of all its hard work.  If you’re thinking of the … Continued


White Electorate Engages in Civil War

Writers, bloggers, and pundits assert that national polls, both past and present, show a large slice of the white electorate has embraced a strange brew of bigotry mixed with a healthy measure of outlandish racial and religious conspiracies.  In actuality … Continued


NumbersUSA Refuses To Break Ties With Political Extremists

The anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA and its executive director Roy Beck just can’t seem to steer clear of controversy. The Center for New Community reports that on June 4 Beck will address an event organized by the Maryland-based Institute of the … Continued


Group Behind Arizona Law SB1070 Endorses Armed Militias

Having already created a national political environment fueled by racism, FAIR is now asking that armed quasi-governmental paramilitary organizations be added to the mix. Barely a week before the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Oklahoma City federal … Continued


Fifteen Years After Oklahoma City Multiracial America Still at Risk

In Oklahoma City, on the morning of April 19, 1995, far right activist Timothy McVeigh detonated an explosive device beneath the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building murdering 168 people and injuring 680. Fifteen years later the lesson of Oklahoma City … Continued


Tea Party Harbors Dangerous States’ Rights Agenda

The so-called “tea party movement” is actually made up of a number of factions, including Tea Party Patriots, Tea Party Express, and the Tea Party Nation, that have latched onto the concept as a way of attracting attention and pushing … Continued

An Open Letter to Mark Krikorian

Mark Krikorian Executive Director Center for Immigration Studies 1522 K Street N.W., Suite 820 Washington, DC 20005-1202 Dear Mr. Krikorian, Thank you for your recent response regarding a post on the blog Imagine2050, entitled “Tanton Network Caught in Bed Again … Continued