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Media bias turns murderers of Latinos into “illegal immigration activists”

Mainstream news outlets barely cover tragedies when they involve victims who don’t fit strict criteria of what is considered worthy of media attention. If the victim is a person of color, poor, or considered unsavory or criminal, it’s unlikely that … Continued

Politics

Gun rights groups don’t kill people, but their frantic politics might

The tragic events in Tuscon on January eighth have clearly left the world in awe. Such deviations in the standard function of civil society always have. Speculations abound, aligning the shooter Jared Lee Loughner with countless ideological ties that spurred … Continued

Politics

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

Politics

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

Politics

Arizona mourns child targeted by hate

Saturday morning, nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green was shot, along with 18 others at a public gathering to greet U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona. Christina-Taylor was born on September 11, 2001. She was waiting to meet Rep. Giffords when the … Continued

Politics

Did hateful rhetoric fuel deadly shooting in Arizona?

In the aftermath of today’s tragic events in Tucson, the motive of the shooter who killed six and injured over a dozen others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is still in question. What we do know is that the suspect, Jared … Continued

Immigration

Congresswoman gunned down in Arizona, democracy crumbles in the beleaguered state

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head Saturday morning at a public event in Tucson. Several news outlets are reporting that the newly re-elected Democrat was critically injured and underwent emergency surgery. At least 12 members of her … Continued