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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

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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

Rand Paul: The Best Friend a White Supremacist Can Have

Dr. Rand Paul, ophthalmologist from Bowling Green, Kentucky, has accomplished a great many things in his life. Owning and operating his own ophthalmology clinic is impressive for one. Running and winning Senator in Kentucky with his first attempt in politics, … Continued

Politics

Tea Party Bullies Republicans to the Far Right

Last week, as the Tea Party movement pressed forward with its eerie “we are the people” message, Sarah Palin drew a deeply troubling line in the sand. Her message for mainstream Republicans was: get on board with the Tea Party … Continued

Culture

Post-Racial America Still Just a Dream

As this is a milestone blog for me, I was hoping to write about any number of things.  I thought maybe since NFL training camps are underway another blog about the chances of my beloved Raiders was in order. Or … Continued

Immigration

Tea Partiers Dispute Charges of Racism…With Racism

Editor’s note: In the original version of this article, we incorrectly stated that Republican candidate Jason Sager attended an event hosted by the Council for Conservative Citizens. A representative for Mr. Sager informed Imagine 2050 that he decided against attending … Continued

Politics

Sarah Palin’s New Low: Targeting High School Students

Sarah Palin has crossed the line from political joke to political jerk. Last week, an Illinois high school girls basketball team pulled out of a December tournament in Arizona because of the State’s new anti-immigrant law. Highland Park High School’s … Continued

Politics

Palin’s 100k Speech Fails to Unite Teabaggers

Question: Was Sarah Palin paid $100,000 to rehash a speech from her 2008 vice-presidential campaign? Answer: You betcha! On the final night of the National Tea Party Convention, Sarah Palin wooed the audience with some of her trademark one-liners but … Continued

Politics

Tea Party Convention Loses Steam

Day two of the tea party convention can be summed up in two words: confusion and disunity. The day began at 8:00am when the continental breakfast quickly ran out of coffee - much to the dismay of many sleepy tea … Continued