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Here Are 6 Problems America Has That Are Worse Than Terrorism

Every time a person of Middle Eastern heritage who ought to have been committed to an insane asylum but wasn’t (because rich people who don’t want to pay taxes successfully lobbied to get rid of insane asylums) commits violence, our press and politicians hit the panic button.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Aug 11, 2016 ENLARGE



‘Pow, Pow, Yous Are Dead!’

I hid my face in my hands. It wasn’t just that my toddler son was playing guns but that he was using a Pride flag as his weapon at a vigil to mourn those killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

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Posted on Jul 20, 2016 ENLARGE



Poll: Should Ohio’s Open Carry Gun Law Be Suspended During the GOP Convention?

Deadly incidents in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., have Cleveland police fearing for their lives.

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The U.S. Is Downright Weird When It Comes to Firearms

The United States continues to be peculiar in handing out powerful, magazine-fed firearms to almost anyone who wants one and not requiring background checks on private purchases, even those made at gun shows.

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A Narrow Focus on Mass Shootings Undermines Efforts to Solve America’s Gun Problem

Gun control advocates cite Australia as a model for how the United States can address gun violence. But for four reasons, it’s not that simple.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE



Antonin Scalia and the Clear and Present Danger of Second Amendment Fundamentalism

The late Supreme Court justice, having bestowed the Constitution’s blessing on personal gun rights, bears responsibility for our collective impotence in response to the madness of gun violence in America.

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Donald Trump’s Attacks on Freedom of Religion

Trump apparently wants to institute something akin to Jim Crow discrimination against Muslims, including those who are citizens of the United States. Is this what the Republican Party wants as well?

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee Wistfully Recalls a Time When the GOP Was Not in the NRA’s Pocket (Video)

Despite massacre after massacre, too many Republicans refuse to even consider passing common-sense gun laws to help protect innocent Americans. But it wasn’t always like this, the “Full Frontal” host reminds us.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Is the Gun Lobby Finally Cornered?

Even the most fervently held dogma is not immune to reality and logic. The collapse of the opposition to reasonable steps toward making us a safer country may not happen all at once. But it is in sight.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE


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The American Medical Association Voted to Allow Guns in Hospitals That Treat Mental Health Patients

The United States’ largest association of physicians recommends that hospitals and healthcare facilities allow guns and tasers in facilities that house patients with mental health issues.

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Employer of Pulse Nightclub Shooter Ignored Warnings About Two Other Killers

G4S, the security company that employed Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people early Sunday in Orlando, Fla., failed to heed warnings about at least two other employees who went on to commit murder.

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A Criminologist Explains Six Truths You Should Know About America’s Mass Shootings

An expert attempts to debunk common myths about mass shootings, starting with the bonkers idea that more guns make people safer; scientists are working to condense multiple medications into “personalized” pills; and since late 2015, more Americans have been employed by online-only outlets than by newspapers. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE



Obama: Hating Muslims Makes You an Ally of Islamic State and Is Un-American (Video)

President Obama is clearly concerned about the direction of the country and the mainstreaming of anti-Muslim hate speech, especially in the context of impossible-to-prevent lone-wolf attacks like that in Orlando, Fla.

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Samantha Bee Demands Americans Work, Not Pray, for Change in Wake of Orlando Massacre (Video)

“There is no shortage of troubled 20-somethings out there, and whether they’re radicalized by ISIS or homophobia or white nationalism or a dislike of movies,” said the “Full Frontal” host, “we are making it far too easy for their derangement to kill us.”

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Watch Again: President Obama Tells Gun Store Owner That No One Is Coming for His Weapons (Video)

The National Rifle Association’s propaganda is preventing us from passing reasonable gun laws, Obama told him.

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Samantha Bee Proves It’s Easier to Buy Guns Than to Buy an NRA Bird Costume (Video)

Ever heard of Eddie the Eagle, the National Rifle Association mascot? Well, even if you haven’t, you’ll never forget his ridiculous face again after watching this hilarious clip from “Full Frontal.”

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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In Syria, More U.S. Weaponry Goes to al-Qaida

The al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front reportedly has repeated scenarios it previously acted out against other “moderate” remnants of the old Free Syrian Army.

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‘We Are Not Denmark’: Hillary Clinton and Liberal American Exceptionalism

America’s 21st-century “exceptions” appear as dubious distinctions: gun violence, carbon emissions, mass incarceration, wealth inequality, racial disparities, capital punishment, child poverty and military spending.

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The Media Buy In to Donald Trump’s Authoritarian America

Now that he has bullied his way into the mainstream, it’s time for the media to take a serious look at his policies and the dreadful consequences they would have if he occupied the Oval Office.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: James Corden Blasts Jeb Bush’s Desperate Attempts to Get Votes Using Guns and Glasses

“Is anyone else worried Jeb got rid of his glasses the same week he got a gun?” asked the “Late Late Show” host about recent changes the former Florida governor made to his persona.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges, Jill Stein Take On the Scam of American Politics

Hedges and the Green Party presidential candidate explore the problems plaguing American politics, including the essential dysfunction of a two-party system, the staged hypocrisy of the presidential debates and the lack of difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Might of the American Empire Was on Full Display at Super Bowl 50

From the fighter jets soaring overhead to the armed troops patrolling Levi Stadium, Super Bowl 50 was a highly militarized event, its 70,000 spectators and millions of television viewers subject to a showcase of war propaganda and a heavy security crackdown.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day

With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE



Sarah Palin Takes the GOP Campaign to New Lows

Palin’s endorsement of front-runner Donald Trump this week was a master class in surrealist poetry. Geniuses of the Dada movement would have been humbled by her obliteration of the bourgeois concept we call logic.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE



The Choice for Democrats: Hillary Clinton’s Evolution or Bernie Sanders’ Revolution

On issue after issue, Clinton proposes incremental solutions that take into account our political system as it is. Sanders proposes dramatic solutions that will only be possible when power is wrested from “big money” interests.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE



Thanks to Donald Trump, Police Brutality and Guns, the United States’ Reputation Is Plummeting

When I was visiting abroad recently, my non-American friends were quite candid with me: They see my country as increasingly intolerant, violent and inhospitable.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE



New York Values: What Tiny Ted Cruz Will Never Get About the Big Town

Demagogues denigrating New York come and go with boring predictability—and the nation’s greatest city will continue to thrive long after the Texas senator is merely an unpleasant memory.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE


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How Much Can Obama’s Executive Actions Affect Gun Violence?

President Obama’s recently unveiled executive actions on guns drew predictable praise from gun control advocates and bile from gun rights supporters and Republican lawmakers, including some who called his actions unconstitutional. But others have noted that the actions themselves are extremely modest, raising questions about how much they will really do to stem gun violence.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 READ MORE


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The Most Important Issues for Activists in 2016: An Interview With Kevin Zeese

The longtime political activist pinpoints what activists should be paying attention to in the new year, including the killing of people of color by the government through police violence, the climate crisis and the duopoly scam of American politics.

Posted on Jan 7, 2016 READ MORE


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