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Hate Crimes Are Up, but the Government Isn’t Doing a Good Job of Tracking Them

After a bitter national election, there is considerable anxiety about the potential for violence. The data kept on crimes charged by racial and religious antipathies won’t reassure anyone.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE


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It’s Worse Than You Think

The election of Donald Trump, whose appeal to voters is based on magical thinking, paves the way for the rise of a police state unlike anything seen in American history. Its fangs will appear the moment Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 READ MORE



How Far Will Americans Take Anti-Muslim Hate?

The de facto criminalization of being Muslim or speaking Arabic is proceeding apace despite being contrary to every core American value and contradicting the First Amendment.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE



How Americans Hate: 8-fold Increase in Islamophobic Crime Since 2000

Ever since Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act in 1990, the FBI has been issuing annual reports on crimes of bias or hate crimes. We can see in these statistics some of the reasons why the GOP candidates are running on anti-Muslim hatred. 

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE



Why Hate Speech by Presidential Candidates Is Just Plain Despicable

Hate crimes will never be eliminated entirely. But this doesn’t absolve the politicians who have been fueling hatefulness.

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 READ MORE


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‘Left, Right & Center’: Authorizing War Against ISIS, Muslims Murdered

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the prospect of congressional authorization to attack ISIS, the three Muslim young adults slain in a possible hate crime in North Carolina and a federal judge’s rejection of Alabama’s ban on gay marriage.

Posted on Feb 14, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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Colbert Has a Gay Old Time at Dobson’s Expense

Stephen Colbert (above) mocks “Focus on the Family” host James Dobson for suggesting that the hate crimes legislation passed by the House discriminates against Christians because it would punish gay-bashing.

Posted on May 8, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush: Hate Crime Bill ‘Unnecessary’

The House has passed an expansion of hate crimes legislation to include discrimination against gender, sexual orientation and disability. Though the measure succeeded with bipartisan support and is expected to make it through the Senate, President Bush has vowed to veto the bill, calling it unnecessary.

Posted on May 4, 2007 READ MORE


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