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Trump says it’s not his violent rhetoric, but the press that’s responsible for political violence

When I last left you, we were discussing the fact that an explosive device had been discovered in the mailbox of George Soros, a man who Trump and his allies on the far right have been spinning wild conspiracy theories about for years. [Just today there’s a new conspiracy theory about how the billionaire philanthropist […]

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Since we haven’t had a good Glenn Beck thread in a while…

We can argue all day all day long as to whether or not Sarah Palin’s violent imagery and rhetoric contributed in any way to Jared Loughner’s decision last week to kill his Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords. What can’t be argued, however, is that, several months ago, Palin’s fellow Fox News personality, Glenn Beck, played a pivotal […]

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Obama on the deaths of the men and women in Tucson

I’d already watched Sarah Palin’s recorded statement on the Arizona shootings when I’d decided to track down video of President Obama’s speech at the Tucson memorial service for those men and women who were killed or wounded on Saturday. I know that, in the past, I’ve expressed a great deal of dissatisfaction with the President, […]

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Dear Sarah Palin

A cousin of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, an abortion rights advocate by the name of Lynn Paltrow, posted what I found to be a very reasonable letter to Sarah Palin today. I’d encourage you to read the whole thing, but here’s how it ends. …Your response so far, has been to defend the images and language […]

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Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 18 others shot in Arizona

Remember how, several months ago, we were discussing Sarah Palin’s decision to show her perceived political adversaries in the crosshairs of a gun? Well, one of those people, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, was shot this morning. The motivation of the shooting is not yet know, but, given that the Congresswoman was the first of […]

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