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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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With midterms approaching, the evil of the right is on full display

With the midterms fast approaching, and the prospect of both houses of Congress, as well as several statehouses, potentially flipping, Republicans across the country are becoming increasingly desperate. And, as you might imagine, this desperation is manifesting itself in truly terrible ways. In Texas, with the young, dynamic Beto O‚ÄôRourke gaining momentum, Ted Cruz has […]

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Alan Haber on the origins of SDS, similarities to the Occupy movement, Ann Arbor at the height of McCarthyism, and why he never built that second bomb

I spent yesterday morning with my friend Jeff, at the home of Alan Haber, the first president of Students for Democratic Society (SDS). We talked about Ann Arbor at the height of McCarthyism, the circumstances which gave rise to SDS, the drafting of the Port Huron Statement 50 years ago, and the opportunity that may […]

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Glenn Beck says Obama is “poking” teabaggers, hoping that they’ll commit acts of violence

That’s right, if there’s violence, it’s all Obama’s fault… He might as well have been throwing those bricks, yelling the n-word, and making those pipe bombs himself. Oh, and if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a brilliant little piece of Glenn Beck parody served up by Jon Stewart.

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Breaking: FBI anti-terrorism raids in SE Michigan

There don’t seem to be many details at this point, but WXYZ is reporting that a number of coordinated raids took place last night in the area. Here’s a clip: The FBI was conducting raids Saturday night at multiple locations in southeast Michigan. Action News has learned Homeland Security and the Joint Anti-terrorism Task Force […]

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