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Welcome Refugees! America Is Happy To Have You!

The American majority welcomes refugees, and will do what we can to make sure that our government gives them the help you deserve. America is happy to add refugees to our multicultural community of human progress. […]

John Kasich’s Warning About Growing Republican Fascism

You might not care that Donald Trump wants to suppress journalists, because you’re not one, but think about this: If he keeps going and he actually becomes President, he might just get around to you, and you better hope that’s there someone left to help you. […]

Bob Goodlatte Talks Like There’s A Terrorism Crisis, Acts Like We Need An Oil Change

The day after Goodlatte sent a letter to the President warning that Syrian refugee Islamic State terrorists are poised to exploit every single opportunity to attack the United States, in a bloody onslaught that will devastate our country from coast to coast, Goodlatte has closed up his committee, left Washington D.C., and is preparing to settle in with his family tomorrow for a peaceful Thanksgiving turkey dinner followed by a nice long nap. Crisis? I don’t think so. […]

The 47 Gutless Democrats Who Caved In To Republican Xenophobia, Obstructing Help To Victims Of The Islamic State

Take note, Democratic voters. These craven Democratic politicians do not deserve your votes. They have surrendered to the Republican agenda of fear. […]

We Do It Anyway

As you’re probably aware, Republican Party governors across the United States are declaring that they don’t want any Syrian refugees coming into their states because there might be a secret terrorist sneaking in among them, posing as a refugee.

It’s tempting to try to find empirical evidence to the contrary, to consult profiles of refugees […]

Urgent Homeland Threats To Be Addressed By Congress… Next Week

A week from today, the Republican-led Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will be holding a hearing to examine “the growing threat America and the West face from ISIS and other terrorist groups, Russia and Iran’s actions in Syria, the impacts of the refugee crisis in Europe on America’s security, homegrown terrorism, […]

Federal Hate Crimes Activity: A Speck on the Edge of a Dime

In the first decade of the 21st Century, there was a great deal of hubbub about the declaration of “hate crimes” in national politics. The argument at the time was that federal hate crime laws were needed to protect the American population from acts of violence motivated by prejudice.

Federal arrest data released by the […]

How to Make People Think More People are Killed with Hammers than with Guns

It is demonstrably untrue that more people are killed each year with fists and hammers than guns. The FBI’s Crime in the United States Report expanded homicide data in Table Number 8 (source | source) demonstrates that firearms in general kill many more people than are killed by blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) or the […]

Is Violence on the Rise or Fall in the United States? The Answer Depends on How Much You Squint.

Last week, a comment left here by Ella reacted to Peregrin Wood’s characterization of Radical Islamic Instant Internet Brainwashing Hypnowave stories as an unfounded social panic. Ella claimed that it is right to be afraid, since here in the United States we have become so much more violent over the years:

“Violence, for whatever reason, […]

Should The U.S. Government Try To Control Use Of Social Media By Terrorists?

Radicalism can be an ugly thing or a beautiful thing, depending on its content, but whatever it is, it isn’t the business of anyone in the federal government. […]

Has More Immigration Led to Higher Crime in the United States?


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and Uniform Crime Reports.

Someone tell Donald Trump.