592 days ago, on June 22 2013, just 13 days after it was created, the petition to pardon civil liberties whistleblower Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures. That 100,000 mark is crucial, because as an official petition on the official “We The People” petition website set up by the White House, it is guaranteed […]
There are some people on the internet, writing for websites with names like “Stormfront” and “Stuff Black People Don’t Lie,” who make a cottage industry out of posting a link every time a Somali immigrant is charged with a crime and blowing that single incident into a blanket condemnation of immigrants, Somalis, Africans and people […]
Up here in Maine, if you ask a bunch of people on the street which is the most dangerous, crime-ridden town in the state, more than half will name Lewiston. Lewiston, Maine has a reputation for crime that many people blame on immigrants from the country of Somalia. There’s just one problem with that claim: […]
Bobby Jindal is preparing to begin a campaign for the Republican presidential election in 2016. In order to win that nomination, Jindal knows that he has to gain attention by whipping up as much righteous fury from the GOP’s fundamentalist Christian base as he can.
Luckily for Bobby Jindal, there’s a time-tested method for getting […]
Christian terrorists, inspired by radical preacher Franklin Graham, have inundated Duke University with threats of violent attacks against students. The Christian extremists have been whipped up into a fury by reports that Muslims at Duke University would be allowed to have a call to prayer. The terrorists have demanded that the Muslim call to […]
On the Saudi television network Al Nas two nights ago, commentator Aadam Alam declared boldly of western Christians, “we need to kill them, we need to kill them“:
“We need to kill them. We need to kill them, the fundamentalist Christian terrorists hell-bent on killing us. You’re in danger. I’m in danger. We’re at war […]
“US woman accidentally shot dead by son, two, in Idaho Wal-Mart,” the BBC writes in a news headline today.
The woman in question had a handgun. She put it in her handbag. Before she put the handgun in her handbag, she put bullets into the handgun. When she put the handgun in her handbag, […]
How do you feel about recent, far-too late admission by the U.S. Government that it has tortured innocent people to death? Does this bother you?
How much does this bother you? Does it bother you right down to your bones? Have you had enough of it? Are you sick and tired of the United States […]
Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on “to examine the Ebola epidemic”. It seems like a good opportunity to reflect back on the Ebola crisis… the one that never ever posed a serious threat to the United States.
You see, it’s the Subcommittee on African Affairs that is holding the hearing. That’s […]
“Warning: Many readers may find the following material offensive.”
So wrote USA Today without irony before describing how the United States tortured people, to no end, in our names. Today, you can read for yourself a redacted version of a 2012 Senate report, finally released after years of stalling, that confirms in detail that agents […]
Except wait, it’s not proof of that at all. As the share of the U.S. population made up of immigrants has more than doubled, the violent crime rate has actually fallen.
Does this information fail to match your preconception? Try working through the cognitive dissonance this time.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and Uniform Crime […]