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Columbus, Somali Arrivals and Crime

Consider the State of Ohio’s Department Job and Family Services record of the pattern of resettlement of Somali refugees from 1999 to 2011. Consider it in the context of Uniform Crime Reports data for Columbus, Ohio, the city with the second-largest influx of Somali immigrants in the nation:

Now consider those trends in comparison […]

Have We All Attended NeoNazi Conferences, Like Steve Scalise?

“We’ve all made mistakes.”

That’s what Speaker of the House John Boehner has to say in justification of his decision to give a high leadership position in Congress to Steve Scalise.

Yes, we have all made mistakes, but simply making a mistake isn’t the issue, because not all mistakes are equal.

Maybe you made a […]

2016 GOP Republican Candidates Decline To Condemn Steve Scalise Nazi Politics

The big news of the day is that Congressman Steve Scalise has admitted attending a conference of white supremacists, and speaking as a featured at that conference. The conference was prominently organized by David Duke, who is well known as a neoNazi and KKK leader.

The name of the event was the European-American Unity […]

Gosh-Darned Racist Corporate America

There we go reifying arbitrary distinctions again. If you look closely, it’s all different shades of brown.

The Audacity of Rope: Revenge Fantasies against an Uppity Black

No, I’m not going to give you a link to the web page selling that sticker: I don’t want to give it the Google juice it so desires. You can find it for sale, though, right alongside bumper stickers reading “Tea Party Militia,” “Romney: Don’t Quit on Mitt,” “Molon Labe!,” “WWJDD: What Would Jeff […]

FBI Using Agent Provocateurs to Rile Up Anti-Semitic Movement Against Judges?

The FBI’s Operation BITE ME, as we’ve discussed in weeks past, is a newly expanded operation to engage in surveillance against American people and groups who are not suspected of any crime for purposes of “assessment”.

Within this context comes a report from the New York Times that the FBI has been encouraging agent provocateurs […]

Stand for Marriage Maine Brings Out the Scary Black Woman for its Anti-Gay Ads

Lee Atwater is chuckling in his grave.

When Stand for Marriage Maine wanted to put out its first TV ads against same-sex marriage in Maine, it put out an audition notice looking for a nice, well-spoken white woman willing to pretend to be a teacher and read a script. I’m not kidding. Here is the […]

The Principled Opposition to Health Care Reform

Republican webshop TheRightWing is selling these postcards like hotcakes:

You know, some people say that opposition to Barack Obama’s agenda has an element of racism. But I don’t think so. No, no, no. Why do people jump to conclusions like that?

[…]

House Chaplain History Of Discrimination

The House Chaplain is the kind of position that serves no practical legitimate public function. It only creates inequality, with the divisive impression that the U.S. Congress is an institution only for Christians. […]

Interest in Obama Birth Certificate Conspiracy? All About the Nigger Jokes. Convincing?

A couple of days ago, we wrote an article assessing claims that Barack Obama registered at Occidental College as a foreigner under the name Barry Soetoro. The single largest source of internet traffic to that article?

A website devoted to “nigger” jokes.

Oh, yeah, this “investigation” is all about the cause of freeeedom! And I’m […]

Boehner Defends Nazis And Is Right To Do So

I wish that John Boehner and the other Republicans who are expressing outrage at the targeting of Nazi groups in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security would have expressed one fraction of the same degree of outrage when Homeland Security goons targeted peace activists and environmentalists for investigation as potential terrorists. […]