Daily Archives Thursday, April 2012

How Safe Is Safe?

Rachel Maddow: How America’s Security-Industrial Complex Went Insane If no one knows if our security-industrial complex is making us safer, why have we built it? Why are we still building it, at breakneck speed?   The following is an excerpt from Rachel Maddow’s new book, “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power,” published by Crown more »

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It Is Your Fault I Beat You!

How Right-Wing Bullies Blame and Attack the Victims of Violence and Oppression   The right-wing exploits tendencies toward victim-blaming to advance its worldview. But are Americans wising up? When Geraldo Rivera and other right-wing figures zeroed in on Trayvon Martin’s hoodie as though it provided some sort of explanation or justification for the young man’s more »

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The Church And State Together Again!

Deciphering Right-Wing Code: What Conservatives Are Really Saying When They Seem to Spew Nonsense By Sara Robinson Did Rick Santorum just declare the next right-wing crusade? Progressive commentators have been piling on Rick Santorum for a weirdly incoherent statement he made about the state of American history classes in America’s colleges. Here’s what he said: “I was more »

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