Denouncing Political Rhetoric Which Is Indistinguishable From The Manifestos Of Paranoid Madmen

Jon Stewart’s remarks about Tucson two nights ago were poignant, conciliatory, honest, humble, and insightful: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Here he hits the nail on the head: I do think it is a worthwhile goal not to conflate our political opponents with enemies, if for [Read More...]

A Compendium Of Important Links About Tucson And About Political Rhetoric

There is a wealth of stuff out there worth boning up on. This story explains that Giffords is not the only of Palin’s crosshaired candidates to receive vandalism or death threats. Here is a timeline of two and a half years of disturbing, political, gun related statements and behavior coming from the right wing. Bryce [Read More...]

Moral Luck, Sarah Palin, And The “Targeting” Of Gabrielle Giffords

Contrary to first impressions, it does not seem at this point that Jared Lee Loughner’s shooting of Congresswoman Giffords and nineteen other people was directly inspired by the Tea Party movement or by Sarah Palin. What has dribbled out so far about Loughner’s ideas seems closest to anarchism in ideology and there are amateur diagnoses [Read More...]

Interview With Gabrielle Giffords On Prior Attack On Her Congressional Office

She calmly and gracefully defended the value of the democratic process amidst a great deal of abuse from the Tea Party: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

Terrifying and infuriating news: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman at a public event in Tucson on Saturday. There are conflicting reports about whether she was killed. The Pima County, Ariz., sheriff’s office told member station KJZZ the 40-year-old Democrat was killed. At least nine other people, including members of [Read More...]


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