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Yes, 'many sides' are ripping Charlottesville, America apart

Monday  18:51,   14 august 2017
The Hill

OPINION | On both the left and right, hatred is on the march in America and extremism is the reason. Social media makes it easy for troubled loons to band together and provoke confrontations.  Irresponsible, agenda-driven media stokes the hate even [...]

Opinion: Trump’s Two-Front War Against McConnell and North Korea

Monday  18:51,   14 august 2017
Roll Call

If we survive the tweets of August, a Wall Street Journal headline should be immortalized as a symbol of this long hot summer in Trumpland. In the online edition of Friday’s Journal, the subhead on a stock-picking article actually read: “Analysts[...]

White Supremacists Were Not The Only Thugs Tearing Up Charlottesville

Monday  18:51,   14 august 2017
The Federalist

The conflict between anti-fascists and fascists has been simmering for decades as they’ve been firing shots at each other and gathering recruits.The violence in Charlottesville reveals not who we are as Americans, but who we might become if we allow [...]

After Charlottesville, Republicans must grapple with their history on race

Monday  18:51,   14 august 2017

Republicans must disentangle conservatism from racism whatever the political cost.The Republican Party entered the political scene as the party of “free soil, free labor, and free men. ” When Republican Abraham Lincoln captured the presidency, white [...]

When the President Is Un-American

Monday  18:20,   14 august 2017
The New York Times

Trumpism is a betrayal of our national identity.Remember back in 2008, when Sarah Palin used to talk about the “real America”? She meant rural and small-town residents — white residents, it went without saying — who supposedly embodied the nation’s[...]

White Christian conservatives should oppose protests by white supremacists

Monday  18:20,   14 august 2017
FOX News

God is not a racist. Torch-wielding white nationalists and white supremacists marching through Charlottesville, Virginia, Friday night and rallying again Saturday failed to learn that important lesson. They shouted “unite the right” and “white[...]

Take the Statues Down

Monday  18:06,   14 august 2017
The Atlantic

Today’s defenders of white supremacy are fighting for a losing cause, a defeat that their violence will only serve to make deeper and more lasting than it otherwise would have been. Across the United States, the statues are starting to topple, the[...]

When Does a Fringe Movement Stop Being Fringe?

Monday  09:15,   14 august 2017
The Atlantic

Suddenly, the “far right” doesn’t seem so far. On Friday night, hundreds of protesters descended on a statue of Confederate hero Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. Carrying tiki torches, waving Confederate battle flags, [...]

Opinion | Trump babbles in the face of tragedy

Sunday  20:51,   13 august 2017

Charlottesville proved Trump incapable of one of the president’s primary jobs.One of the difficult but primary duties of the modern presidency is to speak for the nation in times of tragedy. A space shuttle explodes. An elementary school is[...]

This is no time for moral midgetry in Charlottesville

Sunday  20:05,   13 august 2017
The Hill

OPINION | Our leaders should forcefully condemn the despicable activities that took place in[...]

What Trump Got Wrong on Charlottesville

Sunday  19:50,   13 august 2017
The New York Times

This weekend evil has a name, and it is white supremacy. Sign up for the Morning Briefing newsletterOur nation has an unfortunate history with white supremacy. Our founding creed declared that “all men are created equal,” but it took much bloodshed[...]

Violence and venom: This is not the Charlottesville I know

Sunday  18:50,   13 august 2017

This is not the Charlottesville I know. Torch-toting white nationalists whose chants of “White lives matter” and “You will not replace us” pierced the night Friday as they marched down the marble steps of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia.[...]

Stop Beating the Drums For A “Preventive” War with North Korea

Sunday  18:50,   13 august 2017
The Daily Caller

Make no mistake, it will be another war. I, on behalf of mothers of veterans everywhere, call on the United States government to moderate their tone and engage in any diplomatic talks headed by North and South Korea. I caution the American people to [...]

In dealing with North Korea, Trump needs allies — not bombast

Friday  23:20,   11 august 2017

As Trump taunts the most reckless regime on the planet, the path ahead will require cooperation with regional partners. The United States can’t go it alone in Korea, in either war or peace. The danger is that Trump’s rhetoric could destabilize[...]

The Axis of Climate Evil

Friday  18:40,   11 august 2017
The New York Times

Bad faith may destroy civilization.“It’s Not Your Imagination: Summers Are Getting Hotter.” So read a recent headline in The Times, highlighting a decade-by-decade statistical analysis by climate expert James Hansen. “Most summers,” the analysis[...]