Andrzej Lechrenski

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Poll: most Americans say gun ownership increases safety. Research: nope.

The research suggests that the presence of a firearm actually makes homes less safe.<p>Does gun ownership make you safer?<p>If you ask the general public, most Americans say it does. According to a new poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, 58 percent of Americans agree with the statement that …

Last Year, Andrew McCabe Launched a FBI Perjury Investigation Into Jeff Sessions. This Year, Sessions Fired Him.

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who was symbolically and summarily fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions hours before his official …

Police shot and killed an unarmed black man in his own backyard. All he was holding was a cellphone.

Officers say they mistook Stephon Clark’s cellphone for a gun. Activists want more answers.<p>Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man shot by Sacramento police officers while holding a cellphone in his grandparent’s backyard last week, was shot eight times, mostly from behind, according to independent …

Who Is Arthur Jones? Illinois' Republican Nominee For Congress Led The American Nazi Party

According to The Associated Press, a Holocaust-denying Republican, Arthur Jones, won the Republican primary in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District …

Betsy Devos: School safety commission to consist of four Cabinet secretaries, no Democrats

The Trump administration’s commission to examine school safety in the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting will consist of just four …

Donald Trump

Oklahoma Senate Votes to Kill Tax Break for Wealthy That Reportedly Cost State Over $450 Million

The Oklahoma Senate voted Thursday to end a tax break for the wealthy, which some have claimed will hand the state an extra $120 million a year. As …

Emails reveal conservative alarm over ‘Obama holdovers’ in Trump administration

‘A cleaning is in order,’ wrote a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, as State Department officials reassigned a career diplomat of Iranian descent.<p>Two months into the Trump administration, a distraught State Department Iran expert named Sahar Nowrouzzadeh asked her new boss for help.<p>A …

Donald Trump

Tennessee legislators decline to pass resolution denouncing neo-Nazism

NASHVILLE — A House committee declined to pass a resolution that stated Tennessee denounces white nationalism and neo-Nazism.<p>The sponsor, Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, didn't receive a second motion to proceed with discussing the resolution in the House State Government Subcommittee on …

Horrifying Videos Show Racist Moms Teaching Kids To Be 'Patriots' By Vandalizing A Mosque

The disturbing Facebook live video captures a troubling excursion in which two women and three children trespass and vandalize a mosque.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> March 15 ― <i></i>Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of felony third-degree burglary. A hate crime will also be …

Religion

Trump’s New Economic Adviser Lawrence Kudlow Has Been Wrong About Everything

A dozen years ago, I wrote a book about the unshakable grip of supply-side economics upon the Republican Party. Supply-side economics is not merely a …

White nationalist promoter of 'Unite the Right' rally arrested after fight over alleged affair

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana-based white nationalist leader faces charges of battery after an incident involving his wife's stepfather.<p>Matthew Heimbach, dubbed "the next David Duke," was charged Tuesday with one count of battery, a misdemeanor, and one of domestic battery, a felony, according to …

Rights & Freedoms

The Senate might hold up Trump’s CIA pick — because of questions about torture

Senators want more information on Gina Haspel’s involvement in CIA interrogation sites.<p>One of President Donald Trump’s picks to replace a key Cabinet post created by his sudden firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is looking in doubt.<p>Trump selected current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace …

Republican tax cut still not spurring capital investment

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Big businesses appear to be using their tax cut for share buybacks and mergers. So …

TV Pundit Who Blew the Financial Crisis Could Be Trump’s Next Gary Cohn

Larry Kudlow is reportedly being floated to take over at the National Economic Council.<p>Last week—or, in Trump years, five lifetimes ago—the administration finally drove <b>Gary Cohn</b> to the edge. After weathering months of crap that he <i>should</i> have resigned over—Nazis, travel bans, getting passed over for …

Donald Trump

Parkland Students Criticize Betsy DeVos for Limiting Availability During Marjory Stoneman Douglas Visit (Updated)

<i>Note: This post’s headline originally asserted that Betsy DeVos “reportedly refused to meet with [Parkland] students.” The post and headline have</i> …

EPA says appointee can accept money from secret clients for consulting gigs | Ars Technica

EPA ethics lawyer approved request, but handling of conflicts of interest is unclear.<p>A top aide appointed to work in the Environmental Protection …

All the Ways Kris Kobach Has Already Lied to the Court That’s Overseeing His Kansas Voter Fraud Trial

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has a big week ahead of him. On Tuesday, Kobach’s signature “voter fraud” measure—a requirement that all voters …

Trump Stops Caring, Starts Calling for Executions

This is what it looks like when the West Wing loses control of Trump.<p>There has never been a sharp distinction between the public and private faces of <b>Donald Trump,</b> who described Atlanta as “crime-infested” online and called African countries “shitholes” behind closed doors. Both sides are about the …

Donald Trump

Alaska Rep. Don Young suggests Jews with guns could have stopped Nazis

WASHINGTON — Jewish people would have been able to fend off the Nazis if not for gun-control laws imposed by the Third Reich, Rep. Don Young, a Republican from Alaska, argued last week.<p>"How many millions were shot and killed because they were unarmed?" Young asked at an event in Juneau, Alaska, …

Gun Control

Supreme Court upholds government power to detain immigrants without bail

WASHINGTON — Immigrants who face possible deportation can be held by the federal government for months or even years without the chance to go to court and seek bail, a bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday.<p>The court rejected an appeals court ruling that said immigrants who've been …

Immigration

Ajit Pai accused of violating ethics rules by getting NRA “courage” award | Ars Technica

Pai and O'Rielly both face ethics questions after appearances at CPAC.<p>Two Republican members of the Federal Communications Commission face …

If this is what conservatism has become, count me out

I'm used to being vilified by the far left as a bloodthirsty neocon warmonger for the Original Sin of having supported the invasion of Iraq along …

Parkland shooting survivor's family shops doctored emails with CNN to media outlets

The family of Colton Haab, a student at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week, provided a doctored email to media outlets in order to defend the student's claim that CNN scripted a question for him to ask at the network's Wednesday town-hall-style event on school …

Fake News

Study: conservatives amplified Russian trolls 30 times more often than liberals in 2016

Twitter users in Texas and Tennessee were particularly susceptible.<p>Conservatives were much more likely than liberals to retweet Russian trolls in the 2016 election, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California released this month. It traced Russian efforts to …

A Brief Conversation With White Nationalist Peter Brimelow at CPAC

<i>Peter Brimelow is the founder of the white nationalist site VDare and</i> <i>a former editor at National Review</i><i>. He was touring CPAC’s exhibition hall with</i> …

Donald Trump Is the Most Pure Conservative President Ever

The disgraced former conventional wisdom-meister Mark Halperin coined a phrase, which he used relentlessly, to describe the bad-faith personal …

NRA gives Ajit Pai “courage award” and gun for “saving the Internet”

Killing net neutrality helps Pai win award for "standing up under pressure."<p>The National Rifle Association (NRA) today gave its Charlton Heston …

Net Neutrality

Trump Invoked In 20 Percent Of Hate Crimes Against South Asians, Middle Easterners, Report Says

Sixty-three percent of the women targeted wore a hijab or head scarves.<p>In the year since the 2016 presidential election, one in five perpetrators of hate violence in the United States against various South Asian and Middle Eastern communities invoked President Donald Trump’s name, his …

Rights & Freedoms

“I Believe Facebook Hates Our President”: The Bizarre Crusade of a Republican Congressional Candidate in Texas

Forget Russia’s bots: Home-grown alt-facts are infiltrating the 2018 primaries.A technology consultant with ties to domestic outlets known for …

Florida's House of Representatives Just Declared Pornography a Health Risk

Florida’s House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday declaring pornography a public health risk.<p>The resolution called for education, …

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