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The Myth of American Exceptionalism and the Uniqueness of America

There is a recurring theme throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, particularly on the Republican side: "Be afraid -- be very afraid."<p>It is enough to conclude American greatness lies in our historical rearview mirror. It is somewhat counterintuitive if one also accepts the myth of "American …

Maybe Jon Stewart can shame them: The right loves guns more than schoolkids

Republicans want to fight terrorism, but have no problem with terrorists having assault weapons. What gives?<p>Just one day after 14 people in San Bernardino, California, were murdered by terrorists armed with assault rifles, the United States Senate voted on a bill that would have allowed the …

Doctors' Right to Try to Convert Gun Owners, But Not Gays

Should the First Amendment protect what doctors can say to their patients in the privacy of the examining room? Weighing state prohibitions on gay …

4 Actual Excuses For Racism So Dumb That Nobody Is Buying Them

It's all fun and racism until you get caught.<p>It used to be, you could hang up your Confederate flag and noose on the garage and you'd only get the neighbors talking.<p>Nowadays, the whole Internet knows. And when you go viral, you're faced with a decision: Own up to your egregious racism, or come up …

It's Getting Harder To Deny That Strong Laws Have An Effect On Gun Violence

A new study finds that states with stricter regulations on firearms see a lower rate of shooting deaths.<p>With gun violence claiming more than 30,000 lives in the U.S. each year, there's plenty of debate over how, or if, public policy can drive these numbers down toward the rates seen in the rest of …

Obama meets Bloomberg as he prepares order on guns

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As his administration prepares an executive order tightening access to guns, President Barack Obama met Wednesday with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a proponent of new gun laws who has become the chief enemy of the National Rifle Association.<p>Obama has met with a …

White America’s toxic ignorance: Abigail Fisher, Antonin Scalia and the real privilege that goes unspoken

If affirmative action gives unearned opportunities to one racial group, it is whites who have benefited the most<p>Is Justice Antonin Scalia auditioning for a job as Donald Trump’s ghostwriter?<p>His recent comments on Fisher v. the University of Texas, a landmark SCOTUS case about the future of …

No Republican Candidate Is Fit To Shine President Obama's Shoes

Here's my overall review of last night's debate: No candidate in either debate last night proved themselves fit to shine President Obama's shoes, …

There Was No Winner in the GOP Debate, but There Was One Clear Loser: The American Public

The 2016 Republican presidential candidates gathered in Las Vegas Tuesday night with two goals: to scare the hell out of the American people, and to …

GOP sexism on fire: The renewed War on Terror allows Republicans to let their inner misogynist caveman come screaming out

<b>(Reuters/Mike Blake)</b><p>After months of pretending to respect women, the terrorism-centric debate let GOP sexism come roaring out Tuesday<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>December 16, 2015 4:56pm (UTC)<p>Ever wary of the "war on women" charge, Republican presidential candidates this year have been mindful to keep up the …

The bizarre, rage-filled spectacle of another GOP debate: Why Republican militarism has never been so incoherent

None of the other candidates even tried to take down Trump. Instead we got violent military one-upsmanship<p>As I predicted yesterday, last night's Republican presidential debate was a bloodthirsty display of macho aggression not seen since well ... the last Republican presidential debate. Rather than …

Dems introduce bill to ban assault weapons

House Democrats on Wednesday formally renewed their push to renew a 1990s-era assault weapons ban, introducing legislation<p>A growing coalition of …

This White Terrorist Plotted To Kill Innocent Americans, But You Probably Haven't Heard Of Him

Eric Feight wanted to blast Muslims with a death ray in upstate New York.<p>A 55-year-old man thought he had procured a working X-ray device that could focus lethal levels of radiation on residents of an upstate New York community.<p>It's exactly the kind of horrific plot that might raise the alarm amid …