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Chris Hayes: Bring on the upper-middle-class revolution!

<b>Chris Hayes (AP/Virginia Sherwood)</b><p>The MSNBC anchor pins Iraq, the economy, Katrina and more on elites — and says we all need to get radicalized now<p>David Daley<p>June 25, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Twenty years ago, William Greider's "Who Will Tell the People?" documented the betrayal of American democracy by …

6 biggest lies about background checks

<b>(defpicture via Shutterstock)</b><p>There’s simply no logical defense for why the purchase of firearms in the US remains an anonymous transaction<p>Benjamin Hayes<p>June 20, 2013 4:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Crime Report, the nation’s largest criminal justice news source.<p>It defies logic …

“Stand your ground” law helps white defendants a lot more than black ones

<b>Marissa Alexander, Ralph Wald</b><p>As George Zimmerman’s trial begins, the stories of two very different shooters show the inequality behind the law<p>Katie Halper<p>June 11, 2013 8:10pm (UTC)<p>A man in Florida shoots a man he finds having sex with his wife, killing him. A woman in Florida shoots the wall to …

The NRA Goes After Physicians -- Again

Last week the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the report that grew out of the April meeting called to create a new research agenda on gun violence. The April meeting was a response to a presidential memorandum issued by Obama, one of a series of presidential directives following the massacre …

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Gunmen, Robbery and Obamacare

As Christmas 2012 approached and the holiday season began to build in earnest, one man wasn't thinking of the holidays. He was planning an armed robbery.<p>The man walked to his local convenience store, told the clerk that he had a gun and he was robbing the place. Receiving the cash register …

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns' Ad Targets Jeff Flake, Features Aurora Mom

Anti-gun violence group Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a tough ad Friday against Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), featuring the mom of an Aurora shooting victim who says Flake broke his promise to vote for expanded background checks.<p>The ad, titled "My Son," shows Caren Teves discussing the death of …

Fear and Love in Newtown

"Fear unchecked grows exponentially. Love poured forth has the power to remove it." - <i>Marianne Williamson</i><p>When I reflect on the choice my husband and I made 20 years ago to begin our life together in a quiet country town in Connecticut, what comes to mind is the distant sound of a crowing rooster. …

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Guns Are Dangerous

Drinking with friends, Colorado women accidentally shoots and kills herself with her new assault rifle.

Larry Pratt, Gun Owners Of America Leader: Obama Building Paramilitary Homeland Security Force

Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, believes that President Barack Obama is building an armed force in the Department of Homeland Security meant to be “equally as powerful as the military.”<p>In an interview this month with conspiracy theorist and radio host Pete Santilli and …

Video: Pentagon Accused of 'Rewriting Constitution' to Wage Endless War in Senate Hearing

Pentagon officials today claimed President Obama and future presidents have the power to send troops anywhere in the world to fight groups linked to al-Qaeda, based in part on the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), passed by Congress days after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.<p>Speaking at …

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North Dakota lawmaker: Blame Roe v. Wade for school shootings

<b>Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) (YouTube)</b><p>Rep. Kevin Cramer cited “abortion on demand” as the reason “our culture sees school shootings so often”<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 16, 2013 9:28pm (UTC)<p>In his remarks at the University of Mary's 2013 commencement, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) blamed Roe v. Wade for tragedies …

U.S. Drone Pilot Explains What It's Like When You Realize You Just Killed A Kid

Bryant flew military drones for the U.S. from 2006 to 2010.<p>Bryant worked in a trailer in Nevada. And he blasted targets in the Middle East, half a world away.<p>This is Bryant's description of his first "shot":<p>MCEVERS: In 2006, Bryant found himself wearing a flight suit and sitting in a kind of …

OK I Can't Not Post This

When I first saw this I couldn’t tell if it was cringeworthy or simply awesome. But listening to the whole thing I’m gravitating heavily toward …

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Man who opened fire on Ohio police possessed extremist literature

James L. Gilkerson had a library of antigovernment books in his car when he shot at two officers with an AK-47<p>Bill Morlin<p>May 10, 2013 7:41pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by The Southern Poverty Law Center.<p>Authorities in Ohio say they aren’t sure what motivated a 42-year-old man to …

“Have we lost our minds?”

Drop your weapons and celebrate that we live in a country where peaceful change is still possible<p>Bill Moyers • Michael Winship<p>May 10, 2013 7:29pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.<p>We were struck this week by one response to our broadcast last week on gun violence and the Newtown …

Don't Shoot -- Organize!

We were struck this week by one response to our broadcast last week on gun violence and the Newtown school killings. A visitor to the website wrote, "It is interesting to me that Bill Moyers, who every week describes the massive levels of corruption in our government... [and] the advocates for gun …

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