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We’re Heard This Bigotry Before
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We’re Heard This Bigotry Before

BY GARY EDMONDSON Glen Huber got me good. It was 1960. Our fifth grade class was going to have a mock presidential election – Kennedy/Nixon. Glen’s family was one of the few Catholic families in our small Indiana town. Our teacher asked for any endorsing speeches. Glen stood up and opened by saying, “I’m not going…

Paris And New York Are United By Urban Horror
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Paris And New York Are United By Urban Horror

BY FROMA HARROP Many of us watching the inferno at Notre Dame de Paris felt that 9/11 dread. This week, as nearly 18 years ago, the news channels kept looping the same horrific video of towers collapsing. At the end, the medieval cathedral remained mostly standing while the twin towers at New York’s World Trade…

Responding To Domestic Terrorists
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Responding To Domestic Terrorists

BY FROMA HARROP It surprised few to learn that Robert Bowers, who is charged in the massacre of 11 congregants at a Pittsburgh synagogue, was a social misfit and psychotic wreck. Most domestic terrorists are. They latch onto some extreme ideology to obscure the mess in their head. It can be hard to focus on…

Khashoggi’s Demise Reveals Unpleasant Truths
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Khashoggi’s Demise Reveals Unpleasant Truths

BY JOE CONASON The apparent murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist and U.S. resident, should force Americans to confront unpleasant truths about the Saudi regime – and its enablers in the White House. Let’s understand first that there is nothing truly unusual about the Khashoggi crime, except for its location…

Pizzagate
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Pizzagate

BY HAL SPAKE A fake news story, “Pizzagate,” that identified a pizza restaurant as the headquarters of a child pornography ring run by Hillary Clinton, recently made headlines because a gunman, investigating the site, discharged his weapon. There was momentary outrage because a misled individual could be spurred to violence over a fictional conspiracy theory. No…

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