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Category Archive for 'The Shadow Knows'

This is an excellent piece from McClatchy, and lines us with what I already suspected. I don’t believe the Orlando shooter was a terrorist, but our national ADD makes us want easy answers to everything: Focusing on extremist ideology as the driver of radicalization, rather than as the end result, is often misleading and even […]

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Well, this is an interesting twist that makes the whole “terrorism” explanation a little less plausible and a hate crime explanation just a bit more solid. Omar Mateen, the shooter, apparently frequented the Pulse nightclub several times ahead of the shooting. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Mateen had visited Pulse at least a dozen times, […]

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He seems nice! Remember when the Trump co-chair in New Hampshire was indicted for his participation in the Malheur Refuge takeover and the media all pretended it didn’t happen? Well, here’s a Trump delegate, indicted for possession of child pornography, a machine gun, and explosives. The Department of Justice reports that Maryland resident Caleb Bailey, […]

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Thought-provoking piece: As a friend told me once, “We black folks are the experts on white machinations. We’ve seen it all before. You think we haven’t heard ‘wait your turn,’ or ‘you’ll hurt your cause’  before? We’ve heard and seen it all. Liberals think a position paper should mean something to us. They think appointing […]

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Television shows like “Dexter” and “The Following” have given us a terrifying glimpse into the criminal mind of serial killers. We often catch ourselves asking, “Why do they kill?” “How do they pick their victims?” and “Why can’t they control their impulse to kill?” To answer these questions, Best Counseling Degrees has developed “The Brain […]

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Donald Trump has reached into the fevered recesses of the right-wing id yet again – and his crowds love him for it. The Hill reports that at a primary election-eve rally in Charleston, South Carolina, Trump told a supposed story about how Gen. John Pershing dealt with Muslim terrorists in the U.S.-occupied Philippines of the […]

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God knows, the Catholic church has given us plenty of cause to doubt them on child sexual assault cases. But this story is really disturbing — and the author, Ralph Cipriano, is one of the few journalists who took on the Catholic church when it was still unthinkable — and lost his job at the […]

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Just another example.

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I don’t know where we get the idea that our capacity for compassion and empathy, that our desire for justice and our pursuit of it by whatever means we have, is finite. I don’t know where we get the idea that there is only so much. I don’t know where we get the idea that […]

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The anti-abortion group “Army of God” believes Planned Parenthood got what it deserved. Nevermind that innocent people were killed. Virginia-based anti-abortion activist Donald Spitz, who runs the “Army of God” website, similarly stated after Dr. George Tiller was murdered that the he “reaped what he sowed” and hosts a page celebrating those who have been […]

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