Arrest made in Great America Halloween Haunt stun gun attack

Arrest made in Great America Halloween Haunt stun gun attack

SANTA CLARA — An East Bay woman suspected of using a stun gun on a 16-year-old girl at Great America is the second person arrested following an outbreak of violence at the theme park’s Halloween Haunt event on Saturday night that saw scores of people assaulted and robbed. Leticia Saxton, 44, of El Sobrante.  Leticia […]

Killed by hate: Victims of America’s far-right violence | USA

Killed by hate: Victims of America’s far-right violence | USA

Over the last 16 years, the number of far-right attacks in the United States has grown to an average of 300 per year, according to a study by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Yet, since the election of right-wing US President Donald Trump in November, researchers and activists say far-right groups have been […]

Trump passes over America’s most powerful woman

Trump passes over America’s most powerful woman

President Trump just passed over America’s most powerful woman. His decision to nominate Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve, rather than letting Janet Yellen keep the job for four more years, marks a loss of female leadership not just in economic circles but in the world. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’); var heightToSkip = […]

Nearly 60% of Americans think this is the lowest point in US history they can remember, finds poll

Nearly 60% of Americans think this is the lowest point in US history they can remember, finds poll

America is at its lowest point in living memory according to over half of Americans, a poll has found. The survey conducted by the American Psychological Association found 59 per cent said this point in their nation’s history was the lowest that they could remember. That opinion was felt across generations with the majority of baby boomers, Gen X-ers, millennials, and […]

The visa lottery wins America goodwill. Ending it is a mistake.

The visa lottery wins America goodwill. Ending it is a mistake.

Soon-to-be U.S. citizens listen to speeches at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 15. (Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images) After reports that the accused perpetrator of Tuesday’s violent vehicle attack in New York City entered the United States via a visa “lottery,” the Diversity Immigrant Visa program drew sudden and unexpected scrutiny, with President Trump […]

The language of Islamic terror in America

The language of Islamic terror in America

The critical thing about confronting evil is to call it by its rightful name. But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo decided to call alleged truck terrorist Sayfullo Saipov a “lone wolf.” “All the evidence we have suggests that he was acting alone,” said Cuomo. “The so-called ‘Lone Wolf syndrome.’” Lone wolf? That’s a dangerous rhetorical […]

America is facing an epistemic crisis

America is facing an epistemic crisis

Over at the Gothamist, Jake Offenhartz has an astounding and richly symbolic story about the latest bit of “fake news” burped up by the alt-right. At Columbia University on Monday, alt-right self-promoter Mike Cernovich gave a speech to College Republicans. Other students showed up to protest. And then some alt-right members in attendance, posing as […]

A Liberal Historian’s Imprint on Mid-Century America

A Liberal Historian’s Imprint on Mid-Century America

This very public intellectual, who died in 2007, has found in Richard Aldous an agreeably judicious biographer. A professor at Bard College, Aldous gracefully balances an appreciation for his subject’s talents as a writer of narratives and speeches with an acknowledgment of his shortcomings as a political analyst and aide. The narrative dispenses rather briskly […]

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