The Rise Of The KKK In 1915 Is Shockingly Similar To Donald Trump In 2015

The KKK and far-right hate groups made the news again this week when former Grand Wizard David Duke spoke about GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, and praised Trump as being “head and shoulders right now above the rest.” While it is important to note that David Duke claimed this wasn’t an endorsement of the Trump campaign, […]

Today’s Republican Party Should Learn From George W. Bush On Islam

Back when he was president, I was not a fan of George W. Bush. While I supported the war in Afghanistan and the response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the disastrous war in Iraq and the resulting fallout forever bittered me against him. I watched a number of my military friends go off to war […]

Parental Freakout Over Islam In World Geography Class Causes Augusta County, VA Schools To Close

Periodically, I go back to read the local news on The Daily News Leader, the website for the paper I grew up reading. Nearly 15 years ago, I packed up my stuff and left Augusta County, Virginia – and haven’t been back since 2004. The Shenandoah Valley area is where I was born and raised, […]

As A Liberal Atheist, This Is Why I Choose To Defend Muslims

After recent acts of terrorism around the world by radicalized Muslims, many Americans have responded in the worst possible way. Rather than recognize that these evil individuals represent a small minority out of the 1.6 billion people on this planet who believe in Islam, they’ve chosen to give in to fear and hatred. As an atheist […]

The Same Christian “Celebrity” Behind Red Cup Outrage Actually Encouraged Followers to Attack Planned Parenthood

Earlier this month, before everyone’s attention was turned to terrorism (both foreign and domestic), there was a short period of time when all the buzz was about the new red holiday cups at Starbucks. Remember that story, and how a social media grifter by the name of Joshua Feuerstein posed with a gun in a […]

Lunatic Donald Trump Cites Conspiracy Website For His Lies About 9/11

Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made a lot of bizarre claims during his campaign. Along with his assertions that vaccines cause autism and his courting of right-wing racist groups, Trump has also made the claim that he saw American Muslims celebrating in the streets after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. This […]

Sensing Opportunity, Donald Trump’s Opponents Start Ramping Up Attacks

In spite of Donald Trump’s increasingly rabid campaign rallies and claims that have been debunked by fact checkers across the country, there is no sign of his popularity declining any time soon. Whether you’re on the left or an establishment Republican, Trump’s campaign for the GOP presidential nomination should be concerning. He has managed to […]

When Fascism Comes To America, It’ll Come Wrapped In Racism And Wearing A Bad Toupee

We’ve seen a lot of hatred from the GOP over the past few months prior to the new resurgence of Islamic extremist terrorism. They’ve talked a lot about America being a “Christian nation,” and candidates like Donald Trump have embraced an ultra-nationalist ideology which is extremely disturbing. This rhetoric has resounded solidly with the GOP […]

Ben Carson Compares Syrian Refugees To ‘Rabid Dogs’

Presidential candidate Ben Carson has begun his decline in the polls after a rough couple of weeks of intense scrutiny of his biography. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks, Donald Trump has taken a solid lead once again with his anti-immigration rhetoric which has played well with Republican primary voters. So, if you were […]

Did President Obama Declare December ‘National Muslim Appreciation Month’?

In the wake of the Paris and Beirut terrorist attacks, the conservative media has made an all-out attempt to somehow tie these acts to President Obama. In the years that he has been president, they have tried to paint him as being indifferent or even sympathetic to radical Islam. These claims are not based in […]