The paranoia infecting a broad swath of the American right-wing can be comical at times — think about Orly Taitz and her fellow Birthers. But we laugh at our own peril, because what Richard Hofstadter famously characterized as “the paranoid style in American politics” poses a serious threat to our future: the right’s snowballing conspiracy theories could ultimately … Continue reading
Another year, another horror. As we close out another 12 months of mayhem, criminal violence and just plain stupidity on the radical right, it’s time, once again, to compile our annual year-end roster of winners of Hatewatch’s Smackdown Awards. And this year’s been a doozy — from neo-Nazis trying to hide their past to irrepressible … Continue reading
The godfather of the New Age led a secretive group of devoted followers in the last decade of his life. His closest “witches” remain missing, and former insiders, offering new details, believe the women took their own lives. By Robert Marshall For fans of the literary con, it’s been a great few years. Currently, we … Continue reading
The Legacy of the Iraq War by ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ In the United States, the most significant event of 2011 hands down should have been the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops from Iraq. But for most Americans, the end of this illegal and immoral war and occupation hardly registers a ripple. The reason: the continued … Continue reading
By JACQUES BILLEAUD, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX — America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff” has been dealt another setback to his immigration enforcement efforts by a federal judge’s ruling that bars deputies from detaining people based solely on the suspicion that they’re in the country illegally. The ruling issued Friday sets the stage for a possible trial in … Continue reading
*COMMENT: This is interesting if true. More news as it develops.* Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in the mountains of North Georgia believed to be at least 1,100 years old. According to Richard Thornton at Examiner.com, the ruins are reportedly what remains of a city built by Mayans fleeing wars, … Continue reading
An excellent opportunity to educate someone regarding Nikan Titlakah identity! This “Hispanic / Latina” woman from NCLR really seems clueless as she gets schooled!