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Election day, April 2nd, is rapidly approaching for the Wisconsin Supreme Court seat being vacated by the retiring Shirley Abrahamson. While the election is technically non-partisan, the lines are clearly drawn between Wisconsin Appeals Court Judge Brian Hagedorn and Wisconsin Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer. Hagedorn has conservative (although see below) and strong law enforcement […]

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America address the horrific violence in Charlottesville over the weekend.  David and Greg criticize President Trump’s failure to condemn the specific white supremacist and Neo-Nazi groups that led the marches and the connection of the man who committed the vehicular homicide– particularly when the president has a history of getting specific with other targets.  They also groan as far too many on the right deflect from President Trump’s stumbles by pointing out egregious mistakes President Obama made along similar lines – mistakes the same people roundly condemned.  And they ridicule the news media for grossly manipulating terrorism statistics to suggests right-wingers kill more Americans than Islamic radicals and for relying on the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center to decide who is a right-wing extremist.

The Southern Poverty Law Center Helps Spark Political Violence

 

The recent attack on Charles Murray at Middlebury College was no exception. Progressives quickly jumped from saying it’s fine to “punch Nazis” to calling all conservatives and libertarians Nazis. And the Southern Poverty Law Center is all too eager to promote the view that to anyone to the right of Hillary Clinton is a hate-filled extremist.

Founded to take on the KKK and remnants of Jim Crow, the SPLC dramatically changed course in the ’80s to equate most of the right with a backwoods Grand Dragon. In this weekend’s op-ed for the Arizona Republic, I show what their new focus has wrought:

In 2012, Floyd Lee Corkins II entered the D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council carrying a pistol, nearly 100 rounds of ammo and several Chick-fil-A sandwiches. The FRC (and the fast food company’s CEO) opposed same-sex marriage — just as President Barack Obama did that year.