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Right-Wing Terrorists: As Dangerous as Muslim Ones

They've killed more people since 9/11, Peter Bergen points out

(Newser) - The alleged killers in the Las Vegas massacre appear to have been motivated by right-wing ideology—they left a "Don't Tread on Me" flag at the scene of the crime—which sadly doesn't make them terribly unique. Since 9/11, right-wing extremists have killed 37 people in the... More »

Study: UC Leftism Not Right

Campuses a 'sanctuary for narrow ideology,' says conservative group

(Newser) - Leftist faculty and "politically correct" thinking at University of California campuses are giving students a dangerously unbalanced education, according to a study by an organization of conservative educators. Humanities departments in particular have been hijacked by a leftist agenda that merely teaches about minorities grievances, according to the report,... More »

Cops Arrest 179 for Planned Occupy Attack

Far-right threatened to burn down tents on Armistice Day

(Newser) - London police arrested 179 right-wing protesters yesterday for planning an Armistice Day attack on Occupiers camped in front of St. Paul's Cathedral, the Guardian reports. How did cops know of the English Defense League's planned assault? EDL members made it pretty clear on Facebook, where they threatened to... More »

Right Mocks Obama's Ominous AttackWatch.com

(Newser) - President Obama’s campaign has set up a new take on its old “Fight the Smears” concept… only this time it’s a lot less friendly looking. Gone is the white-and-blue motif, replaced with an ominous red-and-black site called " Attack Watch "—and conservatives appear to find... More »

What Is it About Palin? Hard to Say

'Issues? Where are you going with that?' fan asks interviewer

(Newser) - What it is exactly that captivates supporters of Sarah Palin? That's hard to say, especially for them. They gush about their gal because she stands for "freedom" and "realness," and because she's the "epitome of conservativeness" in a video by the New Left Media. But when... More »

ADL: Beck Is Top Hate Monger

He's offering 'platform to extremists,' report charges

(Newser) - Right-wing Fox mouth Glenn Beck is the most toxic media hate monger operating in the US today, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League. "Beck has made a habit of demonizing President Obama and promoting conspiracy theories about his administration," the r eport states. He "has... More »

How the Crazies Took Over

Birthers, Limbaugh, Beck fill vacuum as Obama tries to stay above the fray

(Newser) - As recently as this spring, the Tea Party movement seemed anemic and wonky. But in the months that followed, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and others whipped the right-wing fringe into such a frenzy that a “separate reality grew like a second head on the American polity,” Philip Weiss... More »

Right-Wing Crazy Is All-American

Birthers, tea parties—it's nothing new

(Newser) - With the left back in power, we’re seeing right-wing "crazies"—the “birthers, tea-partiers, town hall hecklers”—getting louder. But that’s nothing new, writes Rick Perlstein in the Washington Post. In America, “the crazy tree blooms in every moment of liberal ascendancy, and elites... More »

Right-Wing Haters Target Malia

'Ghetto trash' directed at Obama's daughter

(Newser) - The latest racist screeds against the Obamas on a right-wing website have a new target: Malia. "Ghetto street trash" was just one of the ugly comments posted on the Free Republic site about President Obama's 11-year-old daughter after she was photographed last week wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a... More »

Neo-Nazi Crime Jumps in Germany

(Newser) - Crimes by the radical right jumped 16% last year in Germany, where officials are warning about a surge in activity by "anarchist neo-Nazis" who incite violence at demonstrations, reports Der Spiegel. The "neo-Nazi part of the spectrum" is also "gaining greater influence" within the far-right NDP party,... More »

Obama Hatred Boils Over

For some, the economic crisis has catalyzed cultural suspicion of the president

(Newser) - President Obama has enjoyed a pretty good week—the rescue of the kidnapped cargo-ship captain went swimmingly, and the first family enjoyed some softball coverage of its new dog. But this week also saw the boiling-over of the segment of Americans who loathe the president, observes the Economist. Besides the... More »

Austrian Pol Driving Twice Speed Limit in Fatal Crash

Austria grieves extremist chief's death after right gains big in elections

(Newser) - The controversial leader of an ultra-right movement in Austria was driving twice the speed limit when he careened off a road and fatally crashed into a cement post, authorities revealed. Joerg Haider was driving 88 mph in a 40mph zone when the crash occurred Saturday, reports the Guardian. Thousands of... More »

Slumping Far-Right Party Sells Paris HQ

Far-right, anti-immigrant politics in decline in France

(Newser) - France's declining far-right party is selling its Paris headquarters to pay an €8 million debt, the Guardian reports. Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front party has agreed to sell the building, overlooking the Seine, for an estimated €12 to €15m—several million less than it had hoped. The... More »

'Right-Wing Freak Machine' Hit Me: Clark

General thanks bloggers for defending his McCain remark

(Newser) - Wesley Clark told a netroots conference last night that he was attacked by the “great freak show” after saying John McCain’s POW experience wasn’t sufficient qualification for the presidency, the Huffington Post reports. “This is a playbook operation by the right-wing freak machine,” Clark said,... More »

Note to Right: Hyde Park Is Neither Liberal nor Elite

Hyde Park is maverick—and conservative

(Newser) - With the right cranking up to use Obama's Chicago neighborhood as a weapon against him—the Weekly Standard depicting it in a long piece as an liberal elitist bastion—Wall Street Journal columnist (and former Barack neighbor) Thomas Frank says it’s complete bunk. Not only do Hyde Park-ers have... More »

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