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Terror watch lists may be a valuable tool to let law enforcement react at Jack Bauer speeds to thwart impending doom as the clock winds down. But they are horror shows when used to limit our civil rights, and Arizona Democrats may be on the road to McCarthyism as they attack McCain and McSally over gun laws. Read more» 1

Miller in a 1994 interview with C-Span.

One of the longest serving public officials in Tucson's history died Christmas morning. George Miller, who was mayor for most of the 1990s, was 92. Shot in the leg during World War II, the Marine veteran remained ever-ready to take a stand for his beliefs, whether it was refusing to "name names" during the height of McCarthyism or suing his fellow Council members during political disputes. Read more»

For decades, this kind of thing was hidden in John Birch Society pamphlets and private meetings in back rooms. People were too sensible, or ashamed, to push it in public. But once extreme right-wing conservatives found they could start name-calling, smearing and lying without consequence, they got hooked. Now they couldn’t kick the habit even if they wanted to. Read more» 1

David Horowitz in 2006.

The periodic “problem” of liberal dominance of academia is back. Indeed, it never left. Former left-wing-Stalinist-turned-right-wing-Stalinist David Horowitz has been bilking gullible wingnut contributors for more than a decade now. Read more»