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The Age of Political Grift

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On April 18, 2019
In the New Yorker, Mike Spies investigates how the National Rifle Association has essentially become a money-making scam, in which funds are transferred from the non-profit into a public-relations firm called Ackerman-McQueen. In turn, Ackerman transfers money into the pockets of prominent NRA figures in a great cycle of grift. The N.R.A. and Ackerman have […]
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In yesterday’s post about Trump-Russia, I suggested that Americans, in general, need to update their baseline assumption “that international affairs happen ‘externally’ and affect campaigns largely by setting context and providing” exogenous shocks in the form of “surprises.” Such an assumption reflects a general tendency to see “international” and “domestic” politics as largely separate, but […]

The Mob

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On February 24, 2018

Michelle Malkin, freaking out about citizens using the free market to attack the NRA. Delta and United caving to the mob.Setting a dangerous precedent. https://t.co/dr8gYMRuk9 — Michelle Malkin

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Ramon Casiano

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On October 2, 2017
On this horrible day, it’s worth remembering that Harlon Carter, the man who turned the National Rifle Association into a right-wing terrorist organization under his leadership in the 1970s, personally murdered a 15 year old Mexican-American kid named Ramon Casiano in 1931 by shooting him in the chest. In 1931, on the Laredo, Texas side […]
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NRA Children’s Propaganda

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On March 26, 2016
What are our very nice friends at the National Rifle Association up to these days? The world of make-believe can be a scary place, but never fear: Thanks to a series of reimagined fairy tales published online by the National Rifle Association, classic characters like Hansel and Gretel are now packing heat. The group has […]

Workplace Violence

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On August 28, 2015

The horrible killing of the Virginia TV crew has once again shown that a) gun violence is inherently political, b) that the National Rifle Association is a front organization for murderers, and c) tha

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