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Gabrielle Giffords is the victim of a debased political culture

On January 10, 2011, in Gun Crime, by Editor

- By Jonathan Raban, The Independent, UK One could be shocked, but hardly surprised, by the news that on Saturday morning the Arizona congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, had been shot while meeting with her constituents outside a Safeway supermarket in suburban Tucson, and that the gunman had killed six of the people who were with her, […]

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In the US, where hate rules at the ballot box, this tragedy has been coming for a long time

On January 10, 2011, in Hate, by Editor

The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords may lead to the temporary hibernation of rightwing rage, but it is encoded in conservative DNA. – By Michael Tomasky, The Guardian, UK It was instructive to read elected Republicans’ official statements in response to the Gabrielle Giffords shooting for what they did not say. The House Speaker, John Boehner, […]

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