Hold Fast

A Blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Hold Fast - a blog by Matt Browner Hamlin

Entries Tagged as 'Terrorism'

Monster

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off

Senator Scott Brown: Newly-minted Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) appeared on Fox’s Neil Cavuto and showed none of the outrage and concern about terrorism that he exuded during his Senate election campaign. Asked for his reaction, Brown said he felt for the families, but quickly shrugged off the attack and transitioned to say that “people are [...]

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Tags: Republicans · Terrorism

What Greenwald Said

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Glenn Greenwald: The Washington Post’s Anne Applebaum writes a whole column today correctly observing that many Islamic extremists — including Terrorists — are well-educated, wealthy, sophisticated intellectuals — sometimes even quite Westernized — yet, to her apparent befuddlement, remain vehemently “anti-American.” Though she calls on the U.S. to fund programs to more actively promote “counter-arguments” [...]

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Tags: Terrorism

Republican Amnesia

January 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

Rudy Giuliani, 1/9/10: “What [Obama] should be doing is following the right things Bush did. One of the right things he did was treat this as a war on terror. We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama,” Giuliani said. Former Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino, 11/24/09: “We did not have [...]

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Tags: George W. Bush · Republicans · Terrorism

Tribute in Light

September 11th, 2009 · Comments Off

I took this photo three years ago on September 11th.  It’s of the Tribute in Light, a few blocks from Ground Zero. Despite the fact that the construction on structures to replace the World Trade Center will go on for years and years to come, the Tribute in Light has always been the most fitting [...]

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Tags: Terrorism

No Lone Wolves

June 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Dr. Slammy of Scholars & Rogues has what I think is a very important piece that urges the media to stop describing acts of domestic terror as being perpetrated by “lone wolves.” Doing so circumscribes the problem of right wing extremism within the physical agent conducting these assassinations. Dr. Slammy points out that this phrase [...]

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Tags: Terrorism · The Media

NYC Bombing Linked to Threats Against Democrats

March 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Politico reports that this morning’s bombing in Times Square has been linked to letters sent to 8 Democrats from New York City’s congressional delegation. Eight House Democrats were mailed a letter and photo of a Times Square recruiting station in Manhattan before it was bombed this morning, according to House insiders. The letter did not [...]

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Tags: Terrorism