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Senator Mike Johnston asks white people to show love after Charleston...

"As a white American I think we should make a point today to make a small but powerful statement that today we all stand together: and do it by stopping by any AME church in your community and perform a quiet act of service and leave a humble note of thanks."

Denver’s black churches unite after Charleston shooting

"Where are we safe? Our children are victimized at school. Our young men are being killed by the police over, and over, and over again. Now we go to the house of God, a house of prayer, a place of worship, and we are attacked in the house of God because somebody wants to kill black people. Where are we safe?"

Littwin: Endlessly ‘falling down’ in NRA America

The informed debate from Chapel Hill in the aftermath of the triple murder goes something like this: Did Craig Hicks kill three people in...

Hate crimes amendment scheduled for vote; Christian groups oppose law as...

** Updated** The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed the House by a wide margin in the spring. Debate included a rousing short speech...

Why have we stopped talking about guns?

You know by now that in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, an elderly white supremacist and anti-Semite named James W. von Brunn allegedly walked into the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with a .22-caliber rifle and killed a security guard before being brought down himself. He's 88 years old, with a long record of hatred and paranoid fantasies about the Illuminati and a Global Zionist state. How bitter the bile that has curdled for so many decades.

Pro-gun gay groups take aim at hate crimes bill

One month after successfully tucking an amendment into the credit card reform bill that expanded gun rights, a small number of Senate Republicans are looking at the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act as another chance to score a victory for the Second Amendment. The plan — to add an amendment that would allow gun owners to carry their weapons from one state to another in accordance with concealed carry laws. The possible rationale — to defend gay rights.

Tancredo’s Team America PAC backs staffer who committed hate crime

I just talked to Bay Buchanan, the co-chairman of Team America PAC and president of the American Cause, who is sticking by executive director (of both groups) Marcus Epstein after this weekend’s revelations about his 2007 arrest for karate-chopping a black woman while yelling a racial epithet.

Tancredo staffer pleads guilty to hate crime

For years, conservative writer and activist Marcus Epstein has worked with the mainstream of the immigration restrictionist movement. He wrote speeches for former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., during his presidential bid, and he’s still working as the executive director of Tancredo’s Team America PAC, alongside Bay Buchanan.

Dobson’s claim hate-crime laws would protect pedophiles a ‘Pants on Fire’...

It didn't work to call Matthew Shepard's murder "a hoax," so opponents of federal hate-crimes legislation are trying a new tactic: claiming the Local...

Judge adds 60 years to Andrade’s life sentence for transgender slaying

A judge sentenced the man convicted of killing transgender Greeley teen Angie Zapata to an additional 60 years in prison on top of a life sentence without parole already handed down last month. Finding Allen Andrade, 32, guilty of habitual criminal charges based on his six prior felony convictions, Weld County District Court Judge Marcelo Kopcow on Friday afternoon quadrupled the maximum sentences for each of Andrade's convictions on three other crimes surrounding the murder, including a bias-motivated, or hate crime.