The violence in Tucson is also not an isolated incident. According to the last figures issued by the FBI, there were 8,336 victims of hate crimes committed by 6,225 people in 2009.
More than anything, American public opinion is galvanized in its revulsion to the horrific crimes committed in Tucson, Ariz.
Why would Palin and her right-wing extremist colleagues choose to use such an inflammatory term," blood libel," after all the talk about toning down the rhetoric after the terrible shootings in Arizona?
In the wake of the senseless shooting in Tucson, Ariz., people and politicians of various political inclinations have appealed for goodwill, civil discourse and national unity.
The Communist Party USA issued the following statement Jan. 9 unequivocally condemning the shootings in Arizona and the ultra-right, anti-government political atmosphere.
Taking advantage of the economic crisis, the Republicans and Wall Street have placed public workers in the bull's-eye of their attack.