Psychiatrist on MSNBC: Colorado Springs Shooting Should Be Seen in Context of the War on Women

Vanderbilt University psychiatrist, sociologist and director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society Dr. Jonathan Metzl, who specializes in gun violence, reacted Saturday on MSNBC to the shooting Friday in Colorado Springs. According to Metzl, the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic should be seen in the context “that is an issue of the war on women and women’s rights.” “The news again got dominated by an increasing familiar form of white terrorism in which people are literally terrorized beyond the realm of this. I know what’s going to happen now, which is that we’re going to have a story about the mental health of the person. It’s going to locate it on a particular issue. I have to say, even though I know there are many complicated issues with this person’s biography that are important to find out, that we really do need to see this as a bigger contextual problem that is an issue of the war on women and women’s rights.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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Huckabee: Obama ‘Always’ Tells Us ‘We Just Don’t Have the Same Virtue’ He Does

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said that President Obama “always sort of lifts his head, puts his nose up in the air, and tells us that we’re just not as strong morally, and we just don’t have the same virtue and character that he does” on Saturday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel. Huckabee said, “That’s one of the frustrating things about this president. He always tries to make it that he has the moral authority, and everybody else is wrong, not just wrong in terms of an opinion, or a point of view, but wrong morally. And I just find that arrogant, and I find it troubling, and I also find it a very sort of cheap way to keep from having a legitimate discussion about proper policy of dealing with radical jihadism. You don’t have a discussion when you say, look, I’m right, you’re wrong, end of discussion. And it’s not just on this issue, but whether it’s Obamacare, or whether it’s gun control, this is a president who always sort of lifts his head, puts his nose up in the air, and tells us that we’re just not as strong morally,
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MSNBC Analyst McCaffrey: US Air Campaign Against Islamic State Has ‘Failed’ And ‘Been Ineffective’

MSNBC Military Analyst Gen. Barry McCaffrey (Ret.) criticized the air campaign against ISIS as “failed” and declared, “The US policy has been ineffective on the employment of air power” on Saturday’s “Larry Kudlow Show.” McCaffrey said that Kudlow’s assessment that the there wasn’t any urgency to combat ISIS after the Paris attack was “right on target.” McCaffrey continued, “The president’s announcement in Turkey was particularly unsettling. He essentially said, everything’s okay. This is going to work. It’s going to take time. And attack his critics pretty directly.” McCaffrey further said the president is “stuck” on avoiding “obvious disastrous options” like putting tens of thousands of ground troops to take over ISIS’ territory, “and at the time time, he hasn’t ramped up and created a more viable way of directly confronting ISIS on the ground.” He also stated that the White House’s announcement that it was sending 50 special operations forces to Syria was “one of the more preposterous micromanagement, and it’s sort of a reassurance to ISIS, we’re not really going to go after you in a serious way.” McCaffrey further said that the rules of engagement “have been so restrictive,” especially with the regards to the air campaign in
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Jonathan Alter: ‘Demagoguery’ Against Minorities Is ‘Acceptable’ in the GOP

MSNBC analyst and Daily Beat columnist Jonathan Alter commented on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s mocking a reporter on MSNBC Saturday, saying the “demagoguery” in the GOP against Mexicans, Muslims and all minorities is “acceptable” within the party. “I think actually this might finally start to bring [Trump] down. It’s not going to collapse entirely, because there’s 15, 20, 25 percent of Republican voters who are going to vote for him regardless, but in terms of a ceiling on his supports, it’s one thing in the Republican Party to go after Mexicans, Muslims, you have a demagoguery in that party that’s acceptable when it comes to minorities.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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#ShopSmall for Small Business Saturday

Today, we’re celebrating Small Business Saturday — a day to support small businesses and all they do for their communities. We’re encouraging everyone to visit a small business to do some holiday shopping.

Find out how you can participate from the Small Business Association; share your Small Business Saturday story on social media using #SmallBizSaturday and #ShopSmall, and check out how the White House and the Obama administration are celebrating below!

Make #SmallBizSat a blockbuster success for your local small businesses, #ShopSmall #DineSmall today!

— Maria ContrerasSweet (@MCS4Biz) November 28, 2015

Small businesses are vital to local economies & many are near America’s public lands. Support one before heading outdoors!SJ #SmallBizSat

— Sally Jewell (@SecretaryJewell) November 28, 2015

Did you know that we buy products from small businesses? Including parts used on our Orion spacecraft. #SmallBizSat

— NASA (@NASA) November 28, 2015

Enjoyed a delicious cup of tea at Sip & Savor! #SmallBizSat #DineSmall

— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) November 28, 2015

White House Counsel Neil Eggleston visits Tim Albrecht, owner of Consider It Done in Bethesda, Maryland. #ShopSmall

— White House Live (@WHLive) November 28, 2015

Happy #SmallBizSat! Our Ast Administrator Jerome Fletcher visited his local donut shop. Where will you shop small?

— GSA (@USGSA) November 28, 2015

Supporting our small business community is essential for our economy. Also delicious for our tummies! #smallbizsat

— Diana Doukas (@Diana44) November 28, 2015

I grabbed a hall of fame worthy gift at @CooperstownDi in honor of small business Saturday. It was a home run! #ShopSmall

— Eric Schultz (@Schultz44) November 28, 2015

Celebrating #SmallBizSaturday (& my general love of brunch) at Orphan Breakfast House in East Sacramento #DineSmall

— Brandi Hoffine (@Hoffine44) November 28, 2015

Finding great gifts @TheBlueHouseMD in Bethesda today! #SmallBizSat

— Nani Coloretti (@HUDDepSec) November 28, 2015

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