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Where Do Westerners Pick Up Terrorist Ideology?

“Why would Muslims born, raised and educated in the West gravitate towards extremism?” asks Adam Deen in The Telegraph. Yes, wherever would people in the United States and Europe pick up a crazy ideology that tells them they can just go around shooting people? How

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The Teeny Weeny War Of Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz notices that a crazy couple in California has killed 14 people, and says that it’s a reminder that America is at war. If this is the biggest hint we’ve got that there’s a war going on, maybe it isn’t really a war.

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Obama Puts United States Into Ground War In Syria

When politicians want the American public to ignore a story, they release the news on Friday. When they want to release news that they’re afraid will cause a huge uproar, they release the news on a Friday before a holiday weekend – like the Friday

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The Other Atrocities In Syria

The fighting in Syria has created a “humanitarian crisis of epic proportions,” says U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, Chair of the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. McCaul asserts that the surge of refugees into Europe is due to “the inability to remove

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Bloody Confusion In Afghanistan

When you think of the Islamic State, you think of atrocities. It is rightfully so. The Islamic State (or ISIS or ISIL or whatever you prefer to say in order to avoid saying “Islamic State) is infamous for its brutality. So, it is commonly said

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Does Anyone Really Have Any Idea What The Right Policy In Syria Is?

In Syria, it’s the government versus pro-democracy rebels versus the Islamic State versus the government versus the United States versus Russia versus Iran. In response to the new involvement of Iranian and Russian soldiers in the Syrian civil war, U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders declared,

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Senate Exposes The Sham of Sequestration Compromise

Two years ago, President Barack Obama shoved his audacity of hope into the garbage disposal, making a deal with Republicans to create drastic budget cuts in domestic social programs. Obama assured us that it was a carefully crafted compromise that would ensure that the government

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9/12: Never Forget

Every year in the United States, September 11 features newspapers, television shows and websites repeating the phrase “Never Forget.” I agree that the death of 2,980 innocent civilians in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC is tragic. I agree we should not forget. Today is

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?