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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 Assad from power and also the rise of ISIS. That’s […]

God Does For All What He Knows Is Best To Innocent Little Girls

I’ve been driving by this church sign in Searsport, Maine for over a week now, and every time I see it my teeth go on edge:

How can anyone possibly think this is a good idea to share? How can anyone believe this? How can anyone believe in an omnipotent God who lets innocent […]

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 that the Islamic State must be stopped “by any means […]

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, “We do not want to make a very complex situation […]

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 wouldn’t shut down and would help politicians reach a sustainable […]

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 September 12, 2015.

Today, we should agree to never forget […]

Countering Xenophobia, London Pro-Refugee Demonstration Looks to be Huge

On Saturday, September 12, a rally will be held in London to show support for refugees escaping conflict and arriving in Europe.

Two days ago, 30,000 people were expected to attend.

By yesterday, the count of registered attendees reached 62,000.

This morning, as I began writing this post, 80,000 people had committed to attend the […]

Ben Carson Unable To Craft Coherent Iran Policy

Ben Carson has no plan for how to deal with Iran. Ben Carson has no plan for stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Ben Carson has developed no alternative to the agreement secured by the Obama Administration. […]

It Turns Out Jeb Bush Is Just As Stupid And Crazy As His Brother

I suppose we should offer up some kind of thanks to Jeb Bush, for reminding us that no, Donald Trump really isn’t much of an outlier in the Republican Party. Some people might have been tempted to think of John Ellis Bush as the reasonable Republican alternative to Trump, but Bush’s comments about his brother’s […]

Ted Cruz Talks Tough About ISIS, Then Goes On Vacation

Senator Ted Cruz had tough words last night for the Islamic State – also known as as ISIS. During one of two presidential debates for Republican presidential candidates, Cruz seemed to suggest that he would never waver in his fight against ISIS if he won the 2016 election. “What we need is a commander in […]

Mike Huckabee Endorsed Sending Advanced Weapons To Iran

Given Mike Huckabee’s comfort with actually giving weapons to Iran that the country’s leaders could use against Israel, what rational justification does Huckabee have for saying that denying weapons to Iran is dangerous for Israel? Is Mike Huckabee’s policy that the way to keep Israelis safe from Iran is to help Iran get more and more weapons? […]