There are dangers in the world, but the world is not “full of dangerous, rogue nations seeking to do harm”. Actually, it’s mostly empty of them.
The claim that America is not safe is something that terrorists want you to believe, because that belief gives them power over you. Asserting that America is not safe is a terrorist tactic, and politicians who try to gain power by claiming that Americans are not safe from terrorism are terrorists themselves.
As you’re probably aware, Republican Party governors across the United States are declaring that they don’t want any Syrian refugees coming into their states because there might be a secret terrorist sneaking in among them, posing as a refugee. It’s tempting to try to find
Last week, a comment left here by Ella reacted to Peregrin Wood’s characterization of Radical Islamic Instant Internet Brainwashing Hypnowave stories as an unfounded social panic. Ella claimed that it is right to be afraid, since here in the United States we have become so
the SPACE Act of 2015, H.R. 2262, would make it a legal requirement for travelers on commercial space flights to sign legal waivers of all rights to compensation for themselves or their families in case of an accident.
Steve Platy writes in response to an article showing that crime hasn’t worsened in Minneapolis since Somalis’ arrival: “What you would find is that Minneapolis did indeed, still experience a moderate drop in crime between 200 and 2012. But that is only half-relevant to this
On the Saudi television network Al Nas two nights ago, commentator Aadam Alam declared boldly of western Christians, “we need to kill them, we need to kill them“: “We need to kill them. We need to kill them, the fundamentalist Christian terrorists hell-bent on killing us. You’re
Since I moved to Maine, I’ve learned that Mainers think of some parts of their state as better than others. “Real Maine” includes the mill town of Millinocket, for example, but that term apparently doesn’t encompass the pastry, coffee and theater row of Hallowell. Someone
Since I’ve moved to Maine, I’ve encountered a lot of friendly people, but I’ve also heard many derogatory comments about the supposed criminality of Somali immigrants who began arriving in Lewiston, Maine in the year 2001. Last year, I decided to check the claim that
As I noted yesterday, the latest report on school violence from the Bureau of Justice Statistics has been released. As the data in that report show, the in-school homicide rate in 2010-2011 was 0.00002%; in other words, a child’s chance of being killed in school
Alert! Alert! A new scientific study has found that big space rocks, with enough mass to create an explosion the size of a small nuclear bomb, strike our planet about once every month! Danger! Why, just imagine looking up in the sky and seeing a