It remains to be seen how the Salafis will present themselves to the Western world. Will they portray their movement as a replacement for violent groups, as an alternative to al-Qaeda, or as the embodiment of conservative Islam?
It is difficult to determine where the "2016 moniker" came from, but those titles can be self-justifying -- reporters put them into stories to make their subjects seem more newsworthy, especially when the politician won't flatly deny it.
Since Japan lowered its rate last April, our corporate tax rate has been the highest in the world. There is no disagreement in Washington, believe it or not, that a 35% rate is too high. What complicates things is that very few if any corporations actually pay that rate.
Congress alone cannot completely counteract the harmful effects of the new rules governing our elections. But in an election cycle where these rules threaten to undermine voter participation, Congress must act now to soften the blow.
Even if they do know of the issue, they quickly brush it off using various ideas to ease their consciences. That they feel they aren't full members of Alamance County may be one reason; the fact that their permanent addresses are in another state could be another.
Southern Democracy -- defined as entrenched regional rule -- is no more. Republicans now reign throughout most of the South. The best that Southern Democrats can hope for is restoring their party to competitive parity in a two-party system.
Although we may cringe from his descriptions and prescriptions, somehow we realize that this is how politics is conducted, whether by managers jousting for power and position in the corporate world or politicians seeking office.
After winning a landslide victory in April 1 by-elections in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) will face the hard yards of politicking in a parliament dominated by the same military and its allies that the NLD trounced in Sunday's vote.
The right pushes a delusional narrative of a country divided between "makers and takers" -- productive go-getters versus welfare-hungry sloths. But it's all too clear who the real takers are: the ones who make it harder for everyone else to make a living.
America has always prided itself on being a forward-looking nation. Yet our election system is mired in the past. We can rescue our election system from the horse-and-buggy era and infuse it with the dynamism of our digital age. It's happening now.