GOP governors, members of Congress and presidential candidates are failing the tests of leadership and morality being created by the Syrian refugee crisis. Virtually every Republican supporting the big stall is a professed Christian. Their hypocrisy is glaring.
In the wake of Maidan, many within the LGBT community feel betrayed by the very revolution which they helped to spearhead.
Germany has changed dramatically since the parliamentary elections in 2013. The silence of the first eight years of Merkel's term is gone, and gone with it is the belief that things are well and fine.
What makes the Republicans discourse' on Islam and the Muslim world dangerous is that it is disseminated through a wide and powerful network of media outlets and rightwing think tanks then consumed by a public with no direct contact or firsthand knowledge of the Muslim world.
At a time when these courageous individuals need the world's protection the most, many politicians are using the Paris attacks for political gain, introducing hateful policies they don't even have the authority to implement.
There's been a lot of talk about how horrible it is that we grieve for France when we're not similarly frenzied about Beirut and others. On the one hand, that argument is totally right. Yes, we should mourn the deaths of innocent people wherever they are, in a far more balanced way than we do. All lives are equal, and all innocent deaths are tragic.
The news of Paris stung as I sat alone on my couch and felt the gravity of another act of terrorism. I say the antidote to terrorism is travel. Locking our doors, closing the windows, and turning on the barrage of sensational news, only creates a climate where fears grow.
To kill a dog is to attack the very virtues of loyalty and innocence. In Diesel's death we are reminded that we are at odds with an ideology out to destroy not just Western virtues, but also everything that represents these virtues.
Stadia have re-emerged as a preferred jihadist target in the wake of last weekend's Islamic State (IS) bombing of the Stade de France stadium, a shoot...
Two towering French monuments were untouched by the demonic slaughter that was unleashed on that fateful night: Notre Dame Cathedral and "La Marseillaise," France's national anthem.
If the events in Richmond, Kentucky, and Paris, France, have served any purpose for those who have witnessed them, it is to compel all of us to remember the words of Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not be able to control more than a sliver of the country, but uniting the various factions in some kind of rainbow coalition may be a pipe dream, despite efforts of those meeting in Vienna for a political solution.
Just because Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away and we haven't yet mastered that kind of commercial space travel doesn't mean the mood of those places can't be captured here on earth.
Any rational person would have to agree that the world stands a better chance of effectively fighting IS together, than separately.
THE STORY You've heard that there's a brutal terror group based in Syria and Iraq. You've heard that it has affiliates around the world, beheads Weste...
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