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The Re-Emergence of the Zero-Problems Policy? Don't Get Your Hopes Up

Wikistrat | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Wikistrat

The January 12 terror attack in Istanbul was the latest in a series that began last July at the border city of Suruç and continued in October within Ankara's city center. However, this most recent attack can be considered to be fundamentally different.

Who Is More American Than Donald Trump?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Without absorbing that the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, it is pointless to claim to be an American, except perhaps by coincidence of birth.

Welcoming, Not Banning, Immigrants Can Prevent the Next San Bernardino

Manuel Pastor | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Manuel Pastor

Federal law enforcement policies implemented within the past 15 years demonstrates that such faith-based tracking, ethnic profiling, and declarations of war against Islam did little to prevent attacks.

Outrage Culture Kills Important Conversation

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Productive discourse is dying, trampled over by closed minds who value comfortable opinion-holding over uncomfortable soul-searching. As dialogue lies flailing and gasping, outrage culture's pulse is stronger than ever.

ISIS as a Tuning Fork

Inge Fryklund | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Inge Fryklund

If we decide (e.g.) to support dictators for reasons of "stability" or the oil supply, we should at least be honest about the likely consequences and not act surprised when random individuals respond to the tuning fork.

Did Binge-Watching Fox News Inspire This Man To Threaten Muslims?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.23.2016 | Media

On Jan. 14, 2015, John David Weissinger called the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- a civil rights group that advocate...

Isis Crisis: Chaos Beckons Despite Obama's Hopeful State of the Union

William Bradley | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address painted a hopeful vista for that looks to be a busy year of geopolitical action and beyond. ...

President Obama's Tears Should Be Celebrated

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Janine Francolini

For Obama to not cry would be an indication of a much worse reality -- that we have forgotten the value of human life. A few months ago, after the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama said, "We've become numb to this."

Politics In Response to Terrorism

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Abdullah Sharif

Muslims do commit murder and other crimes just like killers and criminals of other religious persuasions. But we should not indict a whole group because some from their ranks are capable of carrying out unspeakable acts of violence.

Gun Buyer In San Bernardino Attack Pleads Not Guilty

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 01.06.2016 | Crime

The man who bought the rifles used in the San Bernardino attack pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a federal indictment accusing him of consp...

FBI Needs Help Solving Mystery Of 18-Minute Gap In San Bernardino Timeline

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Investigators are asking the public to help piece together where the San Bernardino attackers were during an 18-minute gap in the...

The San Bernardino Shooting Doesn't Prove the U.S. Immigration System Is too Lax

American Anthropological Association | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

The experiences of Ghanaians migrating to the United States suggest that our family reunification policies are not at fault for the San Bernardino shootings. Family reunification is already too expensive and takes too long.

New Year's Perspective on Death and Tragedy

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.31.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

For perspectivce as we start 2016, here are some statistics on tragedies of the past year.

Friend Of California Shooter Indicted On Gun, Terror Charges

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.04.2016 | Crime

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the man who provided the guns used in the San Bernardino massacre on counts that include lyi...

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

CultureZohn: In My Back Yard

Patricia Zohn | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

I think if Hillary can get a little of her '70s groove on, her idealism instead of her cynicism, we will meet her halfway with our own, less hope-less selves. Let's not be NIMBY about the election as well as low-income housing and halfway houses. Let's be In My Back Yard. Let's believe. Tinkerbell, do you hear me?

Heschel + 43: 'Who Is Responsible for Boiling Rage and Violence Today?'

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The 43d yohrzeit (death-anniversary) of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel falls this year on this coming Tuesday evening and Wednesday, the 18th day of the Jewish lunar "moonth" of Tevet (Dec. 29-30).

New York Times: Work with National Rifle Association

Philip M. Hellmich | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion
Philip M. Hellmich

As the presidential campaigns heat up, it is clear we are headed down the path of polarized politics that have made it difficult to address critical i...

Iran Calls The New U.S. Visa Law Breach Of The Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.23.2015 | World

DUBAI, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday a new U.S. law putting visa restrictions on Iranians and th...

The Most Important Article You Will Read About Muslims and the Presidential Race

Omar Alnatour | Posted 12.22.2015 | World
Omar Alnatour

There are currently 16 hopeful candidates running for president and the majority of them have expressed an animosity towards Muslims. The result o...

When Terror Clocks in to Work

Brian E. Finch | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Brian E. Finch

This post was co-authored by Brian Finch and Joseph P. Mastrosimone. The facts that the recent terror strike in San Bernardino, Calif., occurred at ...

Forget Terrorists; Guns are Terrorizing America

Barclay Bram | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Barclay Bram

Patrick Sherrill was unaware, as he killed 14 of his co-workers, that he was entering the lexicon. On August 20th, 1980, he walked into the Edmond, Ok...

Remembering the Children In Values, Words and Deeds

Eric Cooper | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

A recent shooting at an office holiday party in San Bernadino, Calif. left many of us saddened, angry and frightened. Whether the attack was retaliato...

It's Not Just About Israel. BDS Threatens Us All.

Adam Milstein | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics
Adam Milstein

History's lessons hang over our moment. What begins with the Jews never ends with the Jews. Now is the time for Americans to take action. For the sake Israel and America, for the sake of our shared values and our common future, we must stop BDS dead in its tracks. Nothing less than our very way of life is at stake.

Obama Offers Grim Truth About Our Ability To Prevent Terror Attacks

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

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