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Alive and Bleeding

Alive and Bleeding

Robert Koehler  02.19.2015
We're in a state of perpetual war and have no intention of escaping it. Certainly we have no intention of critiquing our own actions or...
On Charlie: Courage in the Face of Fear

On Charlie: Courage in the Face of Fear

Frank Fredericks  02.19.2015
So the question is, is it working? Is terrorism having an impact on us? To my disappointment, I think it may be, and for a simple reason:...
Non-violent 'Terrorism'?

Non-violent 'Terrorism'?

The Center for Constitutional Rights  02.19.2015
Should non-violent animal rights activists really be charged as "terrorists"? The fur lobby says yes. Common sense and the Constitution...
President Obama as Media Critic (Rather Than Subject)

President Obama as Media Critic (Rather Than Subject)

Mark Hannah  02.18.2015
Last week, in an interview with Matthew Yglesias of Vox Media, President Obama was asked whether the media overstates the threat of terror...
ISIS Boasted Of These Christians' Deaths. Here Are The Lives They Lived.

ISIS Boasted Of These Christians' Deaths. Here Are The Lives They Lived.

Sophia Jones  02.18.2015
AL AOUR, Egypt -- Death is everywhere in Al Aour. When a video surfaced late Sunday showing Islamic State fighters beheading 21 men in...
This Is Not the End of the World

This Is Not the End of the World

David Moore  02.18.2015
Apocalyptic scriptures share one feature: They were always composed in distressing times for the benefit of desperate people who occupied...
Drawing Blood

Drawing Blood

Christopher Lamb  02.18.2015
A cartoon in response to the murders at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper depicts a masked gunman standing over a dead cartoonist. "He drew first,"...
Why the Chapel Hill Shooting Was More Hate Crime Than 'Parking Dispute'

Why the Chapel Hill Shooting Was More Hate Crime Than 'Parking Dispute'

Erik Ose  02.18.2015
There is much to suggest these three students weren't killed solely over a parking space. This heinous act looks more like a hate crime....
Top 7 Myths About Daesh

Top 7 Myths About Daesh

Juan Cole, Informed Comment  02.18.2015
The self-styled ‘Islamic State’ Group (ISIS or ISIL), the Arabic acronym for which is Daesh, is increasingly haunting the nightmares...

An Afghan War Vet Adopts the Voice of an Afghan Boy in His Heartbreaking First Novel, Green on Blue

Elizabeth Nicholas  02.17.2015
His is morally fine and commanding writing, a powerful response by an American soldier to his experience in a country where almost any...
Namaz in Fear

Namaz in Fear

Janesh Rahlan  02.17.2015
As the West ramped up its "War on Terror", the media portrayed the battle as us versus them. "Us" being the good Anglo-Saxon Americans...
Syria and Iraq: In Search of a Strategy

Syria and Iraq: In Search of a Strategy

Amir Madani  02.17.2015
Military force alone has never eliminated ideological terror groups. With respect to Daesh and its ilk, it is more reasonable to consider...
Are We Beginning a War of Good vs Evil?

Are We Beginning a War of Good vs Evil?

Joseph W. Gauld  02.17.2015
I believe the battle is coming down to civilization vs ancient authoritarianism, which ultimately makes it a war between what we in the...
Why Teens Become Terrorists and What Schools Can Do

Why Teens Become Terrorists and What Schools Can Do

Alan Singer  02.17.2015
The West has to find a way to copy and compete with groups like ISIS. It will not be through Common Core. The best way to establish a sense...