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How Climate Change Helped ISIS

How Climate Change Helped ISIS

09.29.2014
Images of black-clad ISIS fighters brandishing weapons from atop tanks are easy to recognize, but the link between Syria's drought and...
Legal Basis for U.S. War in Iraq and Syria Is Thin

Legal Basis for U.S. War in Iraq and Syria Is Thin

09.29.2014
This atrocious behavior on the most important function that the nation's founders gave Congress -- taking the nation to war -- is typical...
Rick Perry Believes Oklahoma Beheading Was More Than ‘Workplace Violence'

Rick Perry Believes Oklahoma Beheading Was More Than ‘Workplace Violence'

Amber Ferguson  09.29.2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Monday that the beheading at a workplace in Oklahoma last week “is an act of violence that is associated...

As America Fights Terror, it Loses More Than it Gains

09.29.2014
As the United States ramps up its 'no boots on the ground' war against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, the stream of threats emanating from...
Turks Held By The Islamic State: 'It Was A Fine Line Between Life and Death'

Turks Held By The Islamic State: 'It Was A Fine Line Between Life and Death'

Sophia Jones  09.26.2014
DALAKCI, Turkey -- They waited inside the consulate for days like sitting ducks until the masked invaders of the Islamic State finally...

NRA Mad House of Mirrors

09.26.2014
There are thirty gun deaths a day in America. I ache when I consider how many lives have been lost and ruined over senseless perverted...
Confronting ISIL: The Day and Decade

Confronting ISIL: The Day and Decade "After"

09.26.2014
The international community is correctly determined to reverse the rise of ISIL by force. But ultimately armed conflict, counterterrorism...

Dick Cheney Blames Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, and Kim Kardashian for the Rise of ISIS

09.26.2014
Whatever the reasons for Cheney's new mission to blame someone for the mess in Iraq and Syria, one thing is for certain: he won't stop...
Imagine a Yankees Fan Forced to Root for the Red Sox. That's Obama's ISIS Strategy

Imagine a Yankees Fan Forced to Root for the Red Sox. That's Obama's ISIS Strategy

09.26.2014
Any solution for destroying ISIS that fails to address the Sunni and Shia rivalry simply will not work. Bombs and arming rebel groups in...
Muslim Scholars To Islamic State: You Don't Understand Islam

Muslim Scholars To Islamic State: You Don't Understand Islam

Lauren Markoe  09.24.2014
WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 120 Muslim scholars from around the world joined an open letter to the “fighters and followers” of the Islamic...
Why the Fight Against ISIS Won't Be 'Another Iraq'

Why the Fight Against ISIS Won't Be 'Another Iraq'

09.24.2014
We all know how the 2003 Iraq War turned out. Today's Iraq syndrome could save us from a repeat of that debilitating war. In doing so,...
Don't Blame Multiculturalism or Islam for ISIL and Terrorism

Don't Blame Multiculturalism or Islam for ISIL and Terrorism

09.24.2014
Yes, religious extremism within Islam is a serious issue that motivates terrorist groups to commit atrocities, but a plethora of more relevant...
Jordan Acquits Radical Cleric Of Terror Charges

Jordan Acquits Radical Cleric Of Terror Charges

09.24.2014
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian court on Wednesday acquitted radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada — known for his fiery pro-al-Qaida...
Calm Settles On Washington As U.S. Bombs Syria

Calm Settles On Washington As U.S. Bombs Syria

Jennifer Bendery  09.23.2014
WASHINGTON -- Monday night marked the beginning of another U.S. war in the Middle East -- one with no specified time frame, no estimated...