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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...
In Whose America?

In Whose America?

Tom Engelhardt  02.17.2015
In sum, we, the people, are ever less in control of anything. The police are increasingly not "ours," nor are the NSA and its colleague...

Jews Are Not at War With Islam. But Jihadi Terrorists Have Declared War on Jews Worldwide

Ian Reifowitz  02.16.2015
We have to ask ourselves what it means that Jews worldwide have become targets in this way. We also have to ask ourselves what we are going...
Croatia: 'Criminal Enterprise HDZ' Takes Over Presidency  -- Organized Crime and the Rise of Nationalism

Croatia: 'Criminal Enterprise HDZ' Takes Over Presidency -- Organized Crime and the Rise of Nationalism

Natasha Srdoc  02.14.2015
Strong rule of law nations must urgently address transnational organized crime in the Balkan region's mafia states including Croatia, and,...

Is Atheism Evil?

Kelly James Clark  02.14.2015
If religion is not the only or not the primary motivation, then we need to understand what the primary motivation is and work together--Muslim,...