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Our Jihadis and Theirs: The Real (Armed) Dangers of American Life

Our Jihadis and Theirs: The Real (Armed) Dangers of American Life

Tom Engelhardt  06.22.2015
National security officials and politicians have been pounding home the message that the "greatest threat" to Americans is an extreme and...
Is This Terrorism or What?

Is This Terrorism or What?

Deborah J. Levine  06.21.2015
Consider hate crimes and domestic terrorism as sides of the same coin. We desperately need to organize and address the multiple elements...
Retaking Ramadi: The Dilemmas of the Anbar Campaign

Retaking Ramadi: The Dilemmas of the Anbar Campaign

Joseph V. Micallef  06.20.2015
The fact is, Kobani and Tikrit notwithstanding, on a worldwide basis, the United States is losing the war against Islamic State. The only...

Whom Do We Look At After a Tragedy?

Mike Domitrz  06.20.2015
Nine people were killed in an act of racial terrorism. As our country and the world continues to discuss what brings so much pain, terror,...
Why Take Down a Historic Flag?

Why Take Down a Historic Flag?

Mark Boslough  06.19.2015
Whatever the Confederate flag may have represented in the past, it is now understood by most people to stand for hate and racism. There...

Friday Talking Points -- Racist Domestic Terrorism

Chris Weigant  06.19.2015
It's been a rollercoaster week in the political world, beginning with Hillary Clinton shifting the gears of her campaign by holding her...
Bill Clinton's 1996 Speech On Church Attacks Shows Nothing Has Changed

Bill Clinton's 1996 Speech On Church Attacks Shows Nothing Has Changed

Taryn Finley  06.19.2015
The names of the nine black Americans killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church were added to a long, under-recognized history...
7 Ways To Be A White Ally For Charleston And The Black Community

7 Ways To Be A White Ally For Charleston And The Black Community

Aaron Barksdale  06.19.2015
The massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine black people dead on Wednesday night, has initiated conversation about race...
Why the South Carolina Church Rampage Represents a Terrorist Threat Worse Than ISIS

Why the South Carolina Church Rampage Represents a Terrorist Threat Worse Than ISIS

H. A. Goodman  06.19.2015
If ISIS had killed 547 Americans in 2013, we'd have sent tens of thousands of Americans back to Iraq, so why do we simply shrug our shoulders...
This Soldier. My Fear. And Bringing Us All Together in Peace.

This Soldier. My Fear. And Bringing Us All Together in Peace.

Jennifer Kushell  06.19.2015
This week I received a friend request on Facebook by someone whose profile picture scared me. My choice to explore it further, rather than...
Hate Crimes Are an American Problem, Not an Aberration

Hate Crimes Are an American Problem, Not an Aberration

Alexandros Orphanides  06.19.2015
According to a witness, just moments before the shooting, Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old white male shooter, remarked, "I have to do...
Charleston, Juneteenth And What It Means To Be Black In America

Charleston, Juneteenth And What It Means To Be Black In America

Charles Howard  06.19.2015
We need not be slaves to fear. We need not be drawn into a pitiful, fear-based gun culture and arm ourselves (it's difficult to imagine...
Racism Is Not A Mental Illness

Racism Is Not A Mental Illness

Julia Craven  06.18.2015
An act of terrorism unfolded on American soil last night when Dylann Roof allegedly killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal...
How Media Covered A Heinous Attack On A Black Church 50 Years Ago

How Media Covered A Heinous Attack On A Black Church 50 Years Ago

Daniel Marans  06.18.2015
As Americans mourn Wednesday’s horrific shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, it's perhaps worth looking...