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ISIS Isn't Alone: The Case for U.S. Ground Troops Anywhere Terror Exists in the World

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

There are over 50 other major terrorist organizations in the world, from Nigeria to the Philippines, and America can't wait for any of them to become the next ISIS.

Fighting the Islamic State: What About the Day After?

James Dorsey | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Decades of entrenched autocratic mismanagement and abusive rule in the Middle East and North Africa cannot be erased overnight. Similarly, they cannot be reversed by foreign intervention.

Lost Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Discovered

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science

TORONTO (AP) — One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a search for the fabled Northwest Passage h...

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

The Meaning Of Terror

Jerome Karabel | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Jerome Karabel

The world has become accustomed to fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, and there has been a cumulative desensitization to the human suffering caused by the current conflict. The magnitude of the humanitarian disaster now unfolding is immense. Gaza has fewer than 1.8 million inhabitants, and over 1,400 of them are now dead. Were a similar catastrophe to occur in the United States, a nation of 316 million people, the equivalent number of deaths would be over 240,000. Faced with the unending possibility of attack, Israel is understandably concerned about its security. But its actions in the current conflict suggest that in the end its greatest threat may be to its soul.

What Not to Say to a Zionist

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

Look, I know most, maybe all, of these comments were coming from a place of genuine concern. Who doesn't want to be cared for and have people in their lives who love them enough to express such sentiments? With that said, my friends, such sentiments don't sit well with Zionists.

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

A lot of attention Post-Snowden has been paid to what the NSA does-- vacuum up emails, listen in on Skype chats and so forth. Too little attention has been devoted to what is done with the information NSA collects.

The Boys Need Us

Chana Frid | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Chana Frid

I go to bed at night and, as I stretch out in the familiar softness, I think of them: How are they sleeping? Are they allowed beds? I cannot bear to think of their parents' despair: Is there any way their parents are sleeping at night?

Israeli Community Rallies Behind Kidnapped Teenager's Family

Anav Silverman | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

On a quiet street in the rural community of Nof Ayalon, located in central Israel's Ayalon Valley, members of the press stood outside the home of Racheli and Avi Frankel.

Tackling Emotions to Tackle Terror -- Innovative Counter Radicalization Strategies to Be Tested

Edit Schlaffer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Edit Schlaffer

Terrorism is the new reality on the same level as air pollution, climate change and financial decline. Even in peaceful Austria, two teenage girls embarked on a journey to Syria to become brides of fighters and serve Allah through Jihad.

The Hidden Sources of Attraction

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Overcoming the natural, understandable resistance to this process requires courage, strength, commitment, and perhaps most importantly, the support of a partner who is willing to go the distance, even when it can feel like the stakes are one's very survival.

My Family's Terror at the NJ Garden State Mall

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Now again I am traumatized by a shooting. How many more will die before America finally wakes up?

My Creature From The Black Lagoon, or the Fun of Terror

Timothy Braun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Timothy Braun

In discussing the unique nature of terror with my students, I provide a blow-by-blow example as how horror movies reflect the sociology of the past fifty years.

Using Our Resources Wisely

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

It is of paramount importance to eliminate the threat created by the sectarian clashes in the MENA region. That being said, the methods to be employed to end this very serious problem should be thought very carefully.

Pair Accused Of Terror Want Access To Secret Service Surveillance Materials

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — A judge in Miami is going to privately examine materials from secret U.S. surveillance programs before holding a hearing on whether two ...

U.S. Overreaction Handed Win to al Qaeda

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 08.15.2013 | World
Micah D. Halpern

United States embassies in the Middle East are now open. It is back to business as usual. The terror alert that shut them down has dissipated. Now ...

Mice and Men: The Failure of Closing Our Middle East Embassies

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What do you call it when you follow the same strategy for twelve years not only without success, but with negative results? What if time shows that that strategy actually helps the enemy you seek to defeat?

Report: Al Qaeda May Have Developed 'Ingenious' Liquid Explosive

Posted 08.06.2013 | World

According to senior U.S. government officials, al-Qaeda operatives may have developed a new kind of undetectable liquid bomb. Officials told ABC News ...

Let's Get Lost: Wellington Quakes

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

From the soles of my feet, it begins. A pulse beneath the floorboards; a telltale heart beats to my pace. At first, the quake's movement is subtle, as though someone's tiptoeing the ceiling beneath.

NSA Leak: Privacy Is Lost, And We Are All to Blame

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Andrew Lam

Americans don't want to be groped or scanned, don't want our personal spaces invaded, but we're willing to endure both in the name of security. Such is the contract between the people and the state in the new, post-9/11 America.

Obama Sees Terror Threat Reduced To Pre-9/11 Level

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror. Obama is not cl...

Beware of the Syrian Sucker Punch

James P. Farwell | Posted 07.03.2013 | World
James P. Farwell

Those seeing the human tragedy unfolding in Syria with a heart full of hell, ready to jump in, stop the bloodshed, and deliver Bashar al Assad a knock-out punch might do well to recall a telling anecdote from journalist Dexter Filkins from his days in Iraq.

Fear, Good and Bad: Lessons From an Awful Week in Boston

David Ropeik | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Fear is not something we can turn off, something we can consciously control.

The Demonization of 'Terrorism'

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Sheldon C. Good

Too many media outlets, elected officials and community leaders have prematurely labeled the Boston Marathon bombing an act of terrorism. Not all murders are terrorism -- it implies a political or ideological intention, and the "causing of terror" is not enough to merit that label.

Running the Race: We Are All Bostonians in the Prism of Terror

Eleni Daniels | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Eleni Daniels

While terror aims to inflict fear and heighten the divide, it can also become a catalyst for unity, courage, and change. I hope we learn from this as a nation, and as a community. We expect more from our elected officials and our lawmakers.