Tag: Terrorism


What the Politics of Fear Cost Us
20 Nov 2015

What the Politics of Fear Cost Us

There are heated opinions on whether America should be welcoming Syrian refugees to our shores after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut last week. Yet, much as we might dread the unknown, part of what it means to be an American is that we rise above the fearful rhetoric and xenophobia now taking hold with a vast number of Republican presidential candidates, and in...

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U.S. Absence in Paris – Is There Shame to Go Around?
14 Jan 2015

U.S. Absence in Paris – Is There Shame to Go Around?

CNN’s chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper penned a blistering editorial chastising President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, Attorney General Holder and other senior White House officials for their absence from last Sunday’s Unity rally in Paris.  The White House has admitted that their lack of attendance was a mistake and apologized repeatedly, which did nothing to assuage Jake Tapper’s disappointment at our lack of participation....

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What’s Being Done In Our Name?
16 Dec 2014

What’s Being Done In Our Name?

The Senate’s CIA “torture” report has elicited little more than a collective shrug from the American people, if our most prominent news sources are to be believed.  I thought perhaps Americans are so stressed in their own lives, and beaten down by the endless scandal-mongering inherent in the 24-hour news cycle, they don’t want the responsibility of one more pound of weight.  Yet, according to...

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