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Remember al-Qaeda? With all the hype about ISIS it's easy to forget that it was al-Qaeda that attacked us, while Daesh never did. If you've forgotten that, you wouldn't be alone. It seems that ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 10:39 PM PDT with 48 Recommends
The earthquake that struck Nepal killed around 6,000 people and displaced nearly half a million. It was a horrible humanitarian crisis that justifiably got the world's attention. If only ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 08:11 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Every four years, Republican primary voters ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 80 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2015 at 07:30 AM PDT with 86 Recommends
In December 2012, Richard Engel and five crew members were abducted by gunmen in Syria. A group of about 15 armed men were fanning out around us. Three or four of them stood in the middle of the ...
by Garrett
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 05:27 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
The Guardian reports that nearly all of the 150,000 or so of refugees who are attempting to cross into Europe will be sent back to Africa and only 5,000 or so will be settled in Europe. This is a ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 07:09 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
The New York Times on Sunday featured a fascinating interview with President Obama conducted by columnist Tom Friedman. In the U.S., most analysts focused on the president's ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 02:52 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Welcome to Iraq. America's military experts advise Iraq to push ISIS back into Syria. Here's the conversation in Wall Street Journal: Iraqi security forces and their U.S. partners are divided ...
by waterstreet2008
Comment Count 52 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 05:45 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
The conventional wisdom at this site, with lots of exceptions, is that Christians are the main evildoers on the planet. This is fueled by wingnut Republican nonsense, mainly the "war on Christians" ...
by Timaeus
Comment Count 90 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 08:04 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
We in the West still want to believe that we went to Iraq as "liberators" to improve the average Iraqi's standard of living, to bring freedom and democracy, and give them a better "more western" ...
by Jerry Anderson
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 02:22 PM PDT with 1 Recommend