In case of emergency, abandon perspective

Why does the national media play into the hands of the ISIS propaganda machine?

In case of emergency, abandon perspective

Why does the national media play into the hands of the ISIS propaganda machine?

Terror charges against 15-year-old are overblown

To a casual observer, the actual threat of a single teenager armed with a knife was magnified into a legion of Kalashnikov-toting terrorists.

One man's terrorist is another man's weapons case

Nowhere in any of the media coverage of Glen Gieschen's gun-toting, bomb-making plan were the words "terror" or "terrorist" ever used.

Don't praise foreign recruits in Iraq

Dillon Hillier’s trench mates could include some unsavory characters.

How are we not bombing in support of Assad and Iran?

Political leaders don’t seem to understand the conflict.

Without admitting failure, we’re doomed to repeat it

Airstrikes alone didn’t work in Libya. Yet, the same strategy is unfurling in Iraq.

Airstrikes in Iraq won’t be enough

With no US ground troops, no bribe money for tribal leaders and the Iraqi army virtually dissolved, why does anyone believe an air campaign alone will achieve success?

Social media upped the fear factor in Ottawa attack

Once the smoke cleared, it became evident that Zehaf-Bibeau’s actions were nowhere near as terrifying as our imaginations made them out to be.

Muslim-bashing rhetoric is misguided

Our bases will be in Kuwait, an Islamic state, while our airstrikes will support largely fundamentalist Islamic forces.

  

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