Startled by an ant

Why is it that, more than 13 years after the 9/11 attacks, we seem more frightened now by far smaller threats?

I do not believe in mocking people’s religions

Freedom of speech is not about reckless provocation; it is about preventing government totalitarianism through media scrutiny and exposure.

Ukraine, Iraq promise more violence and volatility in 2015

Neither Ukraine's massive debt nor Iraq's factional divisions will be easily resolved, but both need to be tackled.

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.

  

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November 26, 2014