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Sorry, GOP: Planned Parenthood shooter is a terrorist

In the wake of the killing of three people and wounding of nine more at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, there’s been a noticeable unwillingness from those on the right to call this incident what it is: a domestic terrorist attack. Robert Dear went into a shooting rampage at the clinic, holding out for […]

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GOP hits new low with hysteria against Syrian refugees

To score cheap political points after the terrorist attacks in Paris by the Islamic State, Republicans across the country, from governors to those in Congress to several running for president, are trying to gin up fears against refugees trying to get into America to escape oppression elsewhere. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder started the ball rolling […]

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What’s the least bad option on ISIS? Let’s ask a French Muslim 12-year-old

Note the question is not “what’s the best option” for the U.S. in response to the Paris attacks by the Islamic State that left 129 people dead. Because there are no good options. There never have been. But the worst option is overreaction, whether that involves fear, a stepped-up military response, or closing U.S. borders. […]

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Biggest U.S. terror threats from right wing, not Islam

A new study confirms what many U.S. police officers already know: There are more killings in this country by white supremacists and other right-wing extremists than by Muslim terrorists. According to the latest data in the study from the New America Foundation, right-wing extremists have killed 48 people in the United States since the attacks […]

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The way to interrogate — not torture — terror suspects

One of the best books ever written in the wake of the September 11th attacks was The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by journalist and author Lawrence Wright. It paints a clear picture of the terrorist group, Osama bin Laden’s rise to power, American intelligence failures, and — probably most important — how […]

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