The Lost National ‘Unity’ Of September 11th

The sense of national ‘unity’ that existed in the wake of the September 11th attacks didn’t last for very long.

Donald Trump’s Disturbing, Disqualifying Love Affair With Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump’s admiration and praise for the dictatorial leader of Russia should be sufficient reason to disqualify him from being President of the United States.

The Election Isn’t Over Quite Yet

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the election is “over,” because it isn’t.

Donald Trump Calling Obama The “Founder” Of ISIS Requires One To Ignore History, And Reality

President Obama’s ISIS policy has been far from perfect, but to call him a “Founder” of ISIS is to ignore both history and reality.

Donald Trump’s Politically Stupid Attack On A Grieving Family

Of course Donald Trump responded to a Gold Star Father in the worst possible way.

ISIS Attack Kills More Than 140 In Baghdad

A third major terrorist attack inside of a week.

20 Dead In Bangladesh Attack Claimed By ISIS

A third major ISIS-inspired or planned attack in three weeks.

What To Do About The ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorist?

Stopping the next Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Syed Farook, or Omar Mateen is likely to be a lot more difficult than the politicians on either side of the aisle are leading us to believe.

Marco Rubio Reconsidering Decision Not To Run For Re-Election

Marco Rubio may be running for re-election to the Senate after all.

Donald Trump Insinuates President Obama Identifies With Terrorists

Donald Trump has insinuated that President Obama is not fighting the War On Terror aggressively because he somehow identifies with terrorists.

50 Dead, 53 Injured In Attack On Orlando Nightclub

An overnight shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida has left 20 people dead and at least 42 injured.

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Clinton, Attacks Trump, As Democrats Unite Behind Clinton

Senator Elizabeth Warren is the latest Democrat to unite behind the party’s presumptive nominee. A marked contrast to the chaos that reigns on the Republican side of the aisle.

Should We Ignore the Terrorists?

Should we treat terrorists as trolls?

Trump, Clinton Win Arizona, While Sanders And Cruz Capture Caucus Wins

As expected, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both scored big wins in Arizona, while Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders both continued to win caucus states.

Terrorist Attacks Strike Brussels

A series of bomb attacks across Brussels has left at least 26 dead, and dozens more injured.

Ben Carson Won’t Attend Next GOP Debate, Admits He Has No Viable Path Forward

Ben Carson announced today that he is skipping the next GOP debate and admitted that he does not see a viable path forward for his campaign. However, he didn’t formally withdraw from the race for the Republican nomination.

United States Putting ‘Advisers’ On The Front Lines In Nigeria’s War Against Boko Haram

The U.S. is poised to send troops to the front lines of yet another war we have no reason to be involved in.

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Apple Fighting Order To Assist In Decrypting Phone Of San Bernardino Terrorist

Apple is resisting a Federal Court order that it assist the F.B.I. in decryption of the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

Two-Thirds Of New Hampshire Republicans Support Donald Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban

As if to further demonstrate just how fair off the rails the GOP has gotten, Donald Trump’s unconstitutional, wrong-headed, racist notions are supported by wide majorities in the party that still claims to the by the “Party of Lincoln.”

Trumpless Debate Helped Bush, But Likely Not Enough

Last night’s Republican debate had a different feel with the absence of a certain bloviating narcissist.

Iraq/ISIS Updates

Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Shows Up In Al Qaeda Recruitment Video

The anti-Muslim rhetoric Donald Trump has been using on the campaign trail has shown up in a recruitment video for an al Qaeda off-shoot group.

Christie And Bush Take Aim At Marco Rubio

Jeb Bush and Chris Christie have spent the holiday week taking aim at Marco Rubio.

Big Trouble On Team Carson

As we head into Christmas, there doesn’t seem to be much peace on Earth or good will toward men among Ben Carson’s advisers.

DHS Official Argues Against Using No-Fly List To Bar People From Buying Guns

At least one DHS official seems to be against the idea of using no-fly list to stop people from buying firearms.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Ban On So-Called ‘Assault Weapons’ According To New Poll

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose a ban on so-called ‘assault weapons,’ a marked change from two decades ago.

Los Angeles Public Schools Closed In Wake Of ‘Unspecified Threats’

Every public school in Los Angeles, which covers over 600,000 students, plus teachers and staff, has been closed for the day in the wake of unspecified threats.

France’s National Front Suffers Setbacks In 2nd Round Voting, But Still Seems Likely To Rise

Marine Le Pen suffered setbacks in the second round of regional voting on Sunday, but the party still seems likely to become more popular in the coming years.

Using The No-Fly List To Bar Gun Purchases Is Bad Policy, And Likely Unconstitutional

The Governors of Connecticut and New York are joining President Obama and Hillary Clinton in favor of a really bad idea.

The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker

A pseudonymous government relations professional examines “The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker: A Jedi’s Path to Jihad.”

Ben Carson Threatens To Bolt The GOP As He Slips Even Further Into Irrelevance

Ben Carson threatens to leave the GOP over recent reports about plans for a brokered convention, but with his poll numbers collapsing one wonders why anyone would care if he did.

Majority Opposes Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban, But It’s A Different Story With Republicans

Polling shows that most Americans oppose Donald Trump’s plan to bar Muslim’s from immigrating to the United States, but Republicans are far more receptive to the idea.

National Front Makes Major Gains In French Regional Elections

Europe’s anti-immigrant, xenophobic far right scored major victories in France yesterday.

Obama’s Big ISIS Speech Was A Big Nothing

For an Oval Office address delivered on a Sunday night, President Obama’s speech last night sounded more like a statement read from the podium in the press room.

German Parliament Approves Expansion Of Involvement In Anti-ISIS Campaign

The German Parliament has approved expansion of the nation’s involvement in the campaign against ISIS, but that doesn’t make the current campaign any less incoherent.

Is Portugal Europe’s Next Greece?

The election of an anti-austerity government in Portugal is raising some concerns.

Brussels On ‘High Alert’ Over Fears Of Paris-Style Attack

Another European capital is on edge over fears of a terror attack.

Up To 170 Taken Hostage In Hotel In Capital Of Mali

An apparent ongoing terrorist attack in Central Africa.

Donald Trump: I’d Be Okay With Closing Mosques And Requiring Muslims To Carry Special Identification

Donald Trump’s demagoguery and disdain for individual liberty enters a new phase.

Chief Suspect In Paris Attacks Killed In Police Raid, French Authorities Report

French officials have confirmed that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the man believed to be the plotter of last Friday’s attacks in Paris, was killed in a police raid early Wednesday morning. This doesn’t mean authorities in France or elsewhere in Europe are any less concerned about future attacks, though.

This is How Terrorism Works

Violence leads to irrational policy responses. Who does that help?

A Night Of Terror In Paris

Reports of at least up to sixty dead, a hostage situation, and attacks at multiple locations in Paris.

You Can Forget About Obama’s Promise To Close The Guantanamo Bay Prison

President Obama is set to sign a military spending bill that effectively guarantees that his 2008 campaign promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will go unfulfilled.

Consensus Continues To Grow That Russian Airliner Was Taken Out By A Bomb

The investigation continues, but the consensus seems to be growing that Metrojet 9268 was taken out by a bomb.

U.S. Intelligence: Russian Passenger Jet Likely Brought Down Over Sinai Peninsula By A Bomb

American intelligence officials are saying that a Russian passenger jet that went down over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was most likely brought down by a bomb.