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ISIS, Drone Strikes: What Constitutes Gruesome And Brutal Behavior?

photo by Reuters

ISIS released a video today showing the (apparent) beheading death of U.S. citizen and journalist Steven Sotloff. I have not seen the video, and I do not plan to watch the video, because, I like everyone else have the same reaction: outrage at the brutality and gruesome nature of this new enemy. But as my…
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Media, In-Group Collectivism, Feeding American Denial On Inequality, Wage Theft, And More

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Denial is a powerful force, and in a representative democracy, mass denial is incredibly dangerous. Combine mass denial with in-group collectivism packaged by a handful of self-serving elites, and we call it conservative media. And leading the charge is the ideological solidarity sold by Fox News for conservative consumption, a force assisting in transmuting our representative democracy…
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President Obama On ISIS: ‘We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet’

Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP

At a Thursday news conference, President Obama told reporters “We don’t have a strategy yet” in dealing with ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), a Sunni jihadist group claiming authority over all Muslims worldwide. Critics immediately pounced, stating Obama is weak and wavering on foreign policy. Because we all know the only way to…
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Over-Policing, And The American Surveillance State

The term “over-policing” is gaining traction in America, particularly after Ferguson, Missouri. But is over-policing a growing problem? Or is it that we have greater vision into police actions because of dash cam video, store surveillance video and bystanders with smartphones? I believe it’s probably the latter, but we will never know, because there are no…
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