Terrorism

Respond to Terrorism: Embrace the Hate

Respond to Terrorism: Embrace the Hate

#PrayForBarcelona. But only if you're done #PrayingForLondon. Which you might have been doing when you were interrupted to #PrayForManchester, because you weren't done #PrayingForLondon the first time. And of course London distracted you from #PrayingForParis(Twice),...

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Motoring Jihad: Vehicle Ramming Attacks

Motoring Jihad: Vehicle Ramming Attacks

Motoring Jihad: Vehicle Ramming Attacks...it sounds almost flippant, but it's a serious concern. Last night we reported on a series of attacks in London. They were initiated by a van running down pedestrians near the London Bridge and followed by a series of stabbing...

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You Can Be First, Or You Can Be Right

You Can Be First, Or You Can Be Right

You Can Be First, Or You Can Be Right|Dave MerrillInitial reports are always wrong. Always. News organizations trip over themselves to be the first to report new information, to "get the scoop". But an idiom applies: you can be first, or you can be right. Biasing on...

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I Heart Fake Combat Vets

I Heart Fake Combat Vets

  I’ve always been extremely proud of my military service, especially my combat service. I used to think serving in combat made me stronger. I thought facing death for my country earned me a...

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A terrorist gets smoke-checked in Paris

A terrorist gets smoke-checked in Paris

42 seconds in there is a pretty feel-good moment, though unfortunately it doesn't do anything for the hostages (and the policewoman) already killed.So, we haven't torn this down frame by frame yet, and we're certainly not second-guessing the guys on the ground....

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Just what is ISIS/ISIL/IS?

Just what is ISIS/ISIL/IS?

Is ISIS just another brutal AK- and scimitar-waving extremist group with a penchant for cruelty, torture and a penchant for forcible caprine sodomy? A lot of people are talking about ISIS (or ISIL or IS) on the news and in social media. First when they were involved...

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