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An Open Letter to Judd Apatow
I'm a rape survivor and your comparison is invalid
APRIL 24, 2017 AND MAGAZINE IN ENTERTAINMENT
Trump hasn't taken my freedom or my sense of trust in myself from me
Can I call you Judd? I don't know you and after your attempt at "comedy", I don't want to. I let a lot slide but as a rape survivor, someone...
#Rape #Donald Trump #Judd Apatow #Election #Comparison
Religion, When Extremism?
Religions often seek dominance
NOVEMBER 5, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
Most religions write down the word of God as they interpret it and misinterpret what they write down
☕️ Aaron Stipkovich
I am not categorically liberal or conservative. Every sensible person or subject deserves equal consideration. Any other approach is the epitome of idiocy.
Ex-Cia Facing Italy Jail
State Department ignored her pleas
JULY 2, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN NEWS AND WEB REPRINTS
She may become the first CIA officer and U.S. diplomat imprisoned over Rendition
A former CIA officer and diplomat who has repeatedly denied playing a role in one of the most notorious U.S. counterterrorism programs is set to...
#Sabrina De Sousa #Cia #Italy #Hillary Clinton #Rendition
the 9/11 Conspiracy
Conspiracy theories won’t keep us safe. Vigilance will.
JUNE 10, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
If the fault for 9/11 lies with our leaders, then it lies with us -- since we elect them.
Oppressed By the Poor
Once again, conservatives say the poor are vile
MARCH 25, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT
No political insider really wants an outsider to come in and shake things up.
Some conservative pundits, upon seeing working-class and poor white people voting for Trump and cheering him on, have formed a theory to explain it:...
#Donald Trump #Ted Cruz #Nationa Review #George Bush #Authoritarians
25 Things Trump Can Say
I'm Not Normal
MARCH 22, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS
The fact that he hasn’t said some of these is not the point. The point is he could say these.
Here are 25 things Donald Trump could say and get away with it. The fact that he hasn’t said some of these is not the point. The point is he...
#Donald Trump #Comedy #Republican #Hillary Clinton #Thought
the Effects Of Ms-13
One of the most notorious and violent gangs, and you.
MARCH 14, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS
Terror and bloodshed aside, the effects of MS-13 elevate Hispanic street gangs to a new level.
As Bad As They Are
Our enemies' evil cannot excuse our own
FEBRUARY 24, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT
Trump’s argument is that it’s okay to enjoy being the bully or the torturer
"Grapple not with monsters lest you become one." -- Nietzsche.
It's often hard to know how to defeat evil but becoming as evil and vile as...
#Torture #Water-boarding #Religious Freedom #War On Terror #Rules Of War
a Tale Of Contradictions
U.S. and China
FEBRUARY 3, 2016 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS
Communist China and capitalist America will be bound by dreams of money and profit for a long time
Some conservatives say it doesn't exist
NOVEMBER 30, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
In the 20th and 21st century, pretty much everyone has adopted terrorism at some point.
Alas, Babble On
or, How Social Media Will Create the First Earthlings
NOVEMBER 20, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE INDEPENDENT
The nation state is dead or dying--long live the global citizenry, at long last free of tribalism.
The Democracy Alternative
There's really no substitute
MAY 27, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
The U.S. is one of the very few where a post-revolutionary leader peacefully gave up power.
Winston Churchill once said that democracy is the worst system of government, except for all the alternatives. This is apparently news to economist...
#Democracy #Revolution #Middle East #Bryan Caplan
Blood and Death
The strange cult of the drug cartels.
APRIL 28, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN LITERATURE
The depiction of their worship was popularized in the hit series Breaking Bad.
Cinco De Mayo's cultural flair will spill out into the streets soon and, if you look, many faces will host a ghostly grin, bearing a close...
#Mexican Cartels #Santa Muerte #John Lee Brook #Arturo Leyva
Jean Valjeans of America
We are better than this
APRIL 14, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN COLUMNS
How can we give to each other and help each other when there is not a crisis staring us in the face?
If we begin to look at all life as a gift, all life that is special, all life that has a right to be free, then perhaps we can begin a dialogue of how...
#America #Walter Scott #Les Misrables #John Oliver #Police
Let's start with Strategy
ISIS and Obama: The predictable has happened.
FEBRUARY 13, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN UNITED STATES OF COMMON SENSE
Like everything in US political discourse... all room for nuance or original thought is removed.
The predictable has happened. As the President prepares to go to Congress and request new war powers for the fight against ISIS, the debate about...
#Cia #Foreign Policy #Isis #Islamist #Politics #President Oba
Coming home was the real struggle.
FEBRUARY 4, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE RIGHT
Chris Kyle may not have been an angel, but he was a hero.
CIA, Mossad Op in Syria
US officials blow the whistle on secret mission
FEBRUARY 3, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN STIPKO LIVE
We don't know yet, and we're trying to sort that out. - Mike McConnell
Heroism and Debt
Is making a mistake by public safety officers not possible?
JANUARY 20, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE LEFT
You want to know how to get a police officer angry? Say your taxes pay his salary.
Understanding Terrorism II
The main focus of the real terrorist with political ends
JANUARY 19, 2015 AND MAGAZINE IN THE COPELAND CHRONICLES
...to cause the other side to react with rage and fear thereby provoking an irrational response.
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