Saudi Arabia Goes On Beheading Spree

While ISIS has sparked global outrage with its beheading of journalists (and less global outrage for its beheading of captive Kurdish and Syrian fighters), US ally Saudi Arabia has been gone on a beheading spree of its own. We’ve noted that Saudi Arabia is among the Middle Eastern nations responsible for a global execution spike. Al Jazeera reported on Sept. 2 that Saudi […]

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Finally, a chance to protect Americans from NSA

Congress needs to act before the election. Fifteen months after Edward Snowden provided the first documents describing the startling scope of the National Security Agency’s spying program, Congress has returned from August recess with a chance to vote on surveillance reform. Unfortunately, if the surveillance vote doesn’t happen in the coming weeks, it might not […]

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The Real Problem With The NFL

Go ahead and put on your flak jacket and your helmet. I’m a straight shooter and I am about to shoot. I make no apologies, and I offer no qualifiers for what I am about to say. I love women and children no matter their race, ethnicity, gender identity, or political persuasion, and I oppose […]

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Give the Homeless Homes

In 2005, Utah set out to fix a problem that’s often thought of as unfixable: chronic homelessness. The state had almost two thousand chronically homeless people. Most of them had mental-health or substance-abuse issues, or both. At the time, the standard approach was to try to make homeless people “housing ready”: first, you got people […]

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