Tag: mass murder

French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground
July 18, 2016

French Paradox: Terror Attacks Continue As ISIS Loses Ground

BY JOE CONASON In the hours after the horrendous attack on French revelers and tourists in Nice – celebrating Bastille Day in homage to liberty, equality and fraternity – supporters of the so-called Islamic State declared revenge for the reported killing of an ISIS commander known as “Omar the Chechen.” Indeed, several of their top…

A Nation Of Fear
July 15, 2016

A Nation Of Fear

BY VERN TURNER We Americans like to think of ourselves as fearless defenders of righteousness – you know, the home of the brave and all that. Yet what we present to the world is a people so terrified and hateful of one another that we shoot each other to the tune of 30,000 per year….

Attack On Dallas Police Was Terrorism
July 12, 2016

Attack On Dallas Police Was Terrorism

BY FROMA HARROP The gunning down of five cops in Dallas was terrorism, pure and simple. The lunatic who did it framed his rampage as retaliation for police shootings of African-Americans. But these were not two sides of the same coin. They were different coins altogether. The early evidence suggests that the fatal confrontations in…

Join In The Fireworks: The Ones You Watch Or The Ones Around Freedom
July 3, 2016

Join In The Fireworks: The Ones You Watch Or The Ones Around Freedom

BY GENE POLICINSKI This year’s State of the First Amendment national survey [SOFA], conducted in partnership with USA Today, does more than just sample our attitudes about those five core freedoms – it also may show just how those freedoms can work. Overall, the survey’s specific findings tilt to the positive on the First Amendment,…

Orlando Is Why We Need Surveillance
June 16, 2016

Orlando Is Why We Need Surveillance

BY FROMA HARROP The FBI had the Orlando gunman under watch – twice – and, after much consideration, decided to stop following him. Was this a mistake? Obviously, tragically so. But in this massive lost opportunity to prevent a slaughter dwells a positive sign for our ability to stop future attacks. Law enforcement at least…

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