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San Bernardino attacks shape presidential race

San Bernardino attacks shape presidential race

By James Poulos . Presidential candidates in both parties have found challenges and opportunities in responding politically to the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California. In the wake of Tashfeen Malik’s attack, carried out with her husband Syed Rizwan Farook, controversy and criticism has centered around the way federal officials screen foreign immigrants for entry into the U.S. […]

Religion and Politics and Presidential Qualifications

Religion and Politics and Presidential Qualifications

. . By Thomas L. Knapp Religious belief as a qualification or disqualification for the presidency of the United States is an old can of worms. Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon running near the front of the pack for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, cracked that can open and invited the body politic to […]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks: Reform Islam and the fight for women’s rights

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks: Reform Islam and the fight for women’s rights

By Michael Greer Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an incredibly brave woman. I’ve never seen the level of security I saw surrounding Hirsi Ali’s appearance in the sleepy, low crime city of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara was described, as I was growing up there, as being for the “newly wed and nearly dead” and that certainly […]

Londonistan–The War on Religion

Londonistan–The War on Religion

By Michael Greer We have been so fortunate to have the American Freedom Alliance arrange for Melanie Phillips to speak to various groups this week. Melanie Phillips is a world renowned British journalist. She was the News Editor of the Guardian. Her weekly column appears in The Times and many other newspapers. She has a […]

Jobs For Jihadis–Really?

Jobs For Jihadis–Really?

By Gregory J. Welborn President Obama headlined the White House Conference on Violent Extremism with an impassioned call for jobs, no rx more jobs and lots of jobs so that terrorists won’t feel the call to arms. The specifics were a bit fuzzy – clearly to be worked out later in the rumble tumble of […]