America’s Drone Strike Program Needs Greater Transparency

America’s Drone Strike Program Needs Greater Transparency

America’s drone strike program is a shockingly nonpartisan issue. There are far-left groups in loud opposition to it, but by and large, Americans from both sides of the political aisle are okay with the government’s usage of unmanned drones to kill terrorists abroad, even if it sometimes comes at the...

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Vanderbilt College Democrats Issue Statement on Migrant Ban

Vanderbilt College Democrats Issue Statement on Migrant Ban

In 1939, the United States blocked 908 Jewish refugees on the MS St. Louis from entering the country. Forced to return to Europe, about a quarter of those refugees were killed in the Holocaust. Last Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that has the potential to repeat this lethal...

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Can Extremists Be De-Radicalized?

Can Extremists Be De-Radicalized?

In August, the George Washington University hired Jesse Morton, a former Al Qaeda sympathizer. As a research fellow in the university’s program on Extremism, Morton now helps the university combat extremism in the West by devising strategies to counter the radicalization of individuals prone to commit acts of terrorism. Born...

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Obama is Wrong: ISIL is Muslim

Obama is Wrong: ISIL is Muslim

Our overly politically-correct environment has made criticizing religion taboo.  People react to a religious critique as if it were racism–as if saying “Christianity has a lot of flaws” were akin to saying “black people have a lot of flaws.”  But it is not at all the same.  Religion is a choice.  It is...

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Terrorism: Is Fear Itself the Problem?

Terrorism: Is Fear Itself the Problem?

What if I told you that there was a threat to the people of America which was eight times more deadly than terrorism? What sort of policy response would be justified? What sorts of bloated government bureaucracies, intrusions, inconveniences, and wars would we be willing to endure in order to...

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