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More Syrian civilian casualties

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The low estimate says 56 civilians were killed, including 11 children.
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After ISIS: Iraq gets ready for a civil war

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With the Islamic State’s loss of 45% of its territory in Iraq over the past two years, we may be approaching the end of the war on ISIS. The conflict’s progression nevertheless ...
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Britain First and Orlando: Not every violent act is international terror

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It is dangerous to conflate the actions of “lone wolves pledging to ISIS” with ISIS itself.
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Orlando shows that ISIS is today’s Cold War

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It’s time we viewed domestic “terrorism” through the same lens we use on the crimes of other mass murderers.
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From Syria to the TPP: The state of state sovereignty

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State sovereignty is a relatively new idea, and it’s fighting a multi-front war for its survival.
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It’s time to stop debating the Islamic-ness of the Islamic State

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Last Thursday, Mehdi Hassan published a rebuttal to Graeme Wood’s widely-read analysis of the Islamic State. Wood’s piece illustrated the ways in which the Islamic State ...
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Scott Walker is making the wrong kind of sense

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Wisconsin Governor and newly-ordained GOP frontrunner Scott Walker got under DC’s skin again yesterday when he compared union protesters to Islamic State militants. After a Conservative ...
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The National Prayer Breakfast shouldn’t exist

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Last Thursday, President Obama addressed a large gathering of politicians and other self-professed people of faith at our country’s annual National Prayer Breakfast. His remarks ...
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ISIS allies hack major US military twitter, YouTube, Google+ accounts

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Sympathizers of the terrorist group ISIS appear to have just hacked the Twitter account of CENTCOM, a major geographical unit of the US military covering the Middle East. And Michael ...
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“Boobs on the ground”: Fox host on female troops fighting ISIS

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Fox Host Eric Bolling referred to a female Air Force pilot who led a strike against ISIS as “boobs on the ground.”
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Media: Obama was right about ISIS, but we’re mad at him anyway

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Fox and the Daily Beast are livid at President Obama for telling 60 Minutes the truth about ISIS last night.
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Gays are like ISIS beheading America, per religious right confab

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The irony of religious-extremists-who-hate-gays comparing gays to religious-extremists-who-hate-gays was lost.
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Woman secretly films life in ISIS’ capital in Syria (video)

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She reports that 150 French women have joined the ISIS enclave.
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