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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 ...
President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan greet Billy Graham at the National Prayer Breakfast held at the Hilton Washington, 1981. (Source: White House photo.)

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.
"'The Secrets of Isis' starred JoAnna Cameron as Andrea Thomas, a high-school science teacher who found an ancient mystical amulet on an archeological dig in Egypt. The amulet belonged to Hatshepsut, an ancient Egyptian Queen, and it gave the wearer the powers of the Egyptian goddess Isis. Whenever Isis was needed, Andrea would reveal the amulet (which she wore as an everyday necklace) and recite an incantation ("O Mighty Isis!"), transforming her into the goddess/superhero." - Wikipedia.

ISIS spelled backwards is sissy

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It’s ironic that a group named after a 1970s b-list flying female superhero is concerned about the gay.
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Is it ISIS or ISIL?

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I don’t like ISIS or ISIL. Here’s why I’m going with “Islamic State.”
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Liberals need to stop mansplaining ISIS

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We tend to explain away Islamic extremism as being motivated by something other than religion. And we’re wrong.
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Fox News’ Megyn Kelly rips Dick Cheney for getting Iraq wrong (video)

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Fox News’ Megyn Kelly: “Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir.”
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blasts Republicans, and Dick Cheney in particular, for suggesting that the US invade Iraq, again.

Harry Reid blasts GOP/Cheney for suggesting US invade Iraq, again

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“We already tried it your way. It was the biggest foreign policy blunder in the history of the country.”
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