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Ted Cruz's Stone-Age Brain and Yours

<b>Why "Collateral Damage" Elicits So Little Empathy Among Americans</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>After Senator Ted Cruz suggested that the United States begin carpet bombing Islamic State (IS) forces in Syria, the reaction was swift. Hillary Clinton mocked candidates who use “bluster and bigotry.” …

Don't Let Them Gaslight the 'Bern'ing for Social Change

<i>Gas-light-ing (gas-lighting) v. 1. a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun 2. false information presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own perception and reality. Adj. gas-lit misled into accepting false information for the purpose of social control</i><p>Perhaps …

Pittsburgh Penguins: Beating Colorado Changes Nothing

The Pittsburgh Penguins rounded out their recent four-game road trip with a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche. They played an impressive 40 minutes …

At South Carolina Rally, Trump Defiant, Steadfast on Muslim Ban

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Donald Trump on Monday night dug in his heels on his latest controversial statements — this time a proposal to shut down Muslim immigration to the United States indefinitely.<p>The ban would include tourists and those trying to enter the country on visas — and even Muslim …

Donald Trump's New Southern Strategy

Don't have prior experience or credentials as a candidate? Don't have a clear platform or set of policies that you'd like to enact if elected? Don't want to get into meaningful policy discussions or debates? Don't worry. We have a strategy for you. It's called Islamophobia, and it's the new …

Pittsburgh Penguins: Changes are Coming

The Pittsburgh Penguins have reached a pivotal point in the 2015-16 season and unfortunately, they’re a team in disarray. It’s December, which means …

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you | Salon.com

Iran was once a secular democracy. You would not know this from contemporary discussions of the much demonized country in U.S. politics and media.<p>What happened to Iran's democracy? The U.S. overthrew it in 1953, with the help of the U.K. Why? For oil.<p>Mohammad Mosaddegh may be the most popular …

How religion is roiling the GOP race

<b>(CNN) —</b> The horrific terrorist attacks in Paris have abruptly elevated religious tolerance to a top political issue in the 2016 presidential campaign -- a race already heavily influenced by identity politics.<p>After the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the mass killings that shocked France, …

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s | Salon.com

The newspaper noted that bin Laden organized a militia of thousands of foreign fighters from throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and "supported them with weapons and his own construction equipment" in their fight against the USSR in the 1980s. "We beat the Soviet Union," bin Laden …

Dr. Ben Carson: The Most Dangerous Man in Politics

Dr. Ben Carson is the most dangerous man in politics. I'm not alluding to the facets of Carson's campaign that seem most alarming.<p>And there are many such facets.<p>Carson is a climate change denier. He is an anti-evolution religious zealot. He has absolutely no political experience. He has compared …