Maggie McClintock

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Homeland Security Chief Agrees With Obama's Refusal To Call ISIS 'Radical Islam'

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Sunday reiterated President Barack Obama's contention that the Islamic State should not be referred to as a branch of "radical Islam" because the term grants the terrorist group religious legitimacy.<p>"In our engagements around the country …

Homeland Security

‘The Crusades Were Great, Actually!’

The right-wing hysteria following President Obama’s remarks has revealed a shocking belief held by many Christian conservatives: that the Crusades …

“I had never known a man could have two wives”: My Karachi family’s shame

The imam and the men in the family had the final word in my aunt’s fate: She had to accept the new wife<p><b>DECEMBER 1986</b><p>It is the most ordinary of days that enclose tragedy within their sealed lips: after years of neat, regular morsels, dutifully swallowed, that singular, bitter bite. And so that …

Threading

My Apologies to President Obama

Rudy Giuliani won't apologize to President Obama. But I will.<p>I will apologize not for Rudy, but for my own over-the-top rhetoric in recent times.<p>The other day, I re-read a piece I wrote in January, in the wake of the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store in Paris. At the …

Michael Jordan

8th Grader Gets 'A' for Saying Republicans are Destroying 'Pathway to Citizenship'

An 8th-grade Wisconsin student received an "A" from his social studies teacher for answers to a politically charged classroom assignment that …

50 Wise Quotes of Confucius that will Change Your Day

Texas Open-Carry Movement Turning to Terrorism

<i>Merriam Webster definition of "terrorism": The use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal.</i><p>I've been blogging here at The Huffington Post for quite some time about the threat of insurrectionism in the pro-gun movement. Typically, pro-gun …

Guns

Complaining, for Your Health

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances<p>In his 1964 book <i>Games People Play</i>, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first …

Psychology
Popular Fiction

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Linguistics

America’s biggest genius: Why Lindsey Graham is a huge threat to Einstein

Lindsey Graham wants to run for president on his sterling foreign policy record. Behold his intellectual perfection<p>News that Sen. Lindsey Graham is actively exploring a run for the presidency in 2016 should thrill and delight all serious people who think seriously about foreign policy. As I made …

Middle East

Star

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Comics

26 Times Tom Hiddleston Made You Wish He Were Yours In 2014

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Meet the next Scott Walker: Illinois’ new GOP governor declares war on labor

Bruce Rauner charges that unions are driving down state’s competitiveness. He’s wrong<p>These are trying times for the American labor movement. Employer backlash; the 1947 Taft-Hartley Act, which restricted union activities and allowed states to pass "right-to-work" laws; and deindustrialization have …

Middle-class
Lindsey Graham

Sleeping Through Storms: Rethinking Theodicy, Natural Disasters and God’s Omnipotence

Sleeping Through Storms: Rethinking Theodicy, Natural Disasters and God’s Omnipotence<p>May 28, 2013 by David R. Henson<p>God is not all-powerful.<p>At least, …

Over Half The States Are Suing Obama For Immigration Actions

WASHINGTON -- More than half of U.S. states are now involved in a lawsuit to stop President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, with the addition of Nevada and Tennessee announced Monday by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.<p>The 26 states challenging Obama's actions are led by Texas, …

Immigration

Fan cuts The Hobbit trilogy into one four-hour film

A discontented 'Tolkien editor' has created one film to rule them all<p><b>A Hobbit fan</b> who felt that the trilogy's length prevented it from being as good as it could be has taken matters into their own hands and come up with a shortened version.<p>Going by the name <b>tolkieneditor</b>, the anonymous film buff …

Movies