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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Relationship Lessons From Friends TV Show on Netflix

1. Remember when Ross dated his student Elizabeth? They were so into each other but also in two totally different places in their lives, so they weren't a good fit. This was proved when, after he dumped her, Elizabeth pelted Ross with a water balloon much like a kindergartner would.<p>2. In the cases …

ISIS Goes Medieval on Gays

Upon seeing pictures of a gay man thrown to his death by masked jihadis in Iraq, I thought—as a gay man, myself—‘There but for the grace of Allah go …

A Muslim Cleric Walks Into a Gay Bar...

No, non-discrimination laws don’t just affect Christian bakers. Everyone deserves equal treatment, and businesses should be forced to serve …

Jeb Bush’s soft bigotry: Why his “conciliatory” words on gay marriage ring hollow

As a gay man, I find scant comfort in Bush’s effort to play to both sides in the marriage equality debate<p>I first discovered I was sexually attracted to men in middle school, around the time that President George W. Bush was pushing for the passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex …

US distributors of Pride accused of removing gay references on DVD cover

The Stateside version of the film’s home release appears to omit mention of the sexuality of the activists at the core of its story, writes <b>Ben Child</b>