Joel Stewart

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The Denationalization of American Muslims

For years, Republican leaders treated Frank Gaffney as a pariah. But his dark warnings about Sharia law taking over America found an audience among grassroots conservatives—and now, in the White House.<p>On March 6, the zoning board in Bayonne, New Jersey, turned down a request to convert an old …

Trump Aide Derided Islam, Immigration And Diversity, Embraced An Anti-Semitic Past

A National Security Council staffer revealed his "America first" worldview in a March 2016 essay, written under a pseudonym.<p>WASHINGTON ― A senior national security official in the Trump administration wrote under a pseudonym last year that Islam is an inherently violent religion that is …

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Travel ban: US temporarily suspends order as Trump derides judge

The federal government has said it will comply with a federal judge’s temporary halt on Donald Trump’s travel ban, restoring travel for refugees and for people from seven Muslim-majority countries, even as the president berated the judge personally on Twitter.<p>The homeland security department (DHS) …

Immigration

Morgan Freeman Supported Hillary Clinton. Now He’s Catching Everyone Off Guard with Remarks on Trump

In a new interview, actor Morgan Freeman shared his unique perspective on President Donald Trump. During the 2016 campaign, Freeman was an outspoken …

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Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

A new poll asked teachers how they would like to deal with gun control.<p>11:07 p.m. March 23, 2018<p>This father that is worried his estate will be …

Lawmakers respond to new Planned Parenthood videos: ‘This is an abortion enterprise’

WASHINGTON — House Republicans responded Thursday to new videos of Planned Parenthood staffers telling undercover investigators that they cannot provide prenatal care to women, renewing calls to strip federal funds granted to the nation’s largest abortion provider.<p>TheBlaze previously reported that …

Feminism

Trump can't say 'Hasta la vista' to 'Celebrity Apprentice'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't seem to bring himself to say "Hasta la vista, baby" to "Celebrity Apprentice."Twice in the past month, …

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Mexican official disputes reported Trump troops threat in call with Nieto

Mexico's foreign minister on Thursday disputed reports that President Donald Trump threatened to send American troops into the country during a call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this week.<p>“That is nothing close to reality," Luis Videgaray said in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper …

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The Latest: Bridge repairs could begin soon in protest area

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the proposed four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):<p>3:40 p.m.<p>Authorities say …

Environment

Wyoming House passes bill that does away with gun-free zones in schools

On Wednesday, the Wyoming House of Representatives passed House Bill 194 in a landslide vote of 46-14.<p>The nature of the bill, known as “The School Safety and Security Act,” is such that it would allow school districts decide whether or not they would allow their employees to carry on school …

Guns

Why conservatives are more likely than liberals to believe false information about threats

After an electoral season that blurred the line between fact and fantasy, a team of UCLA researchers is offering new evidence to support a controversial proposition: that when it comes to telling the difference between truth and fiction, not all potential voters see it the same way.<p>When …

Critical Thinking

ACLU targets border agents violating travel-ban court orders with FOIA requests

The American Civil Liberties Union announced on Thursday that it was seeking access to government records that would reveal how Trump administration …

U.S. Warns Israel to Stop Announcing New West Bank Settlements

The White House warned the Israeli government Thursday to stop announcing plans to build new settlements in the occupied West Bank, appearing to open a breach in the extraordinarily warm relationship between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.<p>Netanyahu's office …

Israel

A former White House official says Trump ignores due process at his own peril

President Donald Trump has spent the past two weeks issuing a spate of executive orders that are stunning in their reach.<p>There's nothing unusual about the executive orders in and of themselves, of course. Presidents have been signing them since George Washington was in office.<p>But the problem, says …

Artillery fire shakes eastern Ukraine as Russia accuses Kyiv of escalation

Artillery fire intensified as night fell with more civilian deaths reported. At least 15 people have died since the fighting around Avdiivka and …

President Trump wants to give groups who discriminate sweeping protections, benefits

<b>(Kzenon via Shutterstock)</b><p>The White House plans to take Mike Pence’s religious freedom fight in Indiana a national battle<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>February 3, 2017 12:36am (UTC)<p>The White House plans to take the fight that Vice President Mike Pence had over religious freedom while governor of Indiana to a …

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Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Climate Change

Correction: Supreme Court Nominee-Ratings story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 33 million viewers watched President Donald Trump reveal his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>The sizeable audience …

Reality TV

Canadian values test could equally apply to white supremacists: Leitch

Federal Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch says it is "ridiculous" to link her plan to screen immigrants for Canadian values with a deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque, arguing her proposal could equally be applied to white supremacists trying to enter the country.<p>Ms. Leitch …

After considering reversal, Trump says he will keep federal LGBTQ protections intact

That said, the administration could still add provisions that hinder the rule to bar discrimination.<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Calling Peter Thiel.<p>Well, maybe not, as it turns out, since the influence of the Silicon Valley investor — a “proud” gay man — on the Trump administration seems almost nil …

OPINION | Israeli settlements not the problem

This letter is in response to the column “UN Vote Affirms Humanitarian Law” by Iris Keltz that appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 19.<p>She …

Trump’s new culture war has left liberals reeling. They thought they’d won that battle

Donald Trump is an unlikely president. He is also an unlikely cultural warrior. That hasn’t stopped him from becoming both.<p>Besides throwing American politics into a tumult that won’t end in the near future, President Trump has reoriented and reinvigorated the American culture war. He has wrenched …

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Ladies, check your privilege

It isn't always fun to be a man these days. (Especially a straight, white one.) You get blamed for everything. Manshaming is practically obligatory, especially among the educated young, where the vicious nature of men is blamed for everything from mass shootings and rape culture to mansplaining. To …

Chaffetz on Clinton: 'The investigation continues'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee that has investigated Hillary Clinton's actions as secretary of state, including her private email server, shook hands with the former Democratic presidential nominee Friday.<p>But on Instagram, …

Government

Globe editorial: It’s 2017. A unilingual PM is a non-starter

The Conservative Party of Canada will choose its next leader this spring, and there's a chance it could end up with someone who can't speak French.<p>That the Official Opposition, the government in waiting, could be led by someone who is entirely unilingual, in the year Canada turns 150, will be taken …

Obama’s self-revealing final act

Barack Obama did not go out quietly. His unquiet final acts were, in part, overshadowed by a successor who refused to come in quietly and, in part, by Obama’s own endless, sentimental farewell tour. But there was nothing nostalgic or sentimental about Obama’s last acts. Two of them were simply …

Human Rights

This Nacho-Stacking Method Ensures Every Bite Is Just as Delicious as the First

Nachos are one of the world’s most perfect foods, but some attention must be paid to format. To ensure every single bite is just as cheesy and …

Quebec and Ontario sign $1-billion annual hydroelectricity agreement

Quebec and Ontario officially signed a $1-billion hydroelectricity deal on Thursday that the premiers of both provinces said was historic and the beginning of an increased energy partnership in Central Canada.<p>Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Quebec's Philippe Couillard took part in the official …

The radicals have taken over: Academic extremism comes to Canada

I bet the poor guy never saw it coming.<p>Until recently, Henry Parada was director of the School of Social Work at Ryerson University, Toronto's big downtown commuter school. His career was going well and he got major research grants. Now he has stepped aside after a handful of students calling …

Andrew Coyne: Trudeau government must be prepared in case Trump keeps any campaign promises

Let us say, for the sake of argument, that Donald Trump has what I’ll call policies — positions he is likely to put into effect once in office and …

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