Matt Boyd

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Why Do So Many Americans Fear Muslims? Decades Of Denial About America’s Role In The World.

There’s been lots attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone polls show small majorities opposed, while web and automated polls find small majorities continue …

Political Science

Mapping The 6,000-Year History Of The City

<b>New map and video show that urbanization is not as modern a concept as you might think.</b><p>When talking about <i>Science and the City</i>, I’m often asked about the earliest days of urbanization – when and where did we build the first ‘proper’ city? What influence did those early settlements have on their …

United Nations

27 Turkish police among 29 killed in bombings outside Istanbul stadium

ISTANBUL -- At least 29 people were killed and 166 were wounded Saturday in two bombings, one a suicide blast and the other a car bomb targeting …

Extremism

Tearful South Korean president says scandal of friend's influence is 'all my fault'

An apologetic Park Guen-hye tells the nation that she was careless and had ‘allowed her guard to drop’ with Choi Soon-sil<p>South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s has made a tearful apology for her role in a “heartbreaking” political scandal that has engulfed her administration – but it has failed to …

Obama is repeating Eisenhower’s mistakes in the Middle East

Over the last five years, President Obama has placed a big bet on Moscow and Tehran. He tacked away from the United States' historic allies in the Middle East — Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — to create a space for the Russians and the Iranians in the regional security architecture. Again and …

Beijing Enraged by Pentagon's New Report on China's Military

An American report detailing China's weapon development and activities in South China Sea has seriously ruffled some feathers.<p>China's Foreign Ministry denounced the latest Pentagon report on Chinese military developments, claiming that it was full of untruths and based on an outdated "Cold War" …

Military

China's state media make rare remarks on Cultural Revolution

BEIJING (AP) — China's official media reaffirmed on Tuesday the Communist Party's longstanding judgment that the Cultural Revolution was a …

Xi Jinping Takes Command of the People’s Liberation Army

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced last week that he will take command of all of China’s armed forces, including the People’s Liberation Army …

Chinese President Xi Jinping just made a move that has 'tremendous political significance'

Xi JinpingReutersChinese President Xi Jinping recently announced that he would take command of all of China's armed forces, including the People's Liberation Army (PLA).<p>Xi is already chairman of the Central Military Commission that oversees the army. He is now taking a more direct role as head of …

How the Philippines saved 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even at the age of 7, Lotte Hershfield knew her world was crumbling.<p>She avoided the benches with the sign: No dogs or Jews allowed. She couldn't attend public schools. And the Nazis and their growling German shepherds raided her family's house, throwing their books into a fire.<p>As a child, …

Asia

America’s latest round of anti-immigrant racism has some disturbing historical parallels

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Rick Wilking)</b><p>After the Paris attack, calls to bar immigrants and refugees from the U.S. have reached a disturbing fever pitch<p>Jack Mirkinson<p>November 17, 2015 8:53pm (UTC)<p>On Tuesday, the Daily Mail—always one of Britain's more caustically jingoistic newspapers—was raked over the …

Bashar al-Assad