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The First Amendment: The kryptonite to America’s national security?

(By Jaimie Erker, '76 Contributor) “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (U.S. Const. Amend 1). Those potent words make up one of the most influential

Naming our Middle East enemy

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) The real shock of the terrorist mass murders in Paris and San Bernardino is the lack of seriousness in the responses from America’s ruling class, on both the left and right. They

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Playing jihad roulette: Which Muslims are dangerous?

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Whether we will see more bloody slaughter in the name of jihad depends on if we can separate the murder-bent America-haters from the innocent Muslim refugees that Obama wants to admit to our

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NY Daily News Headline: God Isn’t a Fixer, But Man Is

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) In just five laughably arrogant and masterfully idiotic words: “God Is Not Fixing This,” a newspaper crystalizes the great divide that separates Americans even more than does political party: the deep

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We show more compassion to refugees by not bringing them here

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) How would you feel to be uprooted from family, friends, people who share your culture, language and religion and be shipped half-way across the world to a huge and confusing

Two tales of two places: one tragic, one ridiculous

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) The events in France shock and anger, yes, but a little less so with each report of some new terrorist act somewhere in the world. While one would hope the act

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Colorado to Obama: Keep Gitmo terrorists away from our children

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Islamic terrorists have no scruples about slaughtering schoolchildren and that’s what worries the residents of Florence, Colorado, when they hear the president talk about transferring up to 61 Gitmo prisoners to

Another mass shooting raises tough questions

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) The tragedy of another mass murder is upon us — and with it the search for an answer to the motivations of the shooter. Such events provoke tendentious reactions on

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Remembering 9/11: defeating and destroying Iran

On this 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on U.S. soil by jihadi forces, it is right that we honor our war dead and commit ourselves to defeating those primarily responsible, including the government of

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Islamic State authorization for military force scrambles Washington

Barack Obama’s request for a formal Congressional authorization to use military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State has produced the most amazing responses. Everyone seems to be switching sides and one cannot tell the players without a scorecard. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain went from earlier introducing a new War Powers Act requiring the president consult with Congress if he plans military action lasting more than seven days to saying, “To restrain [the president] in our authorization of him taking military action, I think, frankly, is unconstitutional and eventually leads to 535 commanders in chief.” Ranking Foreign Relations Democrat Robert Menendez went from introducing a more restrictive AUMF in December to supporting the president’s broader authority now.

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