Category Archives: terrorism

One weekend in America

Brandon Hardin of BuzzFeed News – Digesting news of one mass shooting is hard enough. This weekend, we had two: At least 20 people were killed and 26 injured Saturday afternoon in a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Democracy, Donald Trump, Guns and gun control, terrorism

Conspiracy Theories Can’t Be Stopped

And some scientists think we wouldn’t want to even if we could. from Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight – Shortly before killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques, the man arrested for the Christchurch massacre posted an online manifesto that … Continue reading

Posted in terrorism

Once sanctuaries, today houses of worship struggle with security

from the Associated Press via Mail.com – A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque. Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome. But high-profile attacks … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Religion, terrorism

Zimbabwe’s Coup: Net Gain or No Gain?

Robert Mugabe’s speech at Zimbabwe’s independence in April 1980 focused on peace and reconciliation. It drew sighs of relief from white Zimbabweans and the West. Mugabe was eloquent, highly educated, and seemed eminently reasonable. He was the very model of … Continue reading

Posted in terrorism, Thought-Provoking Analysis, Zimbabwe

When the dreaded ‘other’ is an angry white man

By John Blake, CNN Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham once delivered an odd warning: “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term,” he said, while attending the 2012 Republican National Convention. No one is … Continue reading

Posted in Guns and gun control, Racism, terrorism, United States