A seemingly simple question actually carries some complexity. As our enemies shout gleefully to their God as they kill the infidels among us, the easy conclusion is that America has been in a religious war since 9/11, and perhaps longer.
Lets start with the easy part: No one should be killed for publishing controversial content. Any religious urge to do so is cut from the worst human cloth. It is not just an American, or even a Western human value to defend satirists against death threats, it is a requirement of basic human decency.
Both gifts were made possible by the sad spectacle of capitulation a colossal give-up on the principles that make America great or did for a while.
It is a pack of lies and misrepresentations. It is dishonest to the core and makes little effort to seem otherwise.
Like most people across the political spectrum, I approach the Eric Garner arrest video with the requisite amount of dread.
When the Barack Obamas and Eric Holders of the world step out to tell us we have much work to do on race, they are right. But the racial progress we need to make is nothing like what they envision
I trust we have established that the Reagan and Bush 41 immigration adjustments were vastly different than what President Obama has foisted upon us.
If I had family or friends anywhere near Ferguson, Missouri, I would offer two layers of advice.
From the Senate to the House to the broad vista of the states, the adrenaline of conservative victory is flowing mightily.
There is something uniquely jarring about a display of selfish insolence from someone who is so praiseworthy in other respects. Maddening traits usually come from maddening people, as their true character surfaces.
I should begin by offering praise to two gentlemen I am asking to stay out of the 2016 Republican presidential race.
As tensions grow between factions with different levels of concern over Ebola, a buzz-phrase has arisen: Ebola has no political preferences.
Reading the bio alongside Steven Buccis Daily Signal piece on the Ebola-inspired Liberia travel ban made me want to meet him and shake his hand.
Welcome to Dallas, where we begin the week wondering whether our Ebola Patient Zero will die, and whether others among our neighbors will then follow due to various failures in systems that should keep us safe.
It seems hard to imagine that there is a more important question than the effect Charlotte Clintons birth will have on the 2016 presidential race. But there is.
While Scotlands voters weighed whether to separate from the United Kingdom Thursday, another decision involved its most famous institution separating from 260 years of tradition.
As the occasional abuser will do, Ray Rice has done us a favor. He has given us the opportunity to engage in frank discussion on a topic too often hidden: the shocking number of men who beat the holy stuffing out of the women they supposedly love.
The folks at the Daily Kos must have grinned at their cleverness Wednesday, proud of a Jed Lewison story headlined: Hannity scores exclusive interview with bearded fanatic who declares: Convert them or kill them.
Here is a snapshot of a series of truly ridiculous things that happened in a small New England town this week, followed by an extended examination of how it represents a deep societal pathology.
A young black man dies from a police gunshot, and a community bursts into presumptuous anger as if it knows racism is afoot.