As A Liberal Atheist, This Is Why I Choose To Defend Muslims

After recent acts of terrorism around the world by radicalized Muslims, many Americans have responded in the worst possible way. Rather than recognize that these evil individuals represent a small minority out of the 1.6 billion people on this planet who¬†believe in Islam, they’ve chosen to give in to fear and hatred. As an atheist […]

Why Bernie Sanders Can Be Trusted Against Terror: He Understands Learning From Our Past Mistakes

Senator Bernie Sanders gave a speech last week at Georgetown University which explained what his campaign is all about, along with what he believes Democratic Socialism is. In his speech, he gave possibly the best response to how we should address the problem of ISIS/Daesh, which much of the media overlooked. My friend Sean Illing […]

Dallas Mayor Has The Best Response To Republican Paranoia Over Syrian Refugees

Ever since the shootings in Paris which were not directly tied to Syrian refugees, there has been a national wave of paranoia and calls for excluding Syrians from our refugee program. Even though residents of the country which has been in a state of unrest since 2011 comprise a tiny fraction of the people we […]

While Many Americans Freak Out About Syrian Refugees, Canada Is Welcoming Them

In the wake of recent ISIS/Daesh terrorist attacks, much of the American public has had a collective freakout and demanded that the United States not accept Syrian refugees. Republican presidential candidates have also seized on this rash of paranoia, and Congress has passed legislation that has called for even stricter scrutiny of people who already […]

Jewish Holocaust Museum Warns Lawmakers Not To Ignore Syrian Refugees

Back in the 1930s, many members of my family lived in Germany. With the rise of Hitler, some realized something very bad was on the horizon, and they got out of the country. Others thought it was just a minor turn toward nationalism after the embarrassment of Germany after WWI, and decided to ride out […]

Texas Republican Tony Dale Warns Terrorists Could Exploit State’s Gun Laws

Texas is notorious for its gun culture. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen an expansion of laws allowing the open carry of guns, as well as allowing students to carry firearms on college campuses. Let’s also not forget the lunacy of Open Carry Texas which threatened groups like Moms Demand Action for opposing […]

Turning Away Syrian Refugees Is Exactly What ISIS Wants Us To Do

In 1939, a ship full of Jewish refugees set sail from Hamburg, Germany headed for Havana, Cuba. These men, women and children, like Syrian refugees today, sought to escape persecution in their homeland. The S.S. St. Louis made it to Cuba, only to be turned away by authorities – the same thing happened when they […]