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 […]

Pope Francis Tells Catholic Clergy: Take In Refugees, Or Pay Taxes Like Everyone Else

Pope Francis will be visiting the United States starting next Tuesday, and if his remarks to Catholic religious orders are any indication, his speech to Congress is sure to ruffle a few political feathers. Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope in 2013 and took the name Francis, he has angered many conservative Catholics and […]

President Obama Gives his Syria Speech; the Internet Clamors.

On Tuesday night, as Jon Stewart so aptly put it, President Obama walked down “I Killed Bin Laden Lane,” and gave a fifteen and a half minute speech outlining the situation in Syria and America’s proposed course of action. To begin with, I want to make it clear that I have only one purpose behind […]

It’s Time We Face Facts — We Have No Business Getting Involved in Syria

For weeks I’ve gone back and forth on the issue of Syria.  Many people simply buy into whatever rhetoric supports whichever side they take, and the shallow responses I’ve seen in regards to this have been staggering—from both sides. Syria isn’t about being a Democrat or a Republican, a liberal or a conservative—it’s about deciding […]

When it Comes to War, it Seems Liberals Become “Conservative” and Conservatives Become “Liberal”

A funny thing occurred to me during this escalating debate over what we should do about Syria — the sudden change of philosophies as it relates to liberals and conservatives. See, on any normal day conservatives constantly harp on about spending and being “fiscally responsible.”  Which we all know is completely ridiculous. Here’s a rule: […]

Syria: It’s Time To Take Our Football And Go Home

I hadn’t planned on weighing in on Syria, even though it seems everyone else has in the media blitz surrounding the speculation of “will we or won’t we?” But as I sit here on a late summer day, watching the second week of college football (in which my beloved Virginia Cavaliers got annihilated by the […]

Rand Paul Absurdly Proposes Russian Help as Best Hope for Christians in Syria

Rand Paul took to the airwaves Sunday morning to speak with David Gregory on Meet the Press.  During his conversation, he took the ridiculous stance that Russia poses the best hope for a “peaceful transition of government” in Syria, and that it doesn’t serve Christians in Syria for the rebels to win—because they’ll be persecuted. […]

Sarah Palin Chimes in on Syria — Proves Her Ignorance and Prejudice Once Again

You knew this was coming.  You just had to know Sarah Palin would offer her two cents about Syria and our possible military involvement in the country. Well, the former Alaska Governor took to her Facebook page to express her opinion about the possibility that our military may soon become involved.  She posted: “So we’re bombing […]

War vs. Humanity: The Liberal Conflict Over Our Possible Involvement in Syria

When it comes to the possibility of U.S. military involvement in the bloody civil war going on in Syria, there seems to be an endless stream of opinions.  From Republicans the popular response was, “Watch, the “unconstitutional” President Obama will bypass Congress and do whatever he wants!” Well, that was until yesterday when President Obama […]