Syrian President Says ISIS Is Stronger Than Ever

In an interview with 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that American airstrikes were not having much of an effect on the strength of the Islamic State. “Sometimes you could have local benefit,” said Assad, “but in general if you want to talk in terms of ISIS, actually ISIS has expanded since the beginning of the strikes. ...

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UNC Debates Concealed Carry and Campus Rape

After the University of North Carolina’s Daily Tarheel newspaper ran a story on the subject of concealed carry and sexual violence, it stirred another student to write an editorial slamming the idea. In the original story, Michael Newbern of national organization Students for Concealed Carry says that guns make for a safer campus. “When a victim has the opportunity to ...

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Of Desertion and Dangerous Precedents

Army officials announced Wednesday they would charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy, charges the could land the controversial figure with life imprisonment. Surprise greeted the announcement; both the military and the Obama administration have been largely silent as it pertains to Bergdahl’s ultimate fate. Many critics thought political pressure would keep Bergdahl safe; President Obama’s ...

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Liberals Are Just Pragmatic, Says Liberal

According to The Nation’s Eric Altermann, the fundamental difference between liberalism and conservatism is that “the latter is an ideology and the former isn’t.” Yes, you read that right. You don’t have your latters and your formers confused. He believes that liberalism, at its heart, is nothing more than a tendency to take all the available information, peruse it dispassionately, ...

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Iranian Leader: “Of Course, Death to America”

Should we be concerned about an Iranian Supreme Leader who chants “Death to America” while in the midst of negotiations with the U.S. over its nuclear program? If you’re White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, it’s nothing to get too upset about. “Over the weekend, Ayatollah Khamenei gave a speech,” said CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. “And during that ...

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Supreme Court to Rule on Confederate Flag License Plate

Do you, as an American citizen living under the protection of the First Amendment, have the right to whatever license plate you choose? Or, seeing as how the plate is an official symbol of the state government, should your right to free speech be curtailed? That’s the question before the U.S. Supreme Court right now in the case of Walker ...

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Anti-Gun Group Warns Women Against Concealed Carry

In Michigan, Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill giving women an expedited route towards a concealed carry permit when threatened with domestic violence. Naturally, this brought the anti-gunners out of the woodwork. Heaven forbid we give women a chance to defend themselves properly in a situation that so often turns deadly. Let’s let them stay victims so we can ...

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Arabic Pledge Infuriates Students

There are times when it’s only clear how awful an idea is after the fact. Something that seems pretty good on paper winds up offending someone in application. You live and learn, careful not to make the same mistake in the future. That’s part of life. Then there are occasions like this one, where someone should have seen it coming. ...

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Americans Unaware of Obamacare Penalty

If the latest polls are accurate, a whole lot of Americans are getting ready to get a nasty surprise when they file their taxes this year. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released this week, only slightly more than half of Americans know the Obamacare tax penalty kicks in this year. One in five thinks it goes into effect ...

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King Obama Wants to Make Everyone Vote

This guy’s arrogance knows no bounds. I would love for him to explain what the word “freedom” means to him. Isn’t that a fairly important concept to have down pat by the time you swear the Oath of Office? Isn’t that somewhat relevant when you’re the president of the United States? What, exactly, does Barack Obama think we should be ...

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