3 Things You Did Not Know About ISIS

There is more to the extremist group Daesh than it may appear, and it would do us all well to pay attention.

We Have A Moral Obligation To Help Syrian Refugees

…it was a U.S. invasion of their homeland that victimized the Syrian people in the first place by strengthening the terrorist cell they now flee.

Wartime Whipping Boys

Breaking stereotypes in an era of terror.

Teachers on the Frontline Against Terror

What should schools do about radicalisation? From July 1, schools in the UK have a legal duty to prevent pupils being radicalised.

Man’s Search for Meaning

Jesse Kornbluth reviews a concentration camp memoir, and leaves with an important message from Viktor Frankl.

The Fear Mongers

Dwight Gray brings home the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley, and does so in a way that challenges cliche and oversimplification.

Bill Maher: Is ISIS a Real Threat to the US or a Fool’s Errand?

Are we repeating a failed foreign policy and wasting immense resources (blood and treasure) better spent on challenges of Climate Change, Unemployment, Income Inequality, Education,Economic Growth…?

Will Ceasefire in Gaza Last or is Death not yet Satiated?

After decades of fighting, misery, terror and death on both sides, can Israeli and Palestinians make peace?

Syria: We Need Strong Multi-National Action to Stop the Killing

If we are going to leave a better future for our kids and grand kids, we need to rise up as a global community and take action.

Read Dzhokar Tsarnaev His Rights

No matter how evil he is, Dzhokar Tsarnaev is still an American. The police should read him his Miranda Rights.

From the Mouths of Babes

John Kevin Dark remembers how he felt in the aftermath of 9-11, and this time decides he will heed the advice of 8-year old Martin Richard.

Open Thread: Do You Feel Like You are Living in a War Zone?

Tell us your story.

Tweet: “Chilling but touching picture of Syrians standing in solidarity with #Boston”

Unverified photo making the rounds on Twitter

This Is Not A Fortress. I Am Not a Soldier.

Keeping our children safe shouldn’t require arming teachers, staff, or parents.

The Plague

What do we owe our neighbors in times of crisis?

Simulated Assault: My Life as a Self-Defense Instructor

Meron Langsner plays the perpetrator in reversals of attempted assault.