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Most Republicans Don’t Think Obama Loves America – Huffington Post

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani isn’t alone in questioning whether President Barack Obama loves America, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Giuliani has since partially walked back on the comment, writing over the weekend that he “didn’t intend to question President Obama’s motives or the content of his heart.” But while 47 percent […]

Asking America’s Police Officers to Explain Abusive Cops – The Atlantic

Alex Saleh/Youtube The radio show This American Life recently broadcast a number of stories on policing. They’re collected in the episodes “Cops See It Differently,” Part One and Part Two. The episodes illuminate why police and their critics often see the same events very differently. For example, one anecdote concerns a man in the back […]

And the Oscar goes to … White Woman Savior Complex – Al Jazeera America

To be sure, white women face discrimination, but their eminence in the realm of feminism renders their portion of white privilege invisible, giving them an unquestioned right to speak for all women. At conferences, seminars and discussions on feminism, the female face is almost always white. Feminism’s lesser others — black, brown and Asian women […]

Mall of America reveals extensive security measures – USA TODAY

Mall of America K-9 officers and dogs train regularly for threats to the facility.(Photo: KARE-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — While the number of officers patrolling the Mall of America is higher than it was last week, public safety agencies say they’re taking the threat in stride. It’s what they regularly train for. There […]

Americas Deadly Trans Backlash – Daily Beast

For years, some mainstream gay activists said to the transgender community, “Just wait—first we’ll get our rights, and then you’ll get yours.” As offensive and patronizing as that was, what has come to pass is far worse.  The anti-LGBT backlash is here, and transgender populations are suffering the most—even though they hadn’t won that many […]

The Insiders: Why would anyone think Obama doesn’t love America? Plenty of … – Washington Post (blog)

Is it possible that a reasonable person could think President Obama doesn’t love America? Well, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has faced heavy criticism for saying just that, but Giuliani isn’t crazy. His thoughts are usually well-collected. He is a Republican leader, and his opinion matters. That said, his comments aren’t helpful in today’s […]

The Insiders: Why would anyone think Obama doesn’t love America? Plenty of … – Washington Post (blog)

Is it possible that a reasonable person could think President Obama doesn’t love America? Well, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has faced heavy criticism for saying just that, but Giuliani isn’t crazy. His thoughts are usually well-collected. He is a Republican leader, and his opinion matters. That said, his comments aren’t helpful in today’s […]

Mall of America tightens security after latest threat – Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Americas Freelance ISIS Killers – Daily Beast

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DAQUQ, Iraq — The so-called Islamic State has recruited copious cannon fodder from around the world, along with quite a few ferocious fighters. But its toughest opponents on the ground, the Kurds of Iraq and Syria, are attracting Western ex-soldiers for their ranks who are determined to see the self-proclaimed “caliphate” not only “degraded,” as […]

Lawmaker Challenging Mall Of America’s Gun Policy After Threat – CBS Local

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Republican state lawmaker says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America means gun holders with permits should be able to take their weapons into the mall. It currently has a “no guns allowed” policy, with mall officials claiming the entire facility is private property. State Representative Tony Cornish is the […]

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