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Erica Wenig
by | Jun 30, 2015

Turkey is determined to keep Syrian Kurds from statehood in the aftermath of victories against Islamic State, highlighting just how different Turkish and U.S. regional aims really are. According to some Turkish media reports, the government is planning a military intervention to establish a buffer…

by | Jun 22, 2015

The Islamic State is training young boys to fight jihad inside a massive metal cage, according to a video released by the terror group. Small groups of young boys are shown fistfighting inside the barrier, dressed in matching grey outfits and black masks. One pulls…

by | Jun 18, 2015

Since the Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul last June, jihadis have not only imposed strict laws — like cutting off hands for smoking cigarettes — but installed and administered to basic public services. “Mosul is now cleaner. The IS group…

by | Jun 16, 2015

The leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the group confirmed in a video statement. Nasir al-Wahishi was the head of AQAP, the Yemen affiliate of al-Qaida. Wahishi was second-in-command for the broader al-Qaida terror network. The targeted killing was “the…

by | Oct 8, 2013

More than three years ago, at a $50,000-per-couple fundraiser (or $15,000 per person if you skipped the photo-op) at the five-star St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, President Obama was in a feisty and confident mood. In office less than two…

by | Aug 14, 2013

How can they think they’re capable of managing a complex health care system, one-seventh of the entire U.S. economy, when they can’t even build a half-decent statue? That’s the question that came to mind about the bureaucrats, politicians, and central…

by | Aug 8, 2013

In 1960, Detroit had the highest per-capita income in the United States. Today, Detroit’s median household income is less than half the nationwide median household income, the city’s 36 percent poverty rate is triple the national rate, the proportion of…

by | Jul 30, 2013

“Detroit Free Press — 45 minutes ago — The Detroit City Council unanimously passed a resolution today calling for a federal investigation to see whether civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted July 13 of second-degree…

by | Jul 2, 2013

To help campaign workers in Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign to keep their eye on the ball, to stay focused on the public’s top concern, Clinton campaign manager James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid.” Carville was right….

by | Jun 25, 2013

SEA ISLE, N.J. — What’s really a bad deal is to be careful all year — no accelerating 0-to-60 mph in 2.7 seconds, no stopping at taverns in the city’s worst war zones for a beer — and then come…

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