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Travel Ban: Why Trump (And Bannon) Mirror ISIS So Perfectly

Bannon, Miller, Sessions, and presumably the president himself understand very well that the travel ban aimed at Muslims and Islam must exacerbate divisions between the West and the Muslim world, as well as between Muslim-Americans and the rest of American society. Intensified conflict is the only foreseeable result of their actions and outbursts — and appears to be the only result they want.

March 7, 2017
Kurdish forces prepare assault against ISIS in Mosul

Why ISIS, Al Qaeda, And Iran’s Mullahs All Love Donald Trump

This entire exercise in folly has nothing to do with resisting ISIS, a stateless band of murdering psychopaths that nevertheless poses no existential threat to Americans. Instead, it’s about atavistic fears, racial contempt and misplaced zeal for our preposterous comic-opera president.

February 8, 2017
Obama discussed Trump's rejection of intelligence briefings in Daily Show interview

On Daily Show, Obama Warns Trump Against ‘Flying Blind’ Without Briefings

When host Trevor Noah asked the president about his successor’s assertion that he doesn’t need daily intelligence briefings, Obama said, “I think the president-elect may say one thing and do another once he’s here.” But he warned Trump, “It doesn’t matter how smart you are.” In the absence of regular intelligence updates, “you are flying blind.”

December 13, 2016
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5 Ways You Can Fight Back Against Donald Trump

I doubt I’ll ever forgive myself for the mistakes I’ve made, but — like you — now all I can do is fight back against Trump. Here is what I think we need to do next.

November 14, 2016
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The Trump Files: How His Huge Election Con Went Down

Trump has done a masterful job of selling an image contradicted by the public record including court and regulatory documents, his books and speeches, and more.

October 28, 2016
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Supreme Court To Hear Appeal on 9/11 Detentions Lawsuit

The top court agreed to hear an appeal by former senior Bush officials – including John Ashcroft and Robert Mueller – seeking to block a lawsuit filed by immigrants, mainly Muslims, detained after the Sept. 11 attacks.

October 11, 2016

Solemn Date, Serious Decision: What 9/11 Reveals About Clinton and Trump

Every year, we tell ourselves how much we learned from the experience of 9/11 about courage, compassion, and community. This year, we can look back upon that time and discover everything we should know about the choice that is coming on November 8.

September 11, 2016
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair listens to a question during an appearance at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan

Tony Blair Ridiculed After Saying Millions Of Muslims ‘Fundamentally Incompatible With The Modern World”

As recently as October 2015, he said in a column on CNN, “Not until the Middle East has gone through its painful transition to modernity will we be able to pass a full judgment on the effects of decision to go to war in 2003.”

March 29, 2016

How To Become Terror-Torn Europe — And How Not To

The would-be presidents vying for the Republican nomination consistently serve as useful idiots, their declarations of hostility to Islam only alienating that faith’s billion followers here and abroad, while in no way advancing our security.

March 25, 2016
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Endorse This: Ted Cruz ‘Doesn’t Know What The Hell He’s Talking About’

Ted Cruz got flustered today when CBS’ This Morning’s anchors pointed out the logical fallacies in his argument that the U.S. needs to spy on Muslim communities to weed out radical jihadists.

March 23, 2016
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The Killing Of Three African Men In Indiana Reopens Old Wounds For American Muslims

The murders, which have been described as “mysterious,” are part of a wave of Islamophobic attacks around the country.

February 29, 2016

Flashback: When Christie Ripped ‘The Crazies’ For Bigotry Against Muslims

So has Christie abandoned his principles of pluralism and tolerance — or were these principles just an opportunistic pose to begin with?

February 26, 2016

Donald Trump Dips Into A Pig’s Blood Hoax

Donald Trump has reached into the fevered recesses of the right-wing id yet again — and his crowds love him for it.

February 20, 2016

There’s Nothing American About Islamophobia

It was high time for President Obama to orchestrate an event in which he reminded Americans of our history, our values, and our heritage.

February 6, 2016
Obama greets students after his remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Catonsville, Maryland

In Mosque Visit, Obama Delivers A Clear Message Of Inclusion

Obama’s speech revealed a deeper understanding of the concerns of the American Muslim community.

February 3, 2016

How Trump’s Comments On Muslims Fit Into The Country’s History Of Religious Demagoguery

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from entering the United States has evoked comparisons to episodes in American history in which foreigners or adherents of an unfamiliar religion were stigmatized.

December 30, 2015

Can FBI Be Held Liable For Targeting Irvine, Calif., Muslims For Surveillance?

A federal appeals court is now considering whether the FBI can be held liable for allegedly indiscriminately targeting Muslims for surveillance.

December 22, 2015

An Independent Candidacy Would Make Trump The Biggest Loser

An independent presidential run by Donald Trump would sink Republican chances of winning the White House, but Trump would be the biggest loser. And if there is one thing Trump can’t afford or stomach, it’s losing.

December 15, 2015

Want Less Terrorism? Start By Rejecting Trump’s Crusade

America needs to get a grip. If American citizens are truly to follow the “if you see something, say something” mode of alertness, we need to be knowledgeable. A mentality of Muslim-equals-terrorist will not help keep us safe.

December 12, 2015

This Week In Polls: Trump Over All

Every time Donald Trump says something so outrageous that people are widely shocked and horrified — that’s when he’ll be going further up in the polls again.

December 11, 2015

At New York Anti-Trump Rally, Protesters Express Anger, Fear

Speaker: “We are not asking for any favors. We are asking for the basic respect and dignity that we all deserve here in the United States of America.”

December 11, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald Trump — ‘I No Longer Think He’s Funny’

Hillary Clinton spoke out on Donald Trump’s danger to the country — and on the need for other Republicans to repudiate him.

December 11, 2015

This Is No Time For The Soft Rebuke

This is what we’ve come to — a country where innocent Americans fear that their every encounter with a stranger in this country could be their last. Our silence is our acquiescence. The time to stand up is now. The appropriate place to speak out is everywhere.

December 10, 2015

Trump’s Dubai Real Estate Partner Strips His Image, Name From Luxury Golf Project Site

Advertising billboard outside development had shown Trump in a red hat swinging a golf club against a backdrop of a lush green golf course. It is now gone.

December 10, 2015

Endorse This: Jeb’s Hypocrisy On Trump’s Muslim Ban

This begs the question: What kind of signal would it send to have Jeb Bush as president? But then again, that doesn’t appear to be too likely, either.

December 10, 2015