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Rep. Michele Bachmann Gets Bodyguard Because Of ISIS Threat

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says her life has been threatened by ISIS, and so now has a bodyguard. This type of protective detail — which is administered by the Capitol Police — would likely be with Bachmann 24 hours a day, both in Washington and in her home district. She will lose the detail when she [...]

The Fear Election?

Fear makes you more conservative. Fear makes conservatives even more conservative. At TNR Alice Robb summarizes experimental studies and research conducted by Professor John Hibbing of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that shows people move to the right ideologically when they are confronted by images that bring to mind their own mortality — a liberal person becomes [...]

The United States is helping ISIS with foodstuffs, medical supplies, clinics and even taxes. It’s being going to territory ISIS controls. The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations. Whether [...]

At least 70 bodies have been delivered to a Syrian hospital, a sign that ISIS is incurring big casualties on the Turkish border. It’s unclear who dropped the bodies of the ISIS fighters off at the hospital, but it was likely other fighters from the militant group, because they control Tal Abyad. Sources who work [...]

The Pentagon doesn’t believe war will end anytime soon. In his first public overview of the campaign he leads from the Florida headquarters of U.S. Central Command, Army Gen. Lloyd Austin cautioned against expecting quick progress. He said he cannot predict how long it will take to right a wobbly Iraqi army and build a [...]

Let’s just take all the scary things going on right now and roll them up in a big, poisonous ball and scare everyone, okay? On Wednesday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined the Psychotropic Muslim Ebola Fear Vortex by suggesting the worst possible scenario, created from words drawn from a hat: ISIS militants using ebola to [...]

SULIMANIYAH, Iraq — Executing hundreds of prisoners without trial. Arbitrarily arresting villagers along sectarian lines. Hanging bodies from power lines to instill fear in the local community. Gunning down dozens of civilians as they gather to pray. If this sounds like a checklist for the Islamic State, or IS, try looking across the front line [...]

David Wood of the Huffington Post has an absolutely outstanding piece today on paratroopers of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division training for Ready Brigade status at Fort Polk, Louisiana. I highly recommend giving it a read, especially if you’ve never served in uniform and would like a snapshot of how the Army trains and, more [...]

Former University of Illinois professor and Weather Underground founder Bill Ayers spoke with me on radio Tuesday night about why he thinks the United States is a terrorist nation, John Kerry is a war criminal. We discussed what we should be doing about the Middle East, his history with the Weather Underground, and how children should [...]

ISIS jihadists have tried to justify seizing thousands of Yazidi women in northern Iraq and offering them to fighters as sex slaves. When stories of mass murder and enslavement first emerged in August there were suggestions they might be exaggerated. Now, however, researchers who have talked to survivors and imprisoned women on hidden mobile phones [...]

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