No One’s Drawing Muhammad Anymore, Right?

Those Islamic radicals who caused riots and killed people because some cartoonists drew images of Muhammad really got the final word, didn’t they?



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Pennsylvania Legislator Tells Church Crowd “We Need to Turn Our Nation Back to God”

During a PrayUSA event sponsored by the Pennsylvania Prayer Caucus Network and the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, State Rep. Rick Saccone told the audience that what we really need in this country is more religion. As if there’s not enough of it already.



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A Fictional Conversation Between Islamic Terrorists and the People Who Make Up Excuses for Them

Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar imagines a conversation between Islamic terrorists and the apologists who make excuses for why they’re committing violent acts. It gets more entertaining the more you keep reading.

He prefaces it by saying, “It’s like a bad Monty Python sketch”:



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Your Guide to the Supreme Court Abortion Case That Could Change Everything

It happened quietly, flying under the radar in the face of crisis-driven federal governance and partisan squabbling. Over the course of a decade, conservatives have, for the most part, expanded their hold on state government in traditionally red states while making substantial gains in traditionally blue and purple states. The results have been dismal on a number of issues (see: misguided welfare policies, the utter gutting of school resources, etc.), but things have been especially terrifying in the realm of women’s reproductive healthcare.

Recent announcements from the Supreme Court, however, may offer some hope to those appalled by state legislatures hell bent on setting us back a century. In the coming session, they’ll be hearing two specific cases relevant to reproductive rights. One, as we previously covered, is utterly asinine. Another, however, could have repercussions that impact generations to come. Welcome to Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole.

You have questions. That’s understandable — this case and all of its variables and possible outcomes and potential implications is incredibly complex. Luckily, we have answers. Let’s break it down.

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Republican Efforts to Bar Syrian Muslim Refugees Present a National Security Risk

The brutal ISIS attacks in Paris last week paired with another gruesome suicide bombing in Beirut shook the global community to its core, and with good reason. Images and accounts from the ground were the stuff of nightmares — nightmares that people in countries where ISIS strikes like this on the regular live out everyday.

But for others, it was a stark reminder that this kind of violence often seen in the Middle East is not confined to the region, and that there is always the potential for such attacks to take place, no matter how safe or comfortable we think we are.

For some, this was motivation for their own form of extremism. Many of the GOP presidential contenders began banging the war drum early and loud. Donald Trump, in particular, proclaimed that he would “bomb the shit out of” countries where ISIS is active… innocents be damned.



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