Sally Kohn almost gets it right–but gets it wrong in some pretty important ways

In a recent article on terrorism, Elizabeth Plank posted the following tweet from CNN/Daily Beast commentator Sally Kohn that almost nails our unhelpful propensity to caricature entire groups based on the actions of a vocal or violent few. I say “almost,” because Kohn is arguing that when it comes to Caucasians, the rules change. I disagree. Think [Read More...]

The most dangerous people in the world

We’re often led to believe that the most dangerous people on the planet are those with the least to lose, the gun-toting, suicide-bombing militants who will stop at nothing to burn the world down. I’ve think we’ve got it wrong. The most dangerous people in the world aren’t those with the least to lose, it’s those with [Read More...]

The Kinks got it right

Over the past decade, the US government has redefined the entire world–including the homeland–as a battlefield, thereby allowing them to dispense with due process and engage in all sorts of extrajudicial behavior, including eavesdropping on and assassinating its own citizens. It’s no longer necessary for the government to prove someone has engaged in a terrorist [Read More...]


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