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Sep 20 2015

Cornyn Statement on Anniversary of September 11th


‘Fourteen years later, as we remember the lessons of that day, we also must preserve the memory of the American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow countrymen.’ U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement in remembrance of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001: “It has been fourteen years since …

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Aug 30 2015

Terror and Surprise on the Paris Express


By Austin Bay Terrorists rely on concealment in order to launch surprise attacks. Last week’s attempted attack on a high-speed train traveling from Holland to Paris via Belgium involved successful concealment, up to a point. At that point, the passengers surprised the terrorist. Islamist terrorist Ayoub El Khazzani managed to evade security agency surveillance in …

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Aug 30 2015

Heroism, American-Style


By Froma Harrop Every country has its heroes, but something in America’s cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety. The ingredient would be improvisation — the ability to perform without preparation, using whatever is at hand to complete the task. As most of the world knows, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony …

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Jul 17 2015

An Iranian nuclear arms deal?

By Austin Bay Arms controllers hailed the post-World War 1 Washington Naval Arms Treaty as the diplomatic instrument to prevent another peace-destroying naval arms race. Yet it came to pass that war erupted, with the warships of signatories Britain, France and the U.S. battling treaty partners Italy and Japan. Counting battleships is several quanta easier …

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Sep 25 2013

High anxiety: Had your dose of peace today?

Anxiety seems to grip our society these days. September 11 brought fears of flying and of the mail. Airlines heighten security and try to attract passengers with low fares and bonus frequent flyer miles. Homeland security alerts heighten tensions. Should we worry about this bridge, that building or tonight’s sporting event? A necessary war with …

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May 18 2013

Rep. Gohmert wins nincompoop roundup

My state of Texas seems to have an inordinate share of nincompoops in public office. But it’s only fair that office holders from other states be considered before deciding which one is the nincompoopiest of all. Give credit to Pennsylvania, for example, whose GOP governor, Tom Corbett, recently scored big nincompoop points by explaining why …

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Apr 27 2013

The baby-faced bomber

Sometimes a picture speaks volumes. Sometimes it’s outright deceptive. The picture of “Bomber No. 2” didn’t look a bit like a mass murderer. A sweet-faced college kid, the former lifeguard, the nice young man described by classmates and friends. It couldn’t be. There must be some outside organization calling the shots. An international conspiracy, perhaps. …

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