Category Archives: International

A Bipartisan “Arc of Justice”: Trump Commutes Rubashkin’s Unjust Sentence

There are several important lessons to be gleaned from President Trump’s act of justice and compassion. First, even in this age of hyper-partisanship, there are issues of simple justice that can unite diverse elements. Second, no one should ever give up on the quest for justice, even when all legal appeals have been exhausted.

Uyu mwaka wa 2018,waba uzasinga twinjiye mu isezerano?

 

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Happy New Year Jerusalem

 

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Threats of 2017 – Mideast, Terror, Weapons – Will Linger in the New Year

Domestically and internationally, President Trump finished 2017 in dramatic fashion. Obtaining the most sweeping tax cuts in 30-plus years (and repealing ObamaCare’s most philosophically oppressive aspect, the individual mandate) was a landmark achievement. And, by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, then suggesting major changes in U.S. funding of the United Nations, he disrupted foreign-policy conventional wisdom on both the Middle East and “global governance.”

Clouding the Cause of Islamic Terrorism by A. Z. Mohamed

Religion (in this instance, Islam) plays a smaller part in what makes terrorists tick than “the [human] need for… personal significance… Especially when it comes to violence that is shunned by most religions and most cultures, you need validation from a group of people that would then become your reference group. So the group component is very important, particularly when it comes to antisocial activities that are forbidden or shunned….” — Arie W. Kruglanski, distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Maryland and former co-director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

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