US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

US air strike targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria

Agence France-Presse The US military conducted an air strike in Syria targeting “Jihadi John,” the Islamic State militant seen in videos executing hostages, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Peter Cook did not specify whether Mohamed Emwazi had been killed, saying in a statement that “we are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional

Bristol Palin ignores coverage of Jeremy Mardis’ death, says media ‘yawns’ because he’s white

Bristol Palin ignores coverage of Jeremy Mardis’ death, says media ‘yawns’ because he’s white

Arturo Garcia Bristol Palin made the bizarre accusation on Wednesday that news outlets were ignoring the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis because of his race, Wonkette reported. “Why is this story not all over the media?” Palin asked. “If the child had been black, would it have received more acknowledgement? I wish more people

Unsurprised by Missouri: Scholars explain the roots of racial unrest on Mizzou campus

Unsurprised by Missouri: Scholars explain the roots of racial unrest on Mizzou campus

The Conversation On Monday afternoon, after days of protests against his failure to address urgent concerns over racism on campus, the University of Missouri’s President Tim Wolfe resigned. This may have alleviated the immediate tension in Columbia, Missouri, but the wider debate over race relations on campuses is now spreading across the country. On Wednesday,

Constitution-loving Rand Paul wants to kill the postal service — which is established in the Constitution

Constitution-loving Rand Paul wants to kill the postal service — which is established in the Constitution

Travis Gettys Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), like most libertarian-leaning conservatives, love to boast about their strict fidelity to the U.S. Constitution. But it’s never entirely clear that they have actually read the nation’s founding document. Paul vowed Thursday during a radio interview with a pro-slavery Iowa broadcaster that, if elected president, he would consider eliminating

Ex-CIA director: White House ignored months of warnings about 9/11 to avoid leaving ‘paper trail’ of culpability

Ex-CIA director: White House ignored months of warnings about 9/11 to avoid leaving ‘paper trail’ of culpability

Tom Boggioni In an explosive revelation during an interview with Politico, the former CIA director during President George W. Bush’s administration claims his department informed White house officials over impending Al Qaeda attacks months before the president received the infamous “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” presidential briefing. According to ex-CIA head George Tenet

Christians unwittingly allowed Satanists to ambush Missouri’s anti-abortion laws — here’s how

Christians unwittingly allowed Satanists to ambush Missouri’s anti-abortion laws — here’s how

Bethania Palma Markus This week, the state of Missouri’s draconian 72-hour waiting period for an abortion was in the spotlight again when a conservative state legislator made it clear he would try and stop a graduate student from studying the wait period’s impact on women. But conservative Christians who have been pushing these ideologically-driven policies