Although highly unknown beyond the Free Syria movement, an often-forgotten cause, Ibrahim Qashoush was a popular singer during the beginning of the Syrian Revolution. He soon became one of the countless victims of the Assad regime’s brutality. This is his story.
Here at Learn Liberty, we like an optimistic muffin with our bitter coffee, so we took the liberty of compiling a naughty and nice list for the holiday season.
We’re just a month out from what’s sure to be a historic presidential election. Check out the links below to get caught up before heading into the weekend. The United States suspended talks with Russia as the situation in Syria escalates following a failed ceasefire just weeks ago. Women’s U.S. chess star Nazi Paikidze is […]
The terrorism risk posed by refugees and asylum-seekers could skyrocket in the future and justify significant changes in either humanitarian immigration programs, including more intense screening or other actions. The recent attacks in Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey, however, do not justify such drastic changes.
This week brought us more than just the first day of Fall. Check out this week’s links below to get caught up. The city of Charlotte, North Carolina has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in response to protests in the wake of another black man fatally shot by police. This week’s […]
Your chances of encountering a lethal refugee are about 1 in 3.64 billion. Pardon me if I’m not quaking in my boots at those odds.
Editor’s Note: This post was first published on the Cato at Liberty blog. The Syrian Civil War has produced about 5.8 million Syrians seeking refuge or asylum elsewhere–a scale of population displacement unseen since World War II. Although the flow into Europe dominates the news, most of the registered Syrian refugees remain in the Middle […]
The following post originally appeared on the Cato blog on December 2nd, 2015. The following is an excerpt. Head over to Cato for the whole post. U.S. military personnel are heading to Iraq and Syria. The administration continues its slow progression to renewed ground combat. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter informed Congress that a “specialized expeditionary […]
The following post by Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, appeared at the Volokh Conspiracy on November 25, 2015. Below is an excerpt. Do they have the legal authority to do so? Under current Supreme Court precedent, the answer is a clear “no,” though things might be different under the […]