Tag Archive: Terrorism

  • Supposed FBI investigations into refugees shouldn’t scare you

    This past Monday, President Trump released a new executive order shutting down the refugee program for 120 days and banning immigration from six majority-Muslim countries for 90 days. President Trump attempted to justify these changes by stating in part that: The Attorney General has reported to me that more than 300 persons who entered the […]

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  • Huge net costs from Trump’s new executive order cutting refugees

    President Trump earlier this week issued a revised version of his infamous executive order to temporarily ban the issuance of new green cards and visas for nationals from Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and Sudan. The new order dropped Iraq, which eviscerated Trump’s argument that the list of banned countries is based on an existing list […]

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  • Trump’s ban on immigration from certain countries is illegal

    For almost a decade, Congress debated creating an immigration system free from discrimination by nationality, country of birth, or country of residence. President-elect Trump, however, now proposes to discriminate unlawfully against certain foreign nationals on the basis of the same protected grounds without any legislation from Congress.

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  • Dear France, Stop Encouraging Terrorism and Oppressing Women

    A woman who chooses to wear a burqa, burkini, or headscarf is exercising her right to dress herself how she wishes—the same right enjoyed by women who wear bikinis or even nothing at all on French beaches. French authorities aren’t liberating Muslim women by forcing them to change their clothes. They’re oppressing them.

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  • Presidential Candidates Have No Idea How to Stop Terrorism

    In the wake of yet another terrorist attack, voters are putting an increasing amount of pressure on the candidates running for office this November to have a comprehensive plan to keep them safe from the threats of terrorist. But while voters are united in this demand, candidates are divided on how to deal with it. […]

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  • The Chilling Parallels Between The Paris and Orlando Shootings

    Over the weekend, 49 people were killed and many more injured in a terrorist attack at an Orlando nightclub. ISIS claimed responsibility. The attack is similar to last November’s ISIS attack on a Paris nightclub, where 130 people were killed. In both instances, the attacks were partially justified as a response to the supposed anti-religious […]

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  • Privatize the TSA!

    Editor’s note: This blog post by Gary Leff was originally posted at the travel blog View From the Wing. The TSA has failed to meaningfully detect dangerous items going through the checkpoint for years. Their 95 percent failure rate is hardly new, ten years ago it was a 91% failure rate. That’s unacceptable. We don’t need […]

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  • Discussion Question: Liberty and Security

    In the summer of 2013, Edward Snowden revealed to the newspaper The Guardian that the NSA was monitoring the metadata and content of every American citizen’s electronic communications (metadata is the details of the message – to whom, when, where, etc.) in order to protect America from terrorist threats. Is the NSA going too far? […]

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  • War, What is it Good For?

    Free market defenders are often great at pointing out the unintended consequences of U.S. government intervention in the economy. But they often overlook the unintended consequences of U.S. government intervention abroad. As the War on Terror escalates in the wake of the recent ISIS terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris, it’s important to remember […]

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