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Is Clinton right that Trump Helping ISIL?

Is Clinton right that Trump is Helping ISIL?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - During Saturday night's Democratic debate, Sec. Hillary Clinton at one point alleged, "And we also need to make sure that the really discriminatory…
5 Questions For Syria Hawks

5 Questions For Syria Hawks

David M. Faris | (Informed Comment) | - - Last month’s horrific attacks in Paris and last week’s massacre in California – which was at most loosely connected to Daesh (ISIS/ISIL)– have…
No, GOP, you can’t win by Carpet-bombing

No, GOP, you can’t win by Carpet-bombing

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - At the GOP debate Tuesday night, Ted Cruz came out swinging wildly. Blitzer: Senator Cruz, you have said you would, quote, "carpet bomb…
Is Corporate Media Enabling GOP Hate Speech?

Is Corporate Media Enabling GOP Hate Speech?

By Sarah Lazare, staff writer| (Commondreams.org) | - - Watchdogs say corporate media is stoking racist and fear-mongering rhetoric The moderators of last night's CNN presidential debate provided a two hour platform…