Who Would Have Missed Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Under a Trump Administration Muslim Entry Ban?

As Thought Front discussed the other day, Muhammad Ali’s funeral would likely have some major awkwardness if it occurred under a President Trump with a Muslim entry ban in place, given the Champ’s worldwide following by people of all faiths. When that post was published Monday, it was not yet clear who would attend the […]

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If the Brock Turner Case Has Left You Furious, This One Will Leave You Enraged

The Internet community, as well as mainstream figures, have been furious over the leniency handed to Brock Turner by Judge Aaron Persky. Even one prosecutor who rebuked calls to remove Persky nevertheless said, “I strongly disagree with the sentence.” People have questioned Persky’s reasoning that a lengthy prison sentence for Turner would do more harm […]

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Churches Might Be Hurt by New York State No Longer Doing Business with Participants in the BDS Movement

(Corrections appended.) As Thought Front has discussed before, economic boycotts are a controversial but popular practice to protest government policies, be it North Carolina, Iran, South Africa, or Israel. The effectiveness is not entirely clear, and a common criticism is that it hurts the most vulnerable in a society much more than the ruling class. […]

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Would Donald Trump Not Have Let Muhammad Ali’s Friend Go to the Funeral?

Donald Trump says so many insane things that one may forget some. Because Trump’s proposal to ban entry by Muslims into the country is still part of his campaign platform. The thorny implications have already emerged, particularly Trump conceding that London mayor Sadiq Khan might get an exemption. Another issue, as Thought Front discussed twice […]

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“Bathroom Bill” Supporters Don’t Understand the Science of Gender

There is often a danger when politicians decide policies based on a rudimentary understanding of science. Most pronounced is the refusal of Republicans to recognize the threat of Climate Change based on having a kinda sorta feeling that the science is wrong, plus sometimes it’s cold and sometimes scientists and non-scientists paid by the energy […]

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