The Islamic State is celebrating the two year anniversary of its self-proclaimed caliphate. A few days ago, the group released a video entitled “Two Years Since the Caliphate.” As a follow-up, yesterday they released an English language infographic similarly titled “Two Years Since Announcing the Caliphate.” The infographic brags about all the countries in which […]Read more "Islamic State Says They Have No Presence in America"
The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship. Meanwhile, neither the New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets even managed to make this year’s playoffs, finishing in 24th and 28th place, respectively. One wonders how it could be that New York City, home to arguably the greatest confluence of culture and intellectual capital in America, could nevertheless […]Read more "Why Cleveland Won the NBA Championship (and New York Did Not)"
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 […]Read more "Who Would Have Missed Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Under a Trump Administration Muslim Entry Ban?"
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 […]Read more "If the Brock Turner Case Has Left You Furious, This One Will Leave You Enraged"
(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. […]Read more "Churches Might Be Hurt by New York State No Longer Doing Business with Participants in the BDS Movement"
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 […]Read more "Would Donald Trump Not Have Let Muhammad Ali’s Friend Go to the Funeral?"
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 […]Read more "“Bathroom Bill” Supporters Don’t Understand the Science of Gender"