More Consequences of Bombing ISIS

As Thought Front has discussed before, there can often be unintended consequences of strategic bombing. Facilities or infrastructure that may bolster the Islamic State may also provide vital services to ordinary civilians suffering under its hegemony. That includes bombing oil fields resulting in higher food and heating oil prices for civilians, and the loss of […]

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Companies Denounce North Carolina’s LGBT Discrimination Law While Operating in Countries Where Gays Are Executed

Over one hundred corporations signed a letter denouncing North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2), the so-called “Bathroom Bill” that prohibits localities from creating certain additional protections against discrimination, overturning Charlotte’s new law expanding LGBT anti-discrimination protections to include public accommodations. The media has been infatuated with the scenario that transgendered people would have to use the public bathroom of their biological sex. (It also invalidated any locality’s raising the minimum wage beyond the $7.25/hour set by the state.) The legislature even convened a special session just to pass the bill, in order to keep Charlotte’s law from ever coming into effect.

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ISIS Is Losing

On Tuesday, we witnessed another tragic terrorist attack carried out by ISIS. This time it was Belgium. The episode rang familiar after the Paris terrorist attack by ISIS in November, although this year alone the group has also been responsible for attacks in Turkey, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Libya. Media coverage of the Belgium […]

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