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    Bold Type is Getting A Makeover!

    Bold Type is currently getting a makeover! We apologize for the lack of new posts and all around disarray.  The new site will launch soon. It’s guaranteed to be more bold, handsome, and all around classier than what you see before you. Most importantly, it will be much faster for both readers and writers. Thanks for […]

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    Comparing ISIS to al-Qaeda in Yemen and Somalia is a Massive Mistake

    In last night’s speech Obama compared his strategy to defeat ISIS to US operations in Yemen and Somalia. “This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.” For once conservatives seemed relieved by Obama’s plan […]

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    If A Muslim Denounces Extremism in Islam, Does Anybody Hear Him?

    Ever since the Twin Towers fell there has been a daft proclamation permeating from the media and pseudo-intellectuals like Sam Harris, Ringo of the “New Atheists,” that the Muslim world doesn’t speak out against extremist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS when they commit atrocious acts in the name of Islam. This isn’t just Fox News, […]

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With Pink City, Jennifer Castle Earns Her Place on the Roster of Great Canadian Songwriters

I’ve always bristled at the term “American.” When used from the perspective of the U.S., it engulfs all of North America (and cuts off Mexico, Central and South America). Viewing “American” music, one may not notice the number of Canadian artists who have contributed and influenced considerably the greater “American” music canon, especially in the […]

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If A Muslim Denounces Extremism in Islam, Does Anybody Hear Him?

Ever since the Twin Towers fell there has been a daft proclamation permeating from the media and pseudo-intellectuals like Sam Harris, Ringo of the “New Atheists,” that the Muslim world doesn’t speak out against extremist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS when they commit atrocious acts in the name of Islam. This isn’t just Fox News, […]