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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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    LA Protest in Support of Gaza Met with Pro-Israel Backlash

    Sunday, August 10th — Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles to protest Israel’s effort to reinforce its apartheid state through over a month of offense in Gaza. Hundreds of pro-Israel supporters and Zionists draped in Israeli flags also gathered on the other side of Wilshire Boulevard, forming a […]

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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, […]

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LA Protest in Support of Gaza Met with Pro-Israel Backlash

Sunday, August 10th — Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles to protest Israel’s effort to reinforce its apartheid state through over a month of offense in Gaza. Hundreds of pro-Israel supporters and Zionists draped in Israeli flags also gathered on the other side of Wilshire Boulevard, forming a […]

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Foggy Notion: Shattered, Reigning Sound

Shattered, REIGNING SOUND (Merge) Memphis-reared singer-songwriter, musician and producer Greg Cartwright honed his skills, delving into the wide array of musical influences buzzing around him, situated in a unique Southern apex of country, rockabilly, rock n’ roll, blues, R&B, pop and, of course, soul. After a stint in Tav Falco’s “academy” of revolving Panther Burns, […]