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Russia is seeking international assistance in its quest to determine the source of swarming drone attacks on two of its military bases in Syria. The twin strikes represent the first time swarming drones have been used by terrorists against hardened targets, and judging from the excitement on the Russian side, they are clearly worried and upset. While denying that they lost any equipment in the strikes, it is hard to explain otherwise the level of alarm in Russia’s military.
Appearing on the Focal Point radio program this week, the founder of the Christian magazine Charisma had an urgent message for his fellow Christians: When it comes to President Trump, dissent will not be tolerated. While promoting his book God and Donald Trump, Steve Strang told host Alex McFarland that Christians who refuse to support Trump are much like the biblical “Pharisees in Jesus’ day” who plotted to undermine Jesus.
Canadian author Margaret Atwood examines how she landed in such hot water among her peers for signing an open letter regarding UBC’s handling of a sexual-harassment case. If the legal system is bypassed because it is seen as ineffectual, what will take its place? Who will be the new power brokers? It won't be the Bad Feminists like me. We are acceptable neither to Right nor to Left. In times of extremes, extremists win. Their ideology becomes a religion, anyone who doesn't puppet their views is seen as an apostate, a heretic or a traitor, and moderates in the middle are annihilated. Fiction writers are particularly suspect because they write about human beings, and people are morally ambiguous. The aim of ideology is to eliminate ambiguity.
A Brief History of Potty-Mouthed Presidents
Donald Trump may have used a vulgarity in a meeting, but many of his predecessors also needed their tongues washed with soap.