The rising threat of neo-Nazi terrorism

The rising threat of neo-Nazi terrorism

How many more people must die, asked Annette Ramelsberger in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, “before police, prosecutors, and domestic intelligence understand that the most dangerous enemy is not on the Left but on the Right?” The murder of Walter Lübcke, president of the Kassel regional council in central Germany, should be Continue Reading

Prague: Mass protest

Prague: Mass protest

An estimated 250,000 Czechs rallied in Prague’s Letna Park this week to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution that overthrew the Communist regime. Babis, the billionaire head of the anti- establishment ANO party, is facing a Continue Reading

Don’t engage with loony rumormongers

Don’t engage with loony rumormongers

The Al-Safar Mosque in West Java is not a shrine to the Antichrist, said M. Taufiqurrahman. But many Indonesians have now heard that absurd conspiracy theory, thanks to the province’s governor, Ridwan Kamil. The rumors were started by popular YouTube preacher Rahmat Baequni, who claimed that Al-Safar’s triangular motifs represent Continue Reading

Trump owns the border catastrophe

Trump owns the border catastrophe

In America’s squalid border facilities, even children are treated worse than prisoners of war, said Max Boot, yet President Trump “gives every appearance that he could not care less.” New investigations of these facilities should shock anyone with a conscience: Adults were crowded in so tightly at one camp they Continue Reading

Severomorsk, Russia: Deadly sub fire

Severomorsk, Russia: Deadly sub fire

Russian officials said that a blaze aboard a nuclear-powered research submarine in the Arctic last week could have caused a “catastrophe of global proportions” if 14 crew members hadn’t sacrificed themselves to save the ship. All of those who died were high-ranking officers—two had been awarded the Hero of Russia Continue Reading

How Nike gave racists the U.S. flag

How Nike gave racists the U.S. flag

Nike just gave neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and alt-righters a huge gift, said Jonah Goldberg: “It turned the Betsy Ross flag into a racist symbol.” The shoe manufacturer was set to release a line of Fourth of July sneakers featuring the original American flag, with 13 stars in a circle. But Nike Continue Reading

Harris: Why she’s surging

Harris: Why she’s surging

Kamala Harris “changed the campaign” with her dazzling performance at the first Democratic presidential debate, said Ezra Klein in Vox.com. The California senator was the runaway winner of the two-night, 20-candidate face-off. Her triumph came largely thanks to a “devastating,” if carefully planned, assault on front-runner Joe Biden over his Continue Reading