French Toast: Terrorists Terminated in Twin Hostage Standoffs

(Dammartin-en-Goele, France — January 9, 2015) – Two days of sheer French terror came to an end as authorities ended two hostage crises by killing the abductors. Both situations appear to be linked to Wednesday’s massacre at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French weekly newspaper. While there has still been no official claim of responsibility from…

French Free Speech in the Crosshairs

(Paris, France — January 7, 2015) – Masked gunmen attacked the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo today, killing at least 12 and injuring an unknown number in this increasingly xenophobic country. While the motive for the attack may appear unclear at this time, the three alleged perpetrators – Said Kouachi (34), Chérif Kouachi…

Plessy v. Ferguson

(Ferguson, MO) – The images seen on televisions around the world for the past 12 days have been nothing short of incredible. Public executions. Angry mobs. Molotov cocktails. Armored vehicles. Tear gas. Pepper spray. Rubber bullets. Random shootings. Biological warfare. From which far away land are these scenes broadcast? Syria? Somalia? Iraq? Gaza? A GOP…