NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

LISTEN: ‘Success’ in Afghanistan? Major General says yes.

We’ve been in Afghanistan since October 7, 2001. That’s twelve years come Monday. But as a war-weary nation we’re having a hard time qualifying success in the region. Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, Deputy Chief of Staff, Joint Operations, International Security … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Navy Yard survivor recounts terrifying experience

Monday, September 16, 2013 started off pretty typical for Navy Yard management analyst Denise Robinson. The mother of two left her house at 7 am and started off her day chatting with coworkers. The morning quickly turned from typical to … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Wilkow: Could Kenyan mall attack happen in America?

As the world watches the Nairobi, Kenya mall attack unfold, the scariest thing (besides the violence and loss of innocent life), is the location. “It’s basically proxy warfare 101,” Kerry Patton, a national security commentator and terror analyst, told SiriusXM Patriot‘s Andrew Wilkow.  “When … Continued

NEWS

“I don’t believe people snap,” criminal analyst on Navy Yard shooting

We are all too familiar with the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting. First chaos, then identification, followed by an attempt to answer that all-too elusive question–especially when the attacker doesn’t survive–”Why?” While there are still no clear answers, Criminal … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Why Anthony Bourdain supports military action in Syria

While the United States hems and haws over military action in Syria, chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain made his stance clear on The Opie & Anthony Show. “If we bomb Syria, right, it’s completely against our national interests … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, NFL, SPORTS

Was a fine enough punishment for Riley Cooper?

The Philadelphia Eagles fined Riley Cooper after a video surfaced of their wide receiver yelling a racial slur at security during a Kenny Chesney concert, but many football players and fans don’t think the punishment was enough. Philadelphia-based ESPN reporter … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Opinion: The real threat behind American embassy closings

The State Department’s decision to close 22 embassies in the Middle East and North Africa in response to a threat from al Qaeda on Sunday has sparked a renewed discussion of terrorism in the region. Lawrence Korb, a senior fellow … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Middle East peace talks could lead to ‘conceptual breakthrough’

Peace talks between Israel and Palestine will resume this month, Secretary of State John Kerry announced last week. Last time the two states sat down in 2010, talks only lasted three weeks before breaking down. But this time around, Kerry … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, RELIGION

Cardinal Dolan calls in from World Youth Day in Rio

Catholics from all over the world flooded into Rio de Janeiro last week for World Youth Day, the celebration of the Catholic faith that takes place in a different city every three years. Among them was Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: Should Detroit cut pensions to pay $19B debt?

Detroit filed for bankruptcy last Thursday, and tough decisions for the city’s leaders are likely just beginning. To reduce the city’s $19 billion debt, bankruptcy could lead to cutting pensions for 20,000 employees, a step that has been challenged by … Continued