Brian Frydenborg
Brian Frydenborg
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These Maps Debunk Everything the NRA Has Told Us About Guns

The evidence is almost overwhelming.

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If the Tea Party and Democrats Don't Learn From History, We'll Fall Like Ancient Rome

This epic legislative battle shows obstructionism and dysfunctionality in democratic politics at its worst and should scare us all, especially if we don't learn from it.
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What Caused the 2013 Government Shutdown? Redistricting

The Tea Party House is the main threat to the functionality of our government, and it's all because of the old Confederacy and partisan redistricting.
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We Lost 10 Years to the "War on Terror," It's Time We Admit It

The sooner we can admit the last decade was a catastrophic, miserable, tragic failure, the sooner we can start to learn from our mistakes.
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Do You Live in a Failing Nation? Check This Brilliant Map

The Failed States Index shows all the key data on world stability in one place, on one map. Anyone with even a passing interest in the world should check it out.
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Don’t Listen to Republicans, the United Nations is Freaking Awesome

Ignore hysterical Republicans' criticism of the UN. For all its faults, it helps over 100 million people every year; many would die without its help.

The NSA Does Not Care About Your Personal Life. Sorry.

The government isn't interested in you personally, and it's pretty funny for millennials to be angered by the NSA when they post all of their personal information online in the first place.
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In Government Shutdown, Ted Cruz and Tea Party Are Lucky We're Not Living in Ancient Rome

Remember when instead of arguing and fillibustering, we just killed each other? Tea Party, please review your history.
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Why the UN Syria Chemical Weapons Deal Isn't Nearly As Good As You Think

The deal to remove and disarm Syria's chemical weapons will be great if if works, but it won't stop the war, it helps make Assad more secure, and advances Russian interests.
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The Historical Odyssey of Somalia’s Al-Shabab Terrorists

From Mogadishu to Nairobi, the history of Somalia’s Al-Shabab terrorists and how we got to where we are today.
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Will the U.S. Attack Syria? Why It's Time to Help Moderate Rebels, and Get Assad Out

With low costs and low risks, a robust but still limited (no-boots-on-the-ground) U.S.-led intervention is the best hope for both the Syrian people and American interests.

'Dexter' Series Finale: A Heartrendingly Real Goodbye

The unforgettable final episode of 'Dexter' reminded us why certain characters will always inspire us.
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Will the U.S. Attack Syria? It Could Save More Lives Than You Think

Rather than make things worse, a small increase in U.S. military involvement is necessary if we want to keep moderates in the game and avoid an Islamist takeover or an Assad triumph.

Dexter Finale: What Showtime’s Dexter Morgan Means to Me

As we await the final episode of this great series, I am reminded how personally inspiring Dexter was for me during some of my darkest days, and how inspiring he will always be to me.
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Syria War News: Inside the Vortex Of Death That Swallows All

Within Syria, current trends will soon see millions more displaced, hundreds of thousands more killed, and the sidelining of moderate rebels, turning the conflict into extremists vs. Assad.
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Breaking News Syria: Why Jordan, Israel, and Turkey Want the U.S. All In

While the spillover in Lebanon and Iraq is now the worst, U.S. inaction that allows current trends to continue threatens to destabilize U.S. allies including Turkey, Israel, and Jordan too.

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Are We Getting Involved in Syria? Here's What to Expect If We Don't

Syria's conflict has already destabilized the region and displaced millions, but if the U.S. stays out and current trends continue, Lebanon and Iraq will be pushed to the brink and beyond.
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For Most Americans, 9/11 Was a Spectacle. For Me, It Was Personal.

To honor the dead, we need to reflect and ask ourselves some uncomfortable questions. We may not like the answers, but we can't give up, either.
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Obama Syria Plan: Did He Just Get the Russians On Board?

Did Russia finally tire of being irrelevant? Time will tell but this proposal is better than the politics of “nyet,” and it is one of the ways Obama's threats against Syria are already helping.
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Bashar al-Assad Forces 5,000 Syrians to Flee His Country Every Day

5,000 Syrians flee the country every day. How can the U.S. look at this humanitarian crisis and do nothing to help?