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A battle older than Islam

“It’s the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.” The man that comes to mind when we read these words is not your outspoken liberal, left-leaning pundit best known for his dismissal of the War on Drugs. But it was just that man, Real Time host Bill Maher, who uttered these words on television last week while debating Ben Affleck and others on religion and Islam.

How to fight an epidemic: U.S. soldiers

Three thousand American troops on the ground in Liberia will provide limited assistance in the fight against Ebola. It may not be enough to eliminate the disease from the region, but will undoubtedly help strained healthcare authorities regain momentum. But American forces in Liberia do more than just fight Ebola, they also help us to comprehend the grave threat that disease poses to our way of life. We must ensure that their sacrifice is not in vain. Now is the time to prepare.

Beyond Ceasefire: A long-shot endgame in Gaza

History repeats itself. This trite refrain rings true for followers of the Gaza-Israel conflict, which has seen three full-scale Israeli operations against Hamas since 2007. The first two operations followed a basic structure defined by Hamas rocket fire, Israeli airstrikes, a ground invasion and an internationally brokered ceasefire. Each took a serious human toll on…