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What a “demilitarized” police force can look like

(Paul Mirengoff) We’ve all seen the pictures presented by those who decry the “militarization” of American police forces. Typically, these pictures juxtapose sophisticated police equipment and weaponry with a crowd that is peacefully demonstrating or just milling about. Show More Summary

CRACKED WINDSHIELD FORCES EMERGENCY LANDING OF AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT

An American Airlines flight headed to Dallas-Fort Worth made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from LAX Airport in Los Angeles Monday afternoon. The captain aboard Flight 2448 reported a cracked windshield moments after taking off from LAX sometime after 4 p.m. local time. Click here to read the story.

This Labor Day, Let's Focus on Putting Americans Back to Work

As Americans celebrate Labor Day, they're forced to reckon with some tough facts about the state of our country's workforce. Despite the Left's tone-deaf efforts to declare victory on the economy, America's labor force participationShow More Summary

'What Unions No Longer Do'

Justin Fox: What Unions No Longer Do, by Justin Fox: Forty years ago, about quarter of American workers belonged to unions, and those unions were a major economic and political force. Now union membership is down to 11.2% of the...

United Nations Censures American Law Enforcement as Racist Following Ferguson

On August 29, a UN panel on racism urged the United States to "review" its stand your ground-styled self-defense laws and demanded it put a halt to the excessive use of force by police. The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial...Show More Summary

Distinguished pol of the week

With Americans reeling from the president’s “I don’t have a strategy yet” performance, it was heartening to see one leader make a forceful statement to the public explaining the threat the Islamic State. Unfortunately, it was not in America but in Great Britain. Nile Gardiner, a longtime British journalist, former aide to Prime Minister Margaret […]

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.

Laying a Brave Officer to Rest

I’ve written multiple articles here at American Thinker questioning the militarization of our local police forces that have mostly met with agreement from those commenting. Something’s not quite right with the way America’s police departments are interacting with the folks in the communities they police. I say mostly with agreement because those opinions have generated […]

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

Passenger dispute forces Paris-bound flight to land in Boston

An American Airlines flight from Miami to Paris had to be diverted to Boston when two passengers got into an argument and one of them grabbed a member of the crew, authorities said.

US commander who transformed special forces steps down

The US commander who helped place special operation forces at the forefront of the American military hung up his uniform, hailing a "golden age" for the elite commandos. Admiral William McRaven, 58, rose to prominence for his role in overseeing the successful 2011 raid by Navy SEALs that killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistani compound. Show More Summary

Ed Show Guest: Former NFL Coach Mike Ditka Is 'Segregation-Era Player' Who Dictated 'His Will' to 'Black Players'

To close out his MSNBC show on Thursday, Ed Schultz invited on a Native American social activist to discuss the push by liberals and sympathetic members of the sports media to force the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name. In...Show More Summary

Intervention in Libya, and It Wasn't American

Paul R. Pillar Libya Egypt UAE, Middle East Within the past week the United Arab Emirates, aided by Egypt, conducted airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya. The targeted forces are among the contestants in the surging turmoil and civil warfare in Libya. Show More Summary

US Open Tennis 2014: Early Results, Highlights and Scores Recap from Day 4

The top stars didn't disappoint. The women's side continued to be as unpredictable as ever. A few prominent Americans moved on. A few players were forced to retire. The action came fast and furious. Ho hum, just another day at the U.S. Show More Summary

Edmondson's "Punisher" Set To Do Some Hard Time

Nathan Edmondson discusses sentencing Frank Castle to a Central American prison while he remains the target of powerful and shadowy forces.

Judge May Force Pentagon to Release 2,000 Unseen Abu Ghraib Photos

A U.S. district court judge has given the Department of Defense less than two weeks to convince him to halt the public release of thousands of never-before-seen inmate photos taken inside Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison while American forces operated it. Read more...

Ukraine Prepares to Fight Back, Americans Doubt Economic Recovery, Lennon's Killer Says He's Sorry: A.M. Links

5 days agoNews : Reason

Ukraine is preparing o defend itself against Russian forces in its eastern regions. "The invasion by Putin of the regular Russian army is a fait accompli," said Anton Herashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, on his...Show More Summary

This week's North American downloads - August 28 (Mega Man X3, Azure Striker Gunvolt and more)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Join forces with expert investigator Professor Layton and ace attorney Phoenix Wright in this unbelievable crossover adventure. Show More Summary

U.S. air strikes on Syria would face formidable obstacles

By Matt Spetalnick and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American forces face formidable challenges as President Barack Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps on potential targets,...Show More Summary

US parents sue FIFA over safety concerns on headers

A group of American parents is suing FIFA to force it to limit the number of times young soccer players can head the ball. The class action suit was filed Wednesday in California to demand more protection from concussions, and also names as defendants the United States Soccer Federation and the US Youth Soccer Association. Show More Summary

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