John Sexton

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State Department Downplayed Boko Haram's Religious Motivation Even as President Obama Said Otherwise

The kidnapping of 300 young girls in Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram has once again brought the issue of radical Islam to the forefront of public debate. The group repsonsible, Boko Haram, unambiguously declared war on Western Civilization in 2009. But as recently as 2012, the U.S. State Department was still claiming religion was not the "driving extremist violence" in the country. May 9, 2014 8:49 AM PT

Solar Project Stalled over Avian Impact Concerns

Environmentalists and members of the California Energy Commission are turning against a major solar power project in Riverside County. Preliminary evidence suggests the type of solar power generation planned for the site is a hazard to birds. May 7, 2014 7:13 PM PT

Democrats Pin Hopes on Amanda Renteria

Democrat Amanda Renteria is challenging incumbent Republican David Valadao for the right to represent California's 21st Congressional District. Democrats are hoping her victory will be a bright spot in what is shaping up to be a tough year. May 7, 2014 4:50 AM PT

Occupy Protester Convicted of Assaulting Police Officer

Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan has been convicted by a jury in New York of assaulting a police officer and faces up to seven years in prison. McMillan's trial stems from an incident in early 2012 when protesters had gathered in Zuccotti Park to celebrate the 6-month anniversary of the Occupy movement. May 5, 2014 2:39 PM PT

San Francisco Activists File Lawsuit Against 'Google Buses'

Buses are usually favored by progressives as a means of green, efficient transportation. In San Francisco, stopping some private buses has become the goal of a new lawsuit filed by a coalition of progressive activists. May 3, 2014 8:28 AM PT

NY Times Describes Abuse of Protesters in Venezuela

The New York Times published a story Sunday which makes clear that protesters in Venezuela have been suffering tremendous abuse at the hands of the country's police and soldiers. The crackdown is so severe that even some allies of President Maduro are calling on him to tone it down. May 2, 2014 4:26 PM PT

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