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The Syrian ‘Drought’ That Created Islamic State Is an Urban Myth

Numerous significant thinkers from Pulitzer prizewinning journalist Thomas Friedman to the Prince of Wales to  ex-choral-jailbait-nymphet Charlotte Church have been promoting the theory that the current troubles in Syria are the result of a drought caused by ‘climate change’. It’s an easy mistake to

Rahm Emanuel appeals for calm after Laquon McDonald video (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

Arrests at Protests over Chicago Police Video

Chicago police have reportedly made three arrests–thus far–at demonstrations that broke out Tuesday evening following the release of a video showing the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquon McDonald last October. McDonald was shot 16 times by Officer James Van Dyke, who was recently charged with murder.

Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquon McDonald in Chicago (Screenshot / YouTube / DNAInfo / Chicago PD)

Chicago Police Release Video of Teen’s Shooting Death

The city of Chicago was on edge Tuesday evening as the Chicago Police Department prepared to release a video of the death of 17-year-old Laquan MacDonald, who was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke in October last year. The teen was black, the officer white.

Police officers investigate a shooting scene where 5 people were reported to have been shot, including an 11-month-old infant, on September 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago, like many major cities in the United States, has experienced a surge in shootings this year. (Photo by

400 Additional Murders In 2015, Admits Progressive Report

Murder rates in the nation’s top cities have climbed by 11 percent in 2015, but that’s no big deal, says the progressive Brennan Center for Justice. “Because the underlying rate of murders is already so low, a relatively small increase in the numbers can result in a large percentage increase… murder rates are roughly the same as they were in 2012, and 11 percent higher than they were in 2013,” said the report.