The Great Debate
For a Baltimore drug dealer, Melvin Williams got a pretty good ride when he died December 3, at age 73. He wound up with an obituary in the New York Times, Variety, People magazine and dozens of other publications. Even on a bunch of websites, and in magazines and newspapers overseas in other languages.
Islamic State has many enemies, both around the world and in the Middle East. But there’s one group of fighters that the men of Islamic State fear more than others because, rumors say, to be killed by them doesn’t lead to martyrdom, but to an eternity in hell. These fearsome warriors are members of the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units, and in this week’s War College, we look at the role they – and other women – are playing in the war against Islamic State.
from The Exchange:
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is playing the role of the adult in the room while the Republican presidential candidates one-up each other with increasingly outrageous rhetoric. The new house speaker chided Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the country, saying it's "not what this party stands for." With Ryan potentially playing a leading role should the party wind up in a brokered convention next year, we went back into the archives to our chat with him, in which we discussed his views on crony capitalism, taxes and entitlements.