Why women are a not-so-secret weapon for ISIS

Radical extremists have mastered the lesson that women’s groups have known for centuries: To empower a society, engage their women. Despite the persistent myth that women are natural peace builders, women have played and continue to play a role in powering terrorist groups around the world, from Kenya to San Bernardino, California.

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What Mosul civilian casualty disaster reveals

The United States is acknowledging a role in an air attack in Mosul, Iraq, where the civilian death toll appears to exceed 140 people. Gen. Joseph Votel, the top US commander in the Middle East, has vowed to investigate, and according to CNN’s reporting, the military review will now also include US airstrikes that took place over several days in Iraq, roughly between March 16 and March 23.

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Donald Trump, call Nancy Pelosi

President Donald Trump’s “Art of the Deal” has begun to look like some kind of parody from “The Onion.” He was humbled by an uncompromising Freedom Caucus over health care. And there’s more trouble ahead as House conservatives, not known for their magnanimity, target new legislative prey.

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