opinion | Seth Moulton

Syrian refugees are not the problem in ISIS fight

Syrian refugees waited to register their names at the Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan earlier this month.


Refugees already face strict protocols to enter the US, and ISIS looks to radicalize people over social media.

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An Asian woman finds strength through tradition.


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If newly freed drug dealers are no threat to society, neither is the former speaker of the State House, who is suffering from cancer.


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One thing the attacks in Paris should prompt is determined action to close the gun-show loophole.

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Rampant jihadism, uncontrolled mass migration, and homegrown extremists all present serious threats to global peace and stability.

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