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Security Top Priority as Hofstra Presidential Debate Nears

Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said at least a half-dozen law enforcement agencies have allocated manpower and other resources for the event. In total, more than a 1,000 cops are expected to flood the debate area, adding: “This election is very unique, and first and foremost you look at the two candidates. This is a divisive election, it’s a lot of inflammatory conduct in this election."

The Controversial Truth Behind America’s Never-Ending War

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, America's War on Terror has expanded drastically, and with it, the interpretation of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which gave the president the initial power to mobilize US Armed Forces against those responsible. Yet, America is no closer to ending that open-ended war than when it began, and its endless state is prompting serious questions about the legality of the recent initiatives waged against ISIS, and whether safeguards are in place to prevent a single person—President Obama or his successors—from committing America to perpetual warfare.

Study Highlights Election-Year Islamophobia’s Negative Impact On Muslims

Among the more alarming of the study's findings: 50 percent of respondents said they feel unsafe, nearly two-thirds reported experiencing discrimination in the past year, and perhaps most noteworthy, 93 percent reported that election-year Islamophobia had “some to extreme” negative impact on theirs and their family's lives.

Presidential Debate At Hofstra: Moderator, Format & Other Details

Hofstra University, which hosted a presidential debate in 2008 and 2012, was a late selection to host the inaugural 2016 presidential debate because Wright State University in Ohio was originally slated to hold the competition of ideas on its campus, but dropped out due to rising costs.

The Fascist & The Scarecrow: If Only Donald Trump Had A...

"For now, let’s go with Fascist Lite. And hope that the better angels of our fellow citizens will win out over the dark energy tapped into by the Trump machine. But let’s be vigilant. Let’s be on the lookout for an unrepentant narcissist who manages to capture public attention through hate-filled rhetoric. The next one may have a brain."

Long Island Advocates Launch Voter Registration Drive

Eight community groups are joining forces in an effort to register thousands of working-class voters of color on Long Island to encourage more to cast their votes on Election Day, organizers said. Those behind the initiative have nine weeks to enlist as many potential voters as possible before Wednesday, Oct. 19, the New York State voter registration deadline, to be eligible to vote in the 2016 general election.

What Would Donald Trump Do To The White House?

Three friends from Trump's military school muse about what their former classmate might do if he wins the election in November and takes up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Would the reality TV star put a big "TRUMP" sign on its facade? Or decorate the Oval Office in his hotel and casinos' signature faux Greek statuary?

Muslim American Women Speak Out Against Stereotypes

The role of Muslim Americans—and Muslim American women, in particular—in American culture took center stage last week after Trump questioned why Ghazala Khan, the mother of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq in 2004, had remained silent as her husband, Khizr Khan, spoke passionately onstage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Clinton & Trump: A Plague On Both Your Houses

American political history suggests that somewhere along the way our national superego awakens to suppress the worst of our urges. We relegate fringe candidates to their proper place in history and gravitate to the more centrist message.

Takeaways From Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech, Day 4 At DNC

Clinton spoke for about an hour as she outlined why the American public should trust her to sit in the Oval Office. Her speech also served as a stinging rebuke of her Republican competitor Donald Trump, who she cast as woefully unfit to be president.
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