Politics

President Obama delivers a speech from the White House announcing an expanded military campaign against ISIS.

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What are people in the Middle East saying about Obama's ISIS speech?

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Amsterdam and Seattle have a lot in common as progressive cities. But we both have our own dangerous ways of judging those who don’t meet our standards of liberalism.

A guard at the Red Security Building in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, the headquarters of the Iraqi Intelligence Service under Saddam Hussein’s regime where many Kurds were imprisoned and tortured. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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After years as a secular, stable, pro-American bastion, Iraq's Kurdish region is under serious threat and deserves our help.

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Northwest activists are attempting to block an Israeli shipping company from unloading at Puget Sound ports in order to put a dent in the dollars funding Israel's military actions in Gaza.

Demonstrators at Westlake Park last weekend protest a rash of police killing civilians. (Photo by Sara McCaslin)

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The standoff in Ferguson has Seattleites wondering what kind of paramilitary equipment our local police are packing.