Syria

Bill targeting refugees fails

By Lindsay Tahan | gargoyle@flagler.edu A controversial state bill aimed at establishing additional screening for Syrian refugees has failed to advance in the Florida Legislature. Before the bill’s demise, Florida Rep. Lake Ray, R-Jacksonville, had complained that some media outlets had…


Rising tension over terrorism, refugees

By Murphy Stidham and Kathleen Bajalia | gargoyle@flagler.edu President Obama today plans to deliver a prime-time address on how his administration will defeat the Islamic State, also known as ISIL. “He will reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be…


Syria crisis demands action

A few months ago, headlines screamed out about Syria. America was furious that the Syrian president was wrongfully mistreating his own citizens and the U.S. was ready to step in. Suddenly, the news died down and switched focus to Russia invading the Ukraine. The news no longer provided adequate coverage and Americans were left in the dark.