A sobering and imaginative Israeli film Waltz with Bashir artfully documents the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacres that should have left a lasting impression. Current events show how a film like this is needed. [Read more...]
Even though air travel regulations have ensured a strengthened defense program, prejudicial measures targeting “brown” Americans not only placate and inflame our basest paranoid fears, they are also ineffective and inefficient. [Read more...]
If Barack Obama’s social “palling around” with Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi makes him an anti-American radical extremist, then John McCain – who gave Khalidi nearly $500,000 – surely emerges as the 72 year-old hybrid incarnate of Hezbollah, Hamas and Al Qaeda. [Read more...]
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