Movie "Waltz with Bashir": A waltz with injustice

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…]

Civil liberties: Better safe than free?

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…]

Gaza military strikes: Business as usual

In supporting the Israeli bombing of Gaza while ignoring events older than last week, we risk squandering yet another precious opportunity to remedy the Palestinian human rights crisis. [Read more…]

Holy Land Foundation: Perverse justice

Prosecuting a charity such as the Holy Land Foundation was nothing more than a means for the Bush administration to acquire a notch on its “get a terrorist” club. [Read more…]

Movie "Slumdog Millionaire": Hope from an unexpected place

Slumdog Millionaire, a fantasy wrapped around the brutal realities of modern day India, could make even the most curmudgeon of grinches amongst us applaud at the end. [Read more…]

US Elections: Dear John McCain

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…]