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July 25, 2013
The pros and cons of White House iftars in the Obama era
An interesting debate is going on in Muslim corners of the Blogosphere and social media...
November 08, 2012
Why is Apple denying Americans information about their governnment’s drone attacks?
If you care about the health of American democracy and/or the large numbers of civilians...
July 16, 2012
Are you doing your part to support the few media that support us?
If you didn't catch it, the leading progressive political magazine in America, The Nation, recently...
January 08, 2012
Old folks “occupy” CA bank
This sight surely scared the bank manager more than a sprinting horde of "Brains!"-chanting zombies...
June 27, 2011
My essay on Martin Luther King, Jr.
I'm pleased to report that a 2008 essay I wrote for Religion Dispatches on the...
May 19, 2011
Leave no arms merchant behind
Johann Hari has sharp piece on the OBL assassination and US foreign policy. Here's a...
April 23, 2011
The Arab Street is owed an apology!
Most of the time I post stuff about Denmark, it tends to be bad news--of...
September 26, 2010
The folly of “enhanced interrogation”
...and most Neocon contributions to foreign policy and counterterrorism, for that matter. There's a very...
April 04, 2009
Cheney as the Smirking Man
Political life after 9/11 often seems to imitate fiction. Increasingly, pulp fiction, alas.According to Seymour...
May 26, 2008
Aren’t Obama’s critics the ones who keep getting “duped”?
The ever insightful Jim Lobe injects some perspective into the vacuous Beltway debate about Obama's...
May 14, 2008
Give a man enough rope…
Is that roasted elephant I'm smelling?GOP cancer: Party could lose 20 more seats - John...
March 12, 2008
The number of Muslims in Congress has doubled
Indiana just elected a Muslim to Congress in a special election.Second Muslim elected to Congress...
January 25, 2008
My post on MLK at Religion Dispatches
I have a post at Religion Dispatches on the perverse ironies of the unspoken complacency...
January 18, 2008
Religion Dispatches – “UK Muslims & the ‘War on Christmas'”
Have only written one piece so far, but I'm am now pleased to call myself...
December 02, 2007
Debate for sale in Washington
Posing as a shadowy emissary of a rich dictatorship, an investigative journalist approached a number...
November 29, 2007
Was Blackwater just following orders?
The established stereotype is of diplomats as cautious and conflict-averse negotiators that struggle to rein...
July 13, 2007
CNN propaganda against Michael Moore’s “Sicko”
If you haven't seen "Sicko", Michael Moore's courageous and pioneering documentary on American health care...
February 22, 2007
Carter: Americans agree with me, not the MSM
I posted on eteraz.org about Jimmy Carter's claim at an event today ("Carter says majority...
December 04, 2006
Hurricane Katrina, the Christian Right and the worship of the Market
Since successful blogging seems to depend partly on regularly churning out product for content-hungry visitors...
November 24, 2006
Taoist wisdom for the Iraq war
Lao Tzu understood patriotism and honor:A great nation is like a great man: When he...
November 11, 2006
Muslims, the new “natives”
Am writing a brief reaction paper to the chapter in Daniel Pals' (highly recommended) Eight...
November 08, 2006
The long overdue end to the Neocon nightmare
An inspired and inspiring polemic ("End of the Neo-Cons") has been loosed on the lunacy...
July 14, 2006
Alan Wolfe on American conservatives’ inability to govern
Alan Wolfe argues here in the The Washington Monthly that conservatives have a dismal record...
July 08, 2006
Europe fiddles as Gaza crumbles under Israel’s siege
Jonathan Steele in The Guardian provides an antidote to the blindly pro-Israeli sophistry we're hearing...
June 24, 2006
Norm Solomon on selective outrage over barbarism
The ever insightful Norm Soloman on the consequences of the American media's spineless and selective...
June 22, 2006
Comparing US Muslims to European Muslims
A very interesting article in The Economist.Look out, Europe, they say Why so many Muslims...
June 09, 2006
KY Christians demanding schools teach “BC” and “AD”
From The Forward: Religious Groups Push Kentucky Schools To Use 'Before Christ' Activists, along with...
May 18, 2006
UNICEF: 25% of world children seriously underweight
UNICEF - Press centre - A Quarter of the World’s Children Seriously Underweight “The lack...
March 10, 2006
Fukuyama: Neocons a gang of ‘Leninists’
While there are few more stinging put-downs on the American Right than "Leninist", I actually...
February 06, 2006
Hurricane Katrina and religion in America (article by me)
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