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  • 1. Muslims Reply to Trump

    Abdel-Halim Mahmoud, 27 Dec 2015

  • 2. 'Muslim Brotherhood princess' used Clinton email server

    --, 12 Mar 2015

  • 3. Hard Power, Soft Power, and Energy Power

    --, 05 Mar 2015

  • 4. How Free Is Free Speech in America?

    Bill Blum, 13 Jan 2015

  • 5. “Where Capitalism and Racism Intersect”: Defending The Ferguson Revolts

    Devon DB, 28 Nov 2014

    “I think that we’ve got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard. And, what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the economic plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years.”- Martin Luther King Jr., Interview with Mike Wallace, September 27, 1966

    “Now, let’s get to what the white press has been calling riots. In the first place don’t get confused with the words they use like ‘anti-white,’ ‘hate,’ ‘militant’ and all that nonsense like ‘radical’ and ‘riots.’ What’s happening is rebellions not riots[.]”- Stokley Carmichael, “Black Power” speech, July 28, 1966


  • 6. What Are Americans Celebrating On Thanksgiving Day?

    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, 28 Nov 2014

    When Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, they don’t know what they are celebrating.

    In American folklore, Thanksgiving is a holiday that originated in 1621 with the Pilgrims celebrating a good harvest. Some historians say that this event is poorly documented, and others believe that the Thanksgiving tradition travelled to the New World with the Pilgrims and Puritans who brought with them the English Days of Thanksgiving. Other historians think the Pilgrims associated their relief from hunger with their observance of the relief of the siege of Leiden.


  • 7. Fairness and Justice? Post-9/11 Muslim Charity Prosecution

    Katherine Hughes, 22 Sep 2014

    My passion for the protection of civil liberties was sparked at the age of 14 when I saw a documentary on the Allies' liberation of Bergen-Belsen. For the past 40 years, in an effort to understand how something like that could happen, I've been reading first-hand accounts of 1930s and 1940s Europe and the former Soviet Union. Over the last 25 years I began noticing similar circumstances in both Europe and the United States: wars creating millions of refugees, financial crises, erosions of workers' rights and sharpening income inequality, along with national and individual poverty and debt, a xenophobic and racist climate, and attacks on civil liberties, including freedom of speech.


  • 8. What atheists like Bill Maher have in common with medieval Christian crusaders

    CJ Werleman, 08 Sep 2014

  • 9. America in Decay : The Sources of Political Dysfunction

    By Francis Fukuyama , 25 Aug 2014

  • 10. Assad Is America's Strange Bedfellow and the Price Is 190,000 Dead

    BY Elias Groll, 25 Aug 2014

  • 11. Are We Not Savages Too? The Beheading of James Foley

    Gary Leech, 25 Aug 2014

  • 12. “America as the No. 1 warmonger”: President Jimmy Carter talks to Salon about race, cable news, “slut-shaming” and more

    David Daley, 17 Apr 2014

    Jimmy Carter’s new book, “A Call to Action,” is an urgent and bold addition to a library of some two dozen books he’s written in his post-presidency, as one of our finest global citizens. It’s subtitled “Women, Religion, Violence and Power,” and Carter is unafraid to tackle controversial topics: sexual assault on campus and the military; religious leaders of all faiths who use sacred texts to justify oppression; punitive prison sentences weighted against the poor and against racial minorities; American drone wars and endless military operations.

    In a brief but wide-ranging conversation last week, we talked about many of those topics — but also the Republican war on women; criticism of President Obama which echoes critiques of his own administration; and about how his grandson, Jason, might reverse the tide of white Southern males toward the GOP. Asked why white males have embraced the Republicans, Carter, 89, was unequivocal. “It’s race,” he said. But on other topics, especially about Fox News and the Republican war on women, Carter’s answers were equally direct but more surprising. And wait until you hear his response about “slut-shaming.”

    The interview has been lightly edited and condensed.


  • 13. The less Americans know about Ukraine’s location, the more they want U.S. to intervene

    EDITOR'S CHOICE, 08 Apr 2014

    Where’s Ukraine? Each dot depicts the location where a U.S. survey respondent situated Ukraine; the dots are colored based on how far removed they are from the actual country, with the most accurate responses in red and the least accurate ones in blue. (Data: Survey Sampling International; Figure: Thomas Zeitzoff / The Monkey Cage)

    Joshua Tucker: The following is a guest post from political scientists Kyle Dropp (Dartmouth College) Joshua D. Kertzer (Harvard University) and Thomas Zeitzoff (Princeton University).


  • 14. America Unhinged

    John J. Mearsheimer, 19 Feb 2014

    SINCE EARLY 2011, political developments in Egypt and Syria have repeatedly captured the attention of the American foreign-policy elite. The Obama administration has tried to guide the turbulent political situation in post-Mubarak Egypt and become increasingly engaged in Syria’s bloody civil war. The United States is already helping arm some of the forces fighting against the Assad regime, and President Obama came close to attacking Syria following its use of chemical weapons in August 2013. Washington is now directly involved in the effort to locate and destroy Syria’s chemical-weapons stockpiles.


  • 15. It's Worse than We Thought | America's $200 Trillion Debt is Closing In

    Geoffrey Pike , 23 Nov 2013

  • 16. USA's Cowboy Democracy is Terrorism Dressed in Noble Clothes

    Sergei Vasilenkov, 11 Oct 2013

    -  Recent events around Syria have brought up the subject of how the U.S. promotes the ideals of democracy in the world. There is quite a list of countries that have fallen victim to American democracy. For example, Afghanistan has become a heroin power owing to the U.S. power, while Libya has turned into an impoverished country with great wealth. 

    The realities of life in the "democratic" Libya


  • 17. Uncle Sam main sponsor of terror

    Garikai Chengu, 01 May 2013

    Just as there are good dictators and bad dictators in Washington’s eyes, there are also good terrorists and bad terrorists: Al Qaeda in Iraq, bad. Al Qaeda in Syria, good. Al Qaeda in Mali, bad .Al Qaeda in Libya, good, now bad. This hypocrisy manifests

    itself most acutely in how western media reports on the victims of terror. On the same day as the recent Boston bombings, at least 75 people were killed in Iraq and more than 250 injured by a series of car bombs.


  • 18. The Obama Contradiction

    Tom Engelhardt, 01 May 2012

    He has few constraints (except those he’s internalized). No one can stop him or countermand his orders. 


  • 19. Jeremy Scahill: US Has Become 'Nation of Assassins'

    Common Dreams, 01 May 2012

    During his speech, journalist Jeremy Scahill, who has done in-depth reporting on the US drone program...


  • 20. Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I.

    DAVID K. SHIPLER, 30 Apr 2012

    Typically, the stings initially target suspects for pure speech — comments to an informer outside a mosque,...


  • 21. Padilla torture case comes before US Supreme Court

    Tom Carter , 26 Apr 2012

    Padilla’s treatment constituted a test case for the incommunicado detention and torture of US citizens...


  • 22. Washington double-talk on nukes

    Walter Pincus, 25 Apr 2012

    Real or not, their appearance gave the United States something new to chew over.


  • 23. No real justice in Guantanamo

    Reed Brody, 23 Apr 2012

    Nashiri is charged with being a key organizer of Al Qaeda's attack on the U.S. destroyer Cole on Oct. 12, 2000,...


  • 24. Surveillance State evils

    Glenn Greenwald, 22 Apr 2012

    At the time of the Church Committee, it was the FBI that conducted most domestic surveillance. 


  • 25. No Real Justice in Guantanamo

    Reed Brody, 21 Apr 2012

    In the end, the judge rendered the issue moot by approving Nashiri's motion to meet with his lawyers unshackled, without calling him to the stand.


  • 26. Petraeus and the Signature of U.S. Terror

    Jefferson Morley, 21 Apr 2012

    The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know the identities of those who could be killed, U.S. officials said.


  • 27. Romney's foreign policy may mean hardball is back

    Associated Press, 18 Apr 2012

    With the presidential nomination all but locked up, an examination of Romney's foreign policy pronouncements and the team advising...


  • 28. The Trial of the Century?

    Joanne Mariner, 16 Apr 2012

    With last week’s announcement that charges against Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and his four co-defendants had been authorized,...


  • 29. Documents provide rare insight into FBI’s terrorism stings

    Peter Finn, 15 Apr 2012

    When he googled a phone number provided by the second man, it turned out to be to Shahed Hussain,...


  • 30. Surveillance of American Muslims: A tale of three cities

    Faiza Patel & Michael Price, 14 Apr 2012

    New York, NY - The flood of reports about the New York City Police Department's surveillance of American Muslims...


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