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Tonight, President Obama will address the nation to discuss the drawdown of US combat forces in Iraq. In February, Robert Dreyfuss reported on the specter of civil conflict and the possibility of the outbreak of a civil war—which still looms.

No politician has ever suffered a more humiliating rejection than the former leader of Ukraine's Orange Revolution and its current sitting president, Viktor Yushchenko.

If a conclusive disrespecting of Genesis was required, wouldn't you think R. Crumb was the man for the job?

Palestine's Islamic movement has subtly changed its uncompromising posture on Israel.

Has a major military contractor in Afghanistan created an Astroturf organization to promote long-term US engagement?

A spate of new films address the human toll the Israeli-Palestinian conflict takes on both sides.

The Swiss ban on minarets may seem insignificant, but it is hitched to bigger stories about mass immigration, economic depression and the rebirth of fascism in Europe.

Alarmist tracts about immigration in Europe are debates about Muslims--not with them.

TNR's more significant sin is to weaken the bond between Israel and liberal American Jews--which is to say, most of them.

With Pentagon cash, contractors bribe insurgents not to attack supply lines for US troops

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The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015

And he wants you to put down your tallywhacker right now.

April 7, 2015

We don't yet know what drove killer Craig Stephen Hicks, but American Muslims are more often victims of ideological violence than perpetrators of it.

February 11, 2015

Many conservative Christians opposed the bishop’s work on behalf of the poor.

February 4, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

From plummeting petroleum prices to political unrest, it has been decades since the fortunes of the kingdom were so much in doubt.

January 7, 2015

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

The US government has until Tuesday evening to explain to a federal judge why men held at Guantánamo do not have the same religious freedoms as Hobby Lobby.

July 8, 2014

There’s always a cauldron of crazy simmering just beneath the surface of our ‘rational’ lives. 

April 1, 2014

The Catholic directives would leave just one OB-GYN in the city of Bartlesville who can prescribe contraception for birth control purposes.

March 31, 2014