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Disdained by the majority culture, Muslims turn for self-respect to absolutism.

'Modernity' isn't the archfiend. But as often preached, it appears so to many.

As Washington casts its glance on the Israel-Palestine situation, the usual aspersions against Palestinians are uttered again.

Cable news peddles a soft-shoe rendition of what matters on the global stage, with certain exceptions.

What plagued the O.J. Simpson trial—corruption, malfeasance and a breakdown of the rule of law—is exactly what the 'war on terror' is achieving in its blind quest to hold Bin Laden to account.

Cowed Democrats fail to confront Ashcroft's civil liberties violations.

America's enemies are not uniquely 'evil,' and it's naive to think of them as such.

Chelsea Clinton bristles at the antiwar movement while she attends Oxford.

Transgender activists may force us to rethink basic assumptions about sex.

Even stalwart liberals are knuckling under to the security state in the wake of September 11.

Blogs

Eric on Israel theocracy vs. diaspora democracy, and Alter-reviews.

December 8, 2011

The FDA made the right decision on EC—and Obama rejected it.

December 8, 2011

According to new data, white and middle-class DC students are flying high, while black, Hispanic and poor children continue to lag behind their peers. 

December 8, 2011

New TV ads from Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have tossed aside any policy discussion in favor of touting their personal religiosity.

December 8, 2011

Will the new president's mega-million-dollar makeover of the main library scare off scholars and leave the branches begging?

December 6, 2011

Conservative intellectuals are realizing Huntsman is actually a good candidate for them. Too bad GOP voters don’t care about facts. 

December 6, 2011

Why was a respected pediatrician and Harvard professor forced to resign from his government post?

December 5, 2011

In a decision that speaks to the worst impulses of a proud magazine, Sports Illustrated has chosen to honor Mike Krzyzewski as one of its Sportspersons of the Year.

December 5, 2011

Alterman's guide to gift-giving and Reed on media's not-so-safety net: fact-checking. 

December 2, 2011

 Even on Fox News Romney is defensive and unable to explain a key policy. 

December 1, 2011