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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.


Two students under 21 years of age have died this semester in connectionw ith Notre Dame. The school's culture of King Football deserves the blame and should therefore receive the stiffest possible punishment.

November 29, 2010

While most American students took the long weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving, education cut protests in the UK rolled on.

November 29, 2010

The Nation hasn't been—and never will be—in the business of muffling citizen protest.

November 28, 2010

 We've been having fun since Wednesday with a response to Salon's popular "30 Biggest Media Hacks" list. Here are the results.

November 27, 2010

 Music for giving thanks.

November 25, 2010

Alter-reviews, gift-giving guide of Alter-approved books and the mail.

November 24, 2010

 Bristol loses Dancing With The Stars; US students suffer from too much texting; continuing UK student protests

November 24, 2010

Obama sucks up to big business; new liberal counterweight to GOP on the air; Bill O'Reilly takes a swipe back at The Simpsons

November 23, 2010

NFL Players Association President DeMaurice Smith is calling on circles of people well beyond football fans to help the league avoid an owners' lockout in 2011.

November 22, 2010