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The US Supreme Court's stunning 5-4 stay Saturday of the Florida
undervote count--less than 24 hours after the equally stunning Florida
Supreme Court decision ordering that same count--illuminat

As the country tilts toward war, media voices are craven in their obsequiousness.

Recently deported, Ghasson Dahduli is now missing in Jordanian custody, and his family worries about what he's being subjected to.

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.

Blogs

 A look into the media storm around NPR firing Juan Williams for his controversial comments about Muslims

October 21, 2010

Dr. Joycelyn Elders was the first African-American surgeon general of the US, and she's come out in favor of legalizing marijuana. We spoke to her about that, about Christine O'Donnell's thoughts on masturbation, and about the fight for healthcare.

October 20, 2010

Taliban in talks, Anita Hill asked for apology, fun videos.

October 20, 2010

 Who was really behind those quotes on the politics of racial polarization?

October 20, 2010

Fighting for the labor rights of undocumented workers will improve the working conditions for all Americans, argues Isabel Macdonald in the Guardian.

October 19, 2010

Debates about bonuses, endowments, and financial aid is not one of numbers and budgets—but of values.

October 19, 2010

Islam is actually a religion, says Justice Department; Sharron Angle's bizarre "Asian" comments; hostile shoutfests

October 19, 2010

The opportunity for Muslims and non-Muslims to function in a peaceful, democratic co-existence is not a far-fetched dream.

October 19, 2010

As players fall to concussions at an alarming rate, the question has to be asked: when will fans say enough?

October 18, 2010