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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

Adrian Gonzalez will be at the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona. That's good news for Major League Baseball and bad news for immigrant rights activists.

June 24, 2011

In essence, the FBI UCR is playing a numbers game where they are crunching rape statistics to shape their reports into what they want them to be, rather than what they actually are.

June 23, 2011

The social, cultural and political potential of millions of plugged-in Muslims creating and shaping their own narratives is both titillating and promising.

June 23, 2011

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

June 22, 2011

In a time of increasing challenges to press freedoms and in the face of Republican scrutiny, Michael Copps—an unfamiliar name to many—heads the FCC with integrity and tenacity, speaking up for those whose voices are rarely heard.

June 22, 2011

Liza Featherstone explains how Wal-Mart systematically discriminates against women, resists unionization and underpays its workers.

June 21, 2011

Hardly a week goes by without threats or violence at a youth baseball or soccer game, usually involving not kids but adults.

June 21, 2011

On June 20th, 1967, Muhammad Ali was sentenced to five years in a federal prison. He didn't blink.

June 20, 2011

Clarence Clemons could talk, both musically and verbally. 

June 18, 2011

Eric explains why he is an Agent of Falsehood and reviews the latest CDs, Reed explores American "reason."

June 17, 2011