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Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter: Time to move on Mideast peace

By Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter For nearly two decades, there have been peace processes in the Middle East but no peace. In recent visits to the region — including Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory — we have heard

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Posted in GeoPolitics, History, Israel, Middle East, Op/Ed, Palestinian Territories

Russell Simmons: A Challenge to WTC Mosque Opponents

The rights of American Muslims are being questioned in other locations. Will Gingrich and Palin speak out on their behalf? We hear a lot these days about how this famous conservative, or that one over there, has nothing against Islam.

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Posted in American Politics, Op/Ed, United States

Japan can’t stay postwar forever

It became rich as America’s compliant vassal state. Now Japan’s efforts to move on are being thwarted by the US Revolutions, it is often claimed, do not happen when people are desperate. They occur in times of rising expectations. Perhaps

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Posted in Asia, Dipomacy, History, Imperialism, Op/Ed, Politics

Zardari’s Katrina

Why is Pakistan’s president junketing while his people are drowning? This week, Pakistan’s president, Asif Ali Zardari, boarded a private Gulfstream Jet along with his family and his hundreds-large entourage to visit the European countries included on the president’s grand

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Posted in Humanitarian, Op/Ed, Pakistan

The New York Times and the Afghan documents

Julie Hyland The posting by WikiLeaks of some 92,000 secret documents on the Afghanistan war, together with the coverage of this material in the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel, has sparked widespread comparisons with the leaking nearly 40 years ago

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Posted in Afghanistan, Censorship, Op/Ed, Reports/Studies/Books

The Emerging American Muslim Civic Identity

Eboo Patel The recent spate of high-profile news on Muslim-Americans can be summed up easily: horror and terror. From Faisal Shahzad to Jihad Jane to the five young men caught on terror charges in Pakistan, it doesn’t take much for

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Posted in Op/Ed, United States

Punishing the Jobless

Paul Krugman There was a time when everyone took it for granted that unemployment insurance, which normally terminates after 26 weeks, would be extended in times of persistent joblessness. It was, most people agreed, the decent thing to do. But

Posted in American Politics, Op/Ed, Republicans
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