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Has Israel Poisoned The Peace Process?

Recently I have been reading about the situation in the Middle East, specifically the Israel/Palestine impasse, and started to wonder what has happened to create such a divisive atmosphere when there was so much hope at different times since the...More

 

God in the Classroom

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Two weeks into my sophomore year in university I decided to meet up with an old friend from freshman year. She was a Muslim from Kuwait and a very interesting person to talk to considering her background. We were discussing...More

 

Diplomacy With Iran: Where We Stand and What To Expect

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The UN General Assembly meetings this week offer President Obama a chance to capitalize on recent diplomatic developments with Syria and to extend a hand to new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in the hopes of launching renewed negotiations on Iran’s...More

 

When Non-civil Disobedience is Just

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The world weeps for Syria. To the growing list of atrocious statistics achieved during the Syrian Civil War, we may now add the 100,000th death. While the West twiddles its thumbs, weighing its fear of being embroiled in a prolonged...More

 

Syriasly?

Now that we're finally untangling ourselves from quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan, "serious people" on both sides of the aisle call for a new open-ended Middle East military incursion. At home, we hear about austerity and cuts, yet we're considering...More

 

The Yanks Aren't Coming; They're in Sensitvity Training

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I voted for Bill Clinton in 1992. Then I watched him force Navy Seals into Sensitivity Training and send them from Iraq to Bosnia on a bunch of pocket wars that made no damned sense at all. I watched a...More

 

Why The U.S. Needs To Let the Israeli's and Palestinian's Solve Their Own Crisis

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We live under the false notion in the United States that if we just assert ourselves into the situation we can control the out come. This notion isn't new, we can look at Egypt as a classic case of national...More

 

U.S. Foreign Policy Should Reflect the Compassion of the American People

It is of course necessary for the U.S. Government, like any government, to do what it can to protect its own interests. However, has not the United States government had policies in the past that was not so much for...More

 

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES – AND IN THIS CASE, DANGEROUSLY

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I’ve pretty much given up on expecting sense and, more importantly, COMMON sense, out of the ReThugnican Party these days. I mean, you’ve got a man running for President who thinks that it’s perfectly OK to monger another war in...More

 

THE COMING GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS

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I don’t know if the rest of y’all have been watching commodities prices lately, but I have, and what I’m seeing is starting to really scare me. A lot. The Great Drought of 2012 hasn’t yet come to a conclusion,...More