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After Tahrir: Protecting U.S. Muslims From Bigotry

Posted March 25, 2011 | 14:19:00 (EST)

Of all the images to come out of the North African uprisings, this is the one that consistently makes me tear up.

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These are Coptic Christians in Cairo's Tahrir Square, holding hands around Muslims during Friday prayer, to protect them from surprise...

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Wikileaks and the Hard Problem of Changing Social Bargains

Posted March 5, 2008 | 15:45:12 (EST)

WikiLeaks.org, a website for anonymous individuals to report illegal or unethical behavior, was briefly and famously shut down by Judge Jeffrey White of San Francisco. Or rather, it was half-way shut down -- Judge White ordered that the WikiLeaks.org web address be de-activated, though the site itself remained intact. Judge...

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Clinton's Million Little Pieces Moment?

Posted February 25, 2008 | 18:22:00 (EST)

Senator Clinton's campaign has launched one of the oddest bits of political propaganda in the history of modern politics. Called DelegateHub.com, it is a web site that does nothing less than lay out, in glorious policy-wonk detail, their rationale for stealing the Democratic nomination.

DelegateHub is a mix of...

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