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Dear Mr. President: Thanks, But Visit the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Next

Atif Choudhury | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Atif Choudhury

Last Wednesday, President Obama visited an American mosque for the first time in his eight year Presidency. While POTUS has visited several prominent...

The Anti-Think Piece: Super Bowl 50 Brought Out Racist and Bigots On Social Media, Surprised?

Erika Hardison | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

To all the bigots that troll black media spaces to insert their "well actually" and " All Lives Matter" bs, please turn your computer off an go try to change a life for the better good. Try changing a life of someone that doesn't look like you or have the same opportunities as you do.

Will the One, True God Please Stand Up?

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

I wonder what good is our worship, the worship of Christians, because I wonder which God we are worshiping. We are worshipers; we do, as a rule, go ...

Democracy, Diversity, Dissent and Human Rights Necessitate Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Noam Schimmel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Noam Schimmel

At the heart of the moral and political tensions depicted in Andrew Anthony's recent article in The Observer, 'Is Free Speech in British Universities ...

Let's Stop Pretending That Destructive Nonsense Deserves Airtime

Aaron Ricciardi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Ricciardi

As we start this election year, I think our collective resolution should be to adopt the same attitude as Northwestern did in regards to their Feedback column. Let's stop pretending that destructive nonsense deserves airtime.

Reflections on Dr. King's Legacy for Today's Politics of Intolerance

Eric Kingson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Eric Kingson

With the rhetoric of intolerance and the drumbeat of war dominating the Republican Party's presidential spectacle, this is an important time to reflect on how Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and the movement he embodied changed our nation and our lives for the better.

President Obama and Progressives: Christian Right Is Wrong About Religious Freedom

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

The idea of what religious freedom means is not a settled matter. But Clarkson offers a definition that allows progressives to reclaim religious liberty from conservative Christians who have perverted its meaning in service of theocratic agendas.

It's Time to Rehumanize Muslims and Jews

Jon Letman | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Jon Letman

Growing up Jewish in America, I was never encouraged to associate with Muslims. It's not that anyone ever said, "don't talk to those people" -- there ...

A Letter from George Washington To Donald Trump

Noam Schimmel | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Noam Schimmel

In August of 1790 President George Washington wrote a letter to the Touro Synagogue of Newport Rhode Island. Like most American Jews at the time and ...

It Is About Freedom, Brother

James Peron | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
James Peron

To paraphrase Ayn, a good man is a good man regardless of how many other evil men belong to his religion, or claim to. A bad man is still a bad man, no matter how many good men belong to his faith. Individualism ultimately means each man, woman and child is responsible for their actions, not the actions of others.

The Day Satire Died

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Donald Trump is no longer funny. Looking back, he never was. As a Latino and an immigrant, the man's hurtful words -- rapists, criminals, drug d...

Politics of Fear Must Not Diminish Power of Faith

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Zainab Chaudry

It is a normal to feel afraid in troubled times, but Americans who are afraid must recognize that those who stoke fear and animosity want us to feel afraid. They have an interest in perpetuating fear because it allows the masses to be more easily manipulated.

Tribe Trump: How Fear Turns Us Into Bigots, and Puts Us At Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

When we face a threat we can't protect ourselves from as individuals, we metaphorically circle the wagons, and anyone inside our circles - those who share our race or gender or nationality or socioeconomic class or religion or general beliefs and values - is friend, and anyone outside those circles is foe.

The men uniting nativists and Islamophobes

Lindsay Schubiner | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Lindsay Schubiner

Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney has received more media attention than usual this week after Donald Trump cited Gaffney's Islamophobic...

Donald Trump, the Myth and the Man

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

In the modern world a "myth" is seen as something untrue that people believe in error or out of foolishness. Yet, genuine myths are stories that appear false on the outside; but reveal truths on the inside, when seen in a deeper way.

The New Center: Between the Right's Bigotry and the Left's Apologism

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

I was raised in a Muslim family, in the Muslim cultures of three different countries -- Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. I grew up mostly in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a US ally with almost unconditional Western support, living there for close to twelve years.

WATCH: Clearing Hatred

Brad Yates | Posted 12.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There's an awful lot out there in the media -- especially social media -- promoting hatred. But as compelling as it sometimes feels, there's no two w...

The House Sinatra Lived In

Michael Winship | Posted 12.12.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

I wrote for Sinatra once. Although as I've become fond of saying, you didn't so much write for Sinatra as at him.

Is Pakistan Just a Huge Trumpistan?

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Kashif N. Chaudhry

It surprises me how we, as Pakistanis, are so concerned about minority rights in distant lands, while ignoring them in our own.

Memo: To the Republican Party

Jim Moore | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Jim Moore

Speaking as a coalition of world leaders (absent the United States), it has come to our attention that Americans appear to be up against an intractable and irritable problem, a problem which, if not solved in a timely fashion, may well carry over into matters of state far beyond your borders.

Bigots Aren't Ashamed of Being Bigots, But Why Aren't They Ashamed of Being Cowards?

Spencer Critchley | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Obviously, bigots are cowards -- bigotry is born of fear plus ignorance. But one thing cowards fear most is being seen as cowards.

Mayor Of London Slams Donald Trump As 'Out Of His Mind'

HuffPost UK | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.09.2015 | World

Boris Johnson has become the first senior British politician to declare that Donald Trump's remarks about Muslims make him 'unfit' to serve as US Pres...

Donald Trump Denies He Plans To Visit Jordan At The End Of The Month

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday denied an Associated Press report that he planned to visit the majo...

Yellow Stars, Pink Triangles, and Blue Crescents

Geoff Livingston | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Geoff Livingston

As part of their systematic program of dehumanizing people in concentration camps, the Nazis made Jews and gays wear yellow star and pink triangle ...

Terrorism: A Challenge for the Social Sciences

Paul Stoller | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Paul Stoller

In today's world the stakes are high, the path is long and the challenge is great--time to dig in and continue the fight for science and reason.