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Who Was Hussein and Why Does His Sacrifice Matter in 2016?

Walaa Chahine | Posted 10.12.2016 | Religion
Walaa Chahine

You have never truly heard of Hussein, Karbala, or Ashura, and you probably didn't need to. No, this time in Islamic and global history never meant anything, until now.

At Least Trump Got One Thing Right. There Were No WMDs in Iraq

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

Recently Donald Trump broke with the Republican convention and roiled the party base by boldly stating "You call it whatever you want. I want to tell you. They [the Bush administration] lied."

Apres moi le déluge

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

T he sentiment of "Apres moi le deluge" could easily be applied to the Middle East. Gaddafi, Hussein have fallen, along with Mubarak in Egypt and his ...

He's Not One of Us!

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

We like our presidents to be one of us, a regular person who drinks Bud Light and knows who Taylor Swift is. But the reality is, that's just the packaging. We really want a person who's NOTHING like a normal human.

Lucas Kavner

Deadliest Form Of Protest Theater Gains Popularity | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.13.2012 | World

Is the hunger strike having a moment? Practitioners of this extreme form of protest -- part political theater, part publicity assault -- have been mak...

Fear of Climate Change May Finally Be Trumping Ideological Denial

David Ropeik | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

The brain relies on several instincts to help us survive, and sometimes they conflict. One fear can literally contradict another. That's the case with climate change. The bad news is that at this point, the wrong ones are winning. The good news is, things may be changing.

Saddam Hussein Look-alike Says Iraqi Gang Tried To Kidnap Him For Porn Films

Posted 12.11.2011 | Weird News

An Egyptian man who looks like Saddam Hussein says a gang of Iraqi kidnappers tried to force him to act in a pornographic film. After refusing a $3...

The F Word: Lost Billions in Iraq

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Congress agreed to pump an extra $33 billion into Afghanistan this week, even as a new report revealed that almost nine billion earmarked for the nation's other occupation -- Iraq -- went missing.

Forbidden Rituals At The Hajj

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Since Shiites have no restriction on single women going for the Hajj, A Hajj first timer, Saju, is less than pleased to know that Saudi Arabia requires all women pilgrims below the age of 45 to be accompanied by a male relative.

How The FBI Broke Saddam - Without Using Torture

The Daily News | James Gordon Meek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Where were Iraq's WMD? How close was Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda, really? These were vital - but still unanswered - questions when the Iraqi despot wa...

A New Era for Muslims in America

Shahed Amanullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahed Amanullah

As one of many Muslims participating in the inaugural ceremonies this week, I felt what I can only describe as a healing embrace.

Barack Hussein Obama

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parvez Sharma

Even though the Republican party with its "Whites Only" narrative succeeded in making "Muslim" and "Arab", the dirtiest epithets in America, the Obama narrative silenced them.

We Should Embrace Obama's Middle Name

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Devin

When are we -- as progressives and liberals -- going to stop pandering to the obvious racism of others and stand up in defense of our candidate's full name? When are we going to be able to say Barack Obama's full name with pride, and not with trepidation?

Sam Stein

Another McCain-Palin Introducer Declares "Barack Hussein Obama" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the second time in three days, the speaker at a McCain campaign rally used Barack Obama's middle name "Hussein" in a demeaning fashion to ignite t...

That "Barack HUSSEIN" Business -- Put a Sock In It

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

In an L.A. Times column today, one Coloradan told Ron Brownstein something we've been hearing across the country: "I can't vote for a guy whose middle name is Hussein.''