iOS app Android app


ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

From the Renaissance to a Possible Global Catastrophe

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

A democratic revolution might just save us from the folly of a machine civilization fired by nuclear bombs, petrochemicals and coal. The sun is an endless source of non-polluting power. An ecological civilization is the answer.

WATCH: Morphing Map Covers 1,000 Years In 5 Minutes

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While most European borders may seem permanent and fixed, a new video illustrates their fluidity over the last 1,000 years. The clip, "10 Centuries I...

Fight Crime, Ban Symbols

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Suzette Standring

A patch, label or logo does not a murderer make. Let's not start down a road where in time the government gets into the business of controlling tee-shirt slogans.