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Radicalism

Why a Socialist Became Senator from Vermont

John Weeks | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
John Weeks

Despite being born in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders fits easily into the Vermont radical tradition. One of his main issues, reform of Wall Street, reflects not only his political outlook but also the finance-unfriendly regulatory environment in Vermont.

Presidential Politics and the American Soul

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.28.2016 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

When I want to believe that America is a democracy -- indeed, to feel so deeply this is so that my soul trembles -- I turn to Martin Luther King, who gave his life for it.

Young Muslims Engaged in Jihad throughout Canada

Luqman Ahmed | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
Luqman Ahmed

We feel that the true battle against extremism and radicalism is a battle of ideologies and education, not one fought with guns and bombs.

Obama's Tricky Balancing Act In Getting Muslim Americans To Fight Radicalization

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Muslim American officials and even some experts on violent extremism aren't entirely sold on a recent push by the Obama administration ...

More Fictional Days of Rage

Jonah Raskin | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books
Jonah Raskin

Author and activist Diana Block calls her narrative, "Clandestine Occupations," "an imaginary history," though she might have simply described it as a novel, or perhaps as a roman a clef, to borrow the French phrase for a tale in which fictional characters are based on real people.

Fear Cannot Be Our Motivation To Unite

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

The Paris attacks have prompted people of all faiths and views to urge unity as a cure for terrorism. I agree that unity is a cure for terrorism. What I am less content with is that terrorism is the reason for unity. As long as fear is our motivation to unite, in the absence thereof we will also avoid unity.

Anti-Muslim Buddhist Group Gains Political Clout In Myanmar

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion

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Ex-FBI Agent: Detroit Kids Could Be Radicalized By ISIS

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

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The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism

Brenda M. Seaver | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Brenda M. Seaver

Anecdotal evidence from the last decade suggests that U.S. officials need to consider the multiple ways in which the rising global middle class is fueling radical politics.

Je Suis Nigeria

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Michael Shammas

American media should not pretend as if nothing is happening as Nigeria continues to battle the ignorant cancer calling itself Boko Haram. Nigeria's struggle with radicalism is at least as newsworthy as our own.

The Real War Is the Ideological One

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Whenever violent acts take place, the natural response is the need to obliterate the group or militias behind it militarily.

Democratic Islam Is the Best Antidote to ISIS

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Tunisia, which had shown Arabs a way out of the prison of dictatorship through peaceful protest, is today demonstrating that on the ruins of the old order a democracy could be built.

Why Are Young Voters Abandoning Their Political Destiny?

Alison Sher | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Alison Sher

We sacrifice salary to adhere to an ethical code. Our stance on social issues is largely liberal, though our opinions paradoxically, and perhaps ignorantly, contradict themselves.

A Cacophony of Culinary Lunatics

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The very ingredient some rail against is the very ingredient others recommend, with equal passion and conviction, as the substitute for the thing they know to be the true source of all evil in the kitchen.

The Millennial Solution - Iraq's Peaceful End

Richard Fowler | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Richard Fowler

Our generation deserves a meaningful end to a baby-boomer/warmonger created conflict and that end must include rational conversation, not more boots on the ground. The only way to honor the lives of those that have fallen in Iraq is to forge a meaningful peace in the region.

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

On Faith and Data

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have clung to the conviction that truth is often immediately furtive, but relentless and ultimately indomitable. Seekers of truth are patient of necessity, obliged to be disciples of time. So far, I have kept the faith that eventually enough data would rally us to common understanding and common cause.

The Ownership Revolution

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

"There is a new movement that doesn't know it's a movement," said Todd Johnson, according to Marjorie Kelly in her book, Owning Our Future. In the c...

The Media Should Stop Calling Tea Party Radicals "Conservative"

David Jenkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

Almost every day we are subjected to the lunacy of actual conservatives being attacked by radicals for not being "conservative" enough. Then, when the media reports on these attacks, it offers no challenge to their faulty premise.

The World Must Refresh Its Perspective on Women

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.17.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

The essence of radical perspective on women -- and this is not a perspective specific to the extremists of the Muslim world -- is based on an understanding which considers women to be deficient both religiously and mentally.

Make 2014 a Referendum on Republican Radicalism

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This country cannot continue to lurch from crisis to crisis because one radical faction refuses to accept the results of an election. We need two parties that compete for votes at the ballot box and then, after the elections are over, act responsibly and get down to the business of governing.

'We Made A Lot of Mistakes But We Were Right' -- Robert Redford Explores Radical Questions From the 60s and Today

Rick Ayers | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Rick Ayers

It has finally happened. We knew it was coming. With the release of Robert Redford's film adaptation of Neil Gordon's book The Company You Keep, the Weather Underground has achieved the status of a cultural trope.

Mr. President: How Do You Define Precise?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Robert Greenwald

Currently in Pakistan filming with victims of drone attacks, I have never had a more haunting and harrowing experience than looking into the eyes of person after person, and hearing them talk about their homes, villages and families destroyed by drone attacks.

Butte, Montana Goes to the Polls

Brian Kahn | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Brian Kahn

For six and a half hours I watched the people vote. They got their ballots from volunteers who knew what they were doing and treated their neighbors with friendly respect.

Conserve Or Transform: Religion’s Dilemma

David M. Gordis | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
David M. Gordis

We need to nurture our ability to hear as well as to speak, to learn as well as to teach, and to do our best to enhance the quality of life for all people. This requires a radical transformation in our understanding of the meaning of religious truth.