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The Christmas Hope: A To-Do List for a Better World

The Christmas Hope: A To-Do List for a Better World

12.23.2014
Each year, I wish for the same things -- an end to war, poverty, hunger, violence and disease -- and each year, I find the world relatively...

Peshawar Attack: A Deadly Embrace

12.23.2014
I was heading home from the University of Karachi when my phone buzzed with a text message from a kin. '20 dead, APS in Peshawar under...
Cyberwar or Cybervandalism?

Cyberwar or Cybervandalism?

12.22.2014
Does hacking into a private entertainment corporation's computer files constitute an act of war? Against whom, exactly?

How to Save the World -- A Simple Answer

12.22.2014
Divisive thinking doesn't settle anger or fear but fuels both. In our common future, the problem is always the same everywhere--acting...

Hysteria Over North Korean Hacking Is Unwarranted

12.22.2014
Although John McCain's sidekick in threat exaggeration and bellicose strutting, Lindsay Graham, was outraged that President Obama called...

Potential UK Club Acquisition Could Help Qatar Polish Its Image

12.21.2014
A Qatari acquisition of Tottenham would no doubt at least temporarily refocus some of the negative reporting on the country. But it could...

Sadly, Rachel Maddow Just Insulted Every Independent Bookseller in America

12.20.2014
Will the truth ever be told about the courage exhibited by independent booksellers during that period? We can only hope so. In the meantime,...

2015 Predictions for Islamist Terrorism Worldwide

12.19.2014
What's in store for 2015? Here's what we can expect of Islamist terrorism in the coming year.

War on Poaching: 'Saving the Wild' Quotes of 2014

12.18.2014
There are a growing number of global citizens that refuse to believe in a world without elephants and rhinos, who believe that man has...

Who Would Jesus Waterboard?

12.17.2014
Ben Franklin once wrote that "it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer." Dick Cheney,...
Muslims 'Cannot Be Held Responsible' For The Minority Engaging In Terrorism

Muslims 'Cannot Be Held Responsible' For The Minority Engaging In Terrorism

Antonia Blumberg  12.17.2014
On Monday the international community was rocked by news that a "deeply disturbed individual” had taken 17 people hostage in a cafe in...
Pakistan Must Discard its 'Good Taliban, Bad Taliban' Narrative

Pakistan Must Discard its 'Good Taliban, Bad Taliban' Narrative

12.17.2014
The Pakistani government has put off a decisive move against the Taliban due to 'lack of political consensus.
Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

12.17.2014
Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness...
Extremism's Innocent Victims: Children and Islam

Extremism's Innocent Victims: Children and Islam

12.17.2014
Islam, my Islam, the Islam of 1.6 billion followers condemns the killing of children. It is a religion of peace, tolerance and mercy. So...