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A Public Divided: Americans' Attitudes About Torture

A Public Divided: Americans' Attitudes About Torture

Kathleen Weldon  01.15.2015
Central to the American public's understanding of the torture debate is their belief that torture provides important information about...
The Attacks in Paris Are a Clarifying Moment for Freedom of Speech

The Attacks in Paris Are a Clarifying Moment for Freedom of Speech

Peter Scheer  01.15.2015
The terrorist attacks in Paris, for all their horror and barbarity, are a clarifying event. Freedom of speech, we can all see, is the ultimate...
Partners in Terror

Partners in Terror

Robert Koehler  01.15.2015
There's a certain type of solidarity that requires an enemy, and I'm certain the national leaders who marched in Paris on Sunday were there...
John Boehner Credits Government Surveillance For Uncovering Capitol Bomb Threat

John Boehner Credits Government Surveillance For Uncovering Capitol Bomb Threat

AP  01.15.2015
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says a controversial government surveillance program is responsible for alerting authorities...

Which Freedom of Speech Do You Believe In?

Richard Dare  01.15.2015
One of the principal reasons atrocities like the Charlie Hebdo massacre continue to occur is because "freedom of speech" means entirely...

Nothing Is Sacred

Richard J. Rosendall  01.15.2015
Neither public servants nor clergy nor holy books nor heroes are infallible. Battling obscurantism does not mean we are saints of any kind....

What Happened to Global Solidarity?

Nate Jara  01.14.2015
If the moderate Muslim community is the key to defeating radicalism that so many seem convinced that it is, then we cannot continue this...
A Yoga Love Letter From New York to Paris

A Yoga Love Letter From New York to Paris

Susanna Harwood Rubin  01.14.2015
This past Sunday morning I gave a workshop on the Bhagavad Gita for my friends' yoga teacher training in Paris. It had been planned since...
Compromising Freedoms Clouds Fight Against Terrorism

Compromising Freedoms Clouds Fight Against Terrorism

Aaron Rhodes  01.14.2015
A day after at least 1.5 million came out to protest the murder of Charlie Hebdo journalists and support freedom of speech, the French...
The Islamic World Is at War With Itself, Not the West

The Islamic World Is at War With Itself, Not the West

Raymond Barrett  01.14.2015
While religion can play an important role in demarcating the teams, ultimately these disputes are about who controls the levers of power,...

Why God-Fearing Social Conservatives and Politically Correct Liberals 'Are Not' Charlie Hebdo

H. A. Goodman  01.14.2015
Murderous rampages aren't usually difficult events to judge. Sadly, both conservatives and liberals have found ways to tepidly condemn...
Boko Haram in Baga: One of the Deadliest Terrorist Attacks in Modern History

Boko Haram in Baga: One of the Deadliest Terrorist Attacks in Modern History

Daniel Gastfriend  01.14.2015
We should strive to reaffirm the most basic principle upon which our societies stand: that all individuals are created equal. We have...
How Netanyahu's Policies Are Fueling Anti-Semitism

How Netanyahu's Policies Are Fueling Anti-Semitism

Alon Ben-Meir  01.14.2015
It is one thing to travel to France and demonstrate solidarity with the French people after the horrific execution of 12 journalists at...