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Nothing Is Sacred

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...
We Need Free Speech Because We Are Ignorant

We Need Free Speech Because We Are Ignorant

Michael Shammas  01.14.2015
We are all ignorant; none of us have all the answers. That fact is not only a strong argument in favor of free speech and against those...
Je Suis Larry Flynt?

Je Suis Larry Flynt?

Victor Dorff  01.14.2015
In our society, vulgarians like Larry Flynt and the murdered journalists of Charlie Hebdo are the vanguard who protect freedom of speech....

Young Soldiers Unabated to Fight Terrorism

Mariam Khan  01.14.2015
India's covert armed conflict in Pakistan via these terrorist factions is what has surfaced and is being talked about on various platforms,...

Halal and Kosher

Joseph B. Kadane  01.14.2015
I think the real opportunity for progress lies in the hands of the more orthodox Muslims and Jews. They may have more in common than they...

It's Time to End Torture

Lee H. Hamilton  01.14.2015
Some say our national security was well served by so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques," but the efficacy of torture and other...