The ongoing internal conflict within the main opposition United National Party (UNP) is now unfolding in public, with independent statements, accusations and denials highlighting the party's fragmentation.
The ruling delivered last Wednesday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of five men subjected to "extraordinary rendition" and torture, is so troubling it takes a while to digest.
Two state, one state, or no state, Israeli and Palestinian fates are bound together and our educational systems must reflect that. We must learn more than one another's languages, cultures, histories, and values.
A profound societal change is needed that must start at the top. That vacuum of authority can be filled by a legitimate, unifying national leader that is seen as uncorrupt and has the capacity to build an independent nation.
Most immigrants in Russia come from Central Asian countries, where the money they send home accounts for nearly 10% of the country's GDP. But as new populations form enclaves, ethnic Russians have backlashed violently.
The American public's oppugnancy to the erection of the "ground zero mosque" only serves to reinforce the worst fears of Muslims around the globe -- which is a shame because obstructing such an endeavor couldn't be more un-American.
The Sierra Club wishes to close down the operations of a fertilizer producer. But do the economic and social pros and cons balance out, and if not, what can be done to bring greater equanimity to these confrontations?
For nearly a week now, it really seemed like nothing else mattered! Headline news every where, emails, phone conversation and public debates! I am of course referring to the recent 'Blackberry' crises that swept the world.