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Steve Posner teaches Advanced Writing for International Relations and Global Economics at the University of Southern California. He has an Ed.M. from Harvard University and has been a featured guest on over 60 radio talk-shows throughout the United States, including having been profiled on NBC's "Today Show." His commentaries have appeared in The Washington Post, Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, Arizona Republic, Washington Examiner, and elsewhere.

Steve's latest book is Billy Graham & Me. He is also the author of Spiritual Delights and Delusions: How to Bridge the Gap between Spiritual Fulfillment and Emotional Realities and Israel Undercover: Secret Warfare and Hidden Diplomacy in the Middle East.

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Entries by Steve Posner

A Few Questions for Alec Baldwin

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 5:00 PM

I can't speak to the equation between homophobia and your comments about mother******* little queens and ****sucking paparazzi. I leave that to those who take offense.

As as Jew, I consider accusations that Israelis are like Nazis to be anti-Semitic. Yet when I overhear someone talking about Jewing a...

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Obama: Hope Amid the Hopeless

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 6:48 PM

President Obama's visit to the West Bank took him into the center of the Palestinian tragedy where outrage over Israel's military occupation and civilian settlements has been punctuated by bursts of terrorist violence, quiet oppression, and demoralizing acquiescence. Yet the Holy Land hillsides that are carved by the towering walls...

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Why Do Liberals Love Billy Graham?

(12) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 1:24 PM

When I first met Billy Graham in 1979, liberals were still troubled by his association with conservative candidates and their most recent standard-bearer, Richard Nixon. Yet as I discovered when writing Billy Graham & Me, the famous preacher is beloved by both the left and the right, by Democrats as...

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Meditation, Enlightenment, and Haiti

(10) Comments | Posted January 15, 2010 | 1:21 AM

Many of us aspire to an enlightened state of consciousness that can permanently free us of sorrow, insecurity, and struggle, bringing us into the light of a joyous spiritual fulfillment.
The path is within, we are told, the power of the silent present will take us into the...

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Shall We Abandon the Audacity of Hope?

(5) Comments | Posted May 3, 2009 | 8:53 AM

Shortly after Barack Obama was elected, I circulated a proposal to establish an Office of Bipartisan Public Outreach, to be headed by Melody Barnes, the Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Its mission would be to field bipartisan Democratic and Republican community teams that would emphasize points of...

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Why Are Israeli Spies Defending An Arab President?

(4) Comments | Posted April 14, 2009 | 2:34 AM

Egyptian security forces have launched a series of raids against Lebanese Hezbollah militants operating in Egypt. The Hezbollah agents were attempting to destabilize the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. The action by Mubarak's forces has been swift and lethal, with crucial information about the terrorist cells relayed to Egyptian security...

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Why Have The Beatles Returned to Maharishi?

(28) Comments | Posted April 2, 2009 | 8:41 PM

In accepting filmmaker David Lynch's invitation to play at a benefit concert in New York City's Radio City Music Hall to help fund the teaching of Transcendental Meditation (TM) to a million children, the two surviving mop-tops, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, reunited to reclaim their 1968 spiritual roots.

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Ode to Gaza

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2009 | 6:03 PM

Much of the killing in Gaza has stopped. All we have are remnant cries of mothers hunching at child limbs lost, of fathers sobbing at houses bashed, and tears of babes in tearless awe. The Muslim missiles across Jewish borders are nearly hushed. All we have are remembrances of cowered...

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The China Question: To Beg or to Blog?

(3) Comments | Posted August 4, 2008 | 1:04 AM

Do you know anyone who had to choose between begging and blogging? During my year in China, I met many who felt that they did.

I lived in Gubei, an upscale Shanghai neighborhood peopled with deal-making foreigners. They enrolled their children in expensive international schools and installed their diamonded wives...

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Obama, Patriotism, and Enlightenment

(4) Comments | Posted July 27, 2008 | 10:50 AM

Why was Obama waxing patriotic during his foreign trip instead of touting a universal spirituality that removes the need to make cultural and political distinctions?

Isn't American pride a regressive notion that encourages divisiveness rather than global harmony? Isn't patriotism the root cause of most wars?

Obama's spirituality is...

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Obama the Zionist Journeys to Palestine

(15) Comments | Posted July 23, 2008 | 9:31 AM

Barack Obama has now personally taken his praise of Zionism to a Palestine where his sentiment is viewed as a perverse glorification of Jewish racism. Will Obama's Zionism undermine his future efforts to bring peace to the region?

Behind the smiles and photo ops with President Mahmoud Abbas in...

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Obama's Faith-Based Program for Muslims

(1) Comments | Posted July 14, 2008 | 8:41 AM

This presidential election has of course highlighted the issue of race in America, but the question of faith has become almost as consequential.

A cabal of Barack Obama opponents trades in a false underground innuendo designed to sow fear with a pernicious question: Is Obama a secret Muslim? In...

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Israel's Exchange and Obama's Enemies

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2008 | 2:34 PM

Is Obama's embrace of Israel a feigned sop to the Jews? If not, then why such fervent pledges of support? They can only hinder the reconciliation with an Islamic world that Obama seeks and which we so urgently need. The imminent prisoner exchange between Israel and the Hezbollah Muslim extremists...

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Hiding Behind Bush: It's Time to Face the Real Enemy

(6) Comments | Posted July 9, 2005 | 12:09 AM

The London bombings have unleashed a predictable chorus of scorn. No, not the usual denunciations of al-Qaeda. It's that other familiar song: George Bush is the root cause of Islamist terrorism.

Let's review the logic.

Just last week George Bush delivered another speech urging a long-term commitment to...

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