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An Open Letter From a Syrian Activist: America's Anti-ISIS Strategy Is Unraveling

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Mohammed Alaa Ghanem

Few issues require as urgent attention as America's ISIS strategy. America's multi-year strategy against ISIS lies on the cusp of collapse. The Obama Administration needs to understand that its train-and-equip program is simply too piecemeal and too slow. To remain viable, moderate Syrian rebels need weapons now.

Profiles In Cowardice

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The United States Congress is currently abdicating one of its most solemn duties: declaring when America is at war, and with whom. This is nothing short of disgraceful, and every member of Congress who didn't actively push their leadership to hold a vote should be ashamed of themselves right now.

What's the Exit Strategy?

Mike Smith | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

What's the Exit Strategy?

Give War A Chance?

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While American politicians snipe at each other to try to find partisan advantages to use in the upcoming midterm elections, the hard questions are going unasked.

3 Million and Counting

Gregory Beals | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Gregory Beals

With Syria's war well into its third year, another depressing marker has been crossed - now more than 3 million men, women and children live as refu...

The Obama Tactic

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The American public isn't exactly strongly supportive of Obama's foreign policy right now, but one thing the public really doesn't support is getting involved with any of the various conflicts raging over there. We are still -- again, according to the polls -- a pretty war-weary nation.

This New York Hero Thought The Plastic Bag Was A Bomb

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.08.2014 | New York

He was covered in tattoos and American flag paraphernalia watching a fight in Alphabet City. “I’m a pop-artist," he said. "I make art from New Yor...

Arrest Linked To Gun Used After Boston Marathon Bombings

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events su...

Suddenly We're All Proportionalists?

Jonathan Russo | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
Jonathan Russo

The "proportionality" argument being used to singularly condemn Israel simply does not hold water. One only has to read a history book and take a hard look at the rest of the world to see why.

We Had 90 Seconds to Get the Children to the Bomb Shelter: A Psychologist in Jerusalem

Avidan Milevsky | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Avidan Milevsky

My wife heard it first and asked me to lower the music to see if I hear something. It was rather clear; like I have heard in the past on the news in the U.S., the siren consisted of an escalating sound which then tapered off only to escalate once again in multiple cycles.

Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary: A Meditation of Life in Exile

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Andrew Lam

For years I've had this dream: Sometimes I'm a bird, other times I'm fully human. Always it's a dive into the ocean. Bird, me as a child, as an adult -- no matter, in the dream, it's straight to the bottom I go. With bloody fingers, with a scratched beak, I try to excavate, to retrieve something hard to see.

Losing a Father, Learning to Forgive

Jo Berry | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Jo Berry

Gone are the days when the needs of our tribe, our community and our country were all that mattered. Now we know we are all connected.

Are Arab Bombs Deadlier Than Irish Bombs?

Monique El-Faizy | Posted 04.26.2014 | World
Monique El-Faizy

The IRA set off bombs in pubs, department stores, shopping centers, and subway stations and on busy roadways. There was no way to know what their target might be and when they might choose to strike. Yes, Egypt could still deteriorate that far, but it hasn't yet.

A Bizarre Trial for Lebanon

Allan Topol | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Allan Topol

The prosecutor has done a careful job assembling his case. It is likely that justice will be done in the Netherlands. But at what price for poor suffering Lebanon.

The 'Taverna Du Liban' Bombing -- An Eleventh Hour Wakeup Call

Marco Reininger | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Marco Reininger

The bombing is a bitter reminder of rampant self-deception in occupied Kabul, with its "Ring of Steel," and police checkpoints. A place where I myself became guilty of the perpetuation of talking vs. doing. It's a wake up call and broad hint to the fact that crunch time has begun.

Film Art and Civilian Bombings in Sudan: More Than Just Incongruous

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Eric Reeves

Such attitudes do much to explain why a year after the film festival millions of Sudanese continue to face not only relentless aerial bombardment, but severe deprivation and increasingly, in all three regions, the threat of catastrophic mortality from malnutrition and disease.

Let the Fire Burn

Gaye Theresa Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Gaye Theresa Johnson

Let the Fire Burn, the new documentary from director John Osder, recounts seven years of persecution by Philadelphia police of the MOVE organization, and the city-sanctioned bombing of their home and headquarters in 1985.

The Difference Between Heaven and Hell

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mohamad, his wife, Sara, 37, and nine other families, all Syrian refugees, crowded together, pressed against the cement back wall of their home. Another bomb followed, and then another, until approximately 2 am.

50 Years Ago in a Church In Alabama

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. Galen Guengerich

Today as always, we stand at the intersection of prologue and possibility. Our challenge in religious terms is to open ourselves to the experience of the divine -- of being connected to everything.

Proper Bombing and Its Uses

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 11.05.2013 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

To listen to John Kerry go on and on and on about a surgically defined, internationally sanctioned, proportionately debilitating, consequence free action is to realize there is more than one way to endure a drone attack.

Why, Again, Must America Be the World's Policeman?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Over a lifetime of far more warfare than peace, I've seen the United States kill more innocents than bad guys and cure very few of the world's ills with its bombs or soldiers' boots.

Boston Bombing Suspect Was Shot In The Face: Doctor

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.20.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been shot through the face and had a fractured skull, wounds to his lower extremi...

Is Rouhani's Government of 'Foresight and Hope' for All Iranians?

Roya Boroumand | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Roya Boroumand

President Rouhani has pledged to defend every single proposed minister. Why Pour-Mohammadi, whose nomination in the former administration had caused outrage?

Watch: Ulster in Media Spotlight Again -- Now Peace Not Conflict

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.16.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

For PBS' weekend network show Religion and Ethics Newsweekly I've been reporting on the town's special place in the violent "Troubles" of the past few decades, and in the story of Ulster's peacemaking process that has now largely displaced that violence.

'Why Did We Choose Boston?'

Jess Coleman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

I don't know. I'm outraged too. I'm upset too. But when our media chooses random deaths to focus on for weeks; when our president chooses random cities to console -- that brings our perspective into question.