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America's Challenge in the Arab World

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

The Arab public sphere is dominated by narratives that emphasize deep animosity toward the United States. Such suspicions often are rooted in real differences over policy. But they are also driven by self-serving machinations.

The End of Religious Freedom

James Peron | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
James Peron

We are all free to believe anything we want. We are not free to do anything we want, just because we call it religion. Our rights end where the rights of others begin. This is a line of demarcation too many on the religious right refuse to accept.

My Outing with Apartheid's Enforcers

James Peron | Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

It was during the twilight years of the evil called apartheid that I moved to South Africa to fight for causes that I deeply felt. In my apartment looking out toward the clunky Voortrekker Monument, I started a gay newspaper.

The 12 Worst Colleges For Free Speech

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

U.S. News can tell you which colleges and universities are ranked the "best," but what about your right to express yourself on campus?

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Care-Less?

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Birute Regine

What do tea baggers, big banks, and the followers of Westboro Baptist Church have in common? A stunted view of morality. The Tea party waves the flag...

California Uber Alles?

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Lukianoff

California's Constitution requires state employees to pledge to take up arms to defend the state against enemies. The oath was added in 1952; it was hardly justifiable then and is a bizarre anachronism now.