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Payday Loans and the Rise of Vampire Capitalism

Ethan Rabidoux | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Ethan Rabidoux

Payday loan companies have managed to fly beneath the radar of public scrutiny for far too long. I suspect it's because their victims are the weakest among us who don't have a voice.

Can Egypt Move Beyond the Politics of Retribution?

Stanley Weiss | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Stanley Weiss

BALI, Indonesia-- Former United States President Bill Clinton likes to tell the story about the time Nelson Mandela first took him to see his old pris...

For Former Members Of Mubarak's Party, First Free Vote Brings Unprecedented Challenge

AP | By AYA BATRAWY | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

ASSIUT, Egypt -- In conservative Egyptian villages where tribal and familial affiliations reign supreme, parliamentary candidates can no longer rely o...

Bob Rae's Summer Adventure

Keith Beardsley | Posted 09.04.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

As time marches on, Rae will find that the media will become less and less interested as there is a new game in town that offers more punch, excitement and perhaps even more opportunity for a few slip ups -- namely the NDP.

NDP: Unfinished Business With Integrity Commissioner Probe

CBC.ca | Laura Payton | Posted 07.22.2011 | Home

The New Democrats say they aren't finished with an investigation into the work of the former public sector integrity commissioner, even if a committee...

Canada Needs More Arts Funding: NDP

The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2011 | Home

OTTAWA -- A group of four New Democrat MPs with a background in the arts said they are forming a new culture caucus and asking the Tories to consider ...

Egyptians Unseat the Pharaoh

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

There have been many sacrifices, human, economic and social. But from this ordeal, Egypt was delivered, reborn and will hopefully emerge as a healthy nation with an awakened spirit.

From Egypt: A Proud Wimp Holding All None Wimps in Very High Regard

Noha Khattab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noha Khattab

I believe the Egyptian people have won a huge battle, and are on the verge of winning what has turned into a war. Egyptians today are not comparable to Egyptians on the morning of January 25.

Egyptian People Tell Mubarak OUT

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

The Egyptian people have decided to communicate directly with the oppressive regime to demonstrate that they want the regime out.

Amr Moussa May be Offering a Safe Exit for the Egyptian Regime

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the Arab League, has made a surprising statement regarding his intentions to run as a candidate in Egypt's presidential race.

Step Aside, Justice: Judges Out of the Picture in Egypt's Elections

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

Justice Waleed El Shafey is puzzled. Why would the regime bring judges to supervise elections where they have no authority or power to do their job?

Does the National Day of Prayer Violate Church-State Separation?

K. Hollyn Hollman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
K. Hollyn Hollman

There is no problem when Americans -- including public officials -- gather to pray. Questions properly arise, however, when the government, by an official act of Congress, urges citizens to engage in a religious exercise.

Circling Around the Divisiveness of a National Day of Prayer

Janet Haag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Janet Haag

I continue to be fascinated by the controversy and commentaries connected to the National Day of Prayer! What is most striking is the more extreme the view, the less knowledge there is about the designated "adversary."

Happy National Day of Prayer...Or Is It National Day of Fighting Over Prayer?

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

Media reports on the recent National Day of Prayer controversies peddle a common tale: religious pluralism has undermined the American practice of harmonious prayer. However, no storyline could be further from historical reality.

Who Needs a National Day of Prayer?

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

I know enough about the subject to realize that for prayer to be meaningful, it has to come from the heart, be freely chosen, and not be an engine of state policy. Prayers pushed by the government aren't worth saying.

Play Fair And Egypt May Yet Be Land Of The Rising Son

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

To his supporters he is a voice of reform in a stagnant country. To his detractors he represents the ruling elite responsible for the stagnation of th...

iTunes Dominates Music Sales; Apple Sells One Out Of Every Four Songs Sold In U.S.

MacWorld | Peter Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The iTunes Store can claim 25 percent of all music sold in the U.S., according to the NPD Group, up from 21 percent in 2008 and 14 percent in 2007. Wa...

Gamal Mubarak for A Second Term?

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

These and many other counts of corruption and abuse of power have managed to give "liberal" policies a bad name amongst Egyptians, who now think that Liberalism is equal to nepotism.

Millions of 'Dangerous' Socialists Massed on Northern U.S. Border!

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Mann

Government-run health care is only one thing we Americans can learn from Canada and its "left-leaning" political leaders.

Danger! A Nation of Socialists Lurks Just Across Our Border!

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Mann

In the current health-care debate, we could learn a lot from our closest neighbors, although, as usual, we probably won't.