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Radicalism

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

On Faith and Data

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have clung to the conviction that truth is often immediately furtive, but relentless and ultimately indomitable. Seekers of truth are patient of necessity, obliged to be disciples of time. So far, I have kept the faith that eventually enough data would rally us to common understanding and common cause.

The Ownership Revolution

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

"There is a new movement that doesn't know it's a movement," said Todd Johnson, according to Marjorie Kelly in her book, Owning Our Future. In the c...

The Media Should Stop Calling Tea Party Radicals "Conservative"

David Jenkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

Almost every day we are subjected to the lunacy of actual conservatives being attacked by radicals for not being "conservative" enough. Then, when the media reports on these attacks, it offers no challenge to their faulty premise.

The World Must Refresh Its Perspective on Women

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.17.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

The essence of radical perspective on women -- and this is not a perspective specific to the extremists of the Muslim world -- is based on an understanding which considers women to be deficient both religiously and mentally.

Make 2014 a Referendum on Republican Radicalism

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

This country cannot continue to lurch from crisis to crisis because one radical faction refuses to accept the results of an election. We need two parties that compete for votes at the ballot box and then, after the elections are over, act responsibly and get down to the business of governing.

'We Made A Lot of Mistakes But We Were Right' -- Robert Redford Explores Radical Questions From the 60s and Today

Rick Ayers | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Rick Ayers

It has finally happened. We knew it was coming. With the release of Robert Redford's film adaptation of Neil Gordon's book The Company You Keep, the Weather Underground has achieved the status of a cultural trope.

Mr. President: How Do You Define Precise?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Robert Greenwald

Currently in Pakistan filming with victims of drone attacks, I have never had a more haunting and harrowing experience than looking into the eyes of person after person, and hearing them talk about their homes, villages and families destroyed by drone attacks.

Butte, Montana Goes to the Polls

Brian Kahn | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Brian Kahn

For six and a half hours I watched the people vote. They got their ballots from volunteers who knew what they were doing and treated their neighbors with friendly respect.

Conserve Or Transform: Religion’s Dilemma

David M. Gordis | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
David M. Gordis

We need to nurture our ability to hear as well as to speak, to learn as well as to teach, and to do our best to enhance the quality of life for all people. This requires a radical transformation in our understanding of the meaning of religious truth.

The Dim World of Light Bulb Politics

David Jenkins | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
David Jenkins

When widespread concern about energy waste caused states to start passing light bulb efficiency standards, the manufacturers sought a uniform national standard and got it.

Radical

Neil McCarthy | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Reasonable is not working. If I hear one more politician rail about the need to find bi-partisan common ground where immediate deficit reduction and job growth live in some sort of economic harmony, I am going to get sick. It isn't going to happen.

Why Russian Art Hooligans Voina Are In The News Again

Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

Charges against the Russian guerilla art group Voina have been dropped, according to the Russian news site RIA Novosti. The charges of hooliganism...

Determining Your Place on the Political Spectrum

Chloe Spencer | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Chloe Spencer

The political spectrum is the range of political attitudes of the public, going gradually from extreme to moderate to extreme: radical, liberal, moder...

Self-Righteousness: Why Do Some Of Us Think Only We Are Right?

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

When we get into the habit of competing over our beliefs, wanting to impose them upon others and not being able to relate to those with different views, then we limit the unlimited life.

Two Approaches to Radicalism

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Earlier this month, a U.S. congressional committee heard Melvin Bledsoe share the story of his son's conversion ("brainwashing," he called it) to Isla...

The Biggest Lies About Islam

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Azeem Ibrahim

I spend a lot of time in the US, and it is striking how pundits and columnists repeatedly get away with making claims about Muslims and Islam which fuel mistrust between Muslim countries and the West.

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Jesus said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I invited Beck to a civil and respectful conversation about the issues at stake here, but he has chosen a different path.

A Role for Muslim Americans in Preventing Extremism?

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

Inculcating a pride in citizenship and the responsibility of stewardship within Muslim youth is a message that needs to be reinforced-from the mosque pulpit to the kitchen table.

An Interview With the Late, Great Howard Zinn

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

In a 2008 interview, the progressive icon told me he believed that "the American people have the capacity to change the direction of our nation from being a military power to being a peaceful nation, using our enormous wealth for human needs."

Radicalism 101: The Airplane Plotter and the Thin Line Between Dissent and Terrorism

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

While London's bookstores, mosques and universities have been critical refuges for dissenting youths, they have also been places where suicide bombings have been glorified, excused and celebrated.

Woodstock Film Fest -- William Kunstler

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stewart Nusbaumer

A sensitive, truthful, insightful film about a lawyer who stood at the center of a confrontational movement as it spearheaded a political assault on injustice in America from Vietnam to the Chicago 7.

Asking Pakistanis, When?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Why have Pakistanis endured decades of bad politics and their violent consequences? Why do they watch their leaders play a foolhardy game with the Taliban? Can they not do more?

Glenn Beck: Van Jones Is a Radical Commie Intent On, Um, Creating Private Sector Jobs

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

The shadowy Apollo Alliance want the government to provide incentives to businesses to invest in green technologies. This kind of Stalinistic, top-down central planning leads only to disasters like the internet, the polio vaccine, and velcro.

Viva Obama! Now Let's Get to Work

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Te new President -- a "fellow citizen," in his own words -- actually seems predisposed to listen to us and encourage our initiative. He's youthful and, well, kind of cool.