The Executive Order Puts Us in Limbo

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by Mina Al-Oraibi Sadness. Frustration. Encouragement. Bewilderment. Anger. Motivation. Name the emotion, I have gone through it since last Friday when President Donald Trump stuck to his campaign pledge and imposed a blanket travel ban on millions, while suspending refugee… Continue Reading  

The Horror of Orlando

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by Graham E. Fuller  The mind cannot quite take it in—the wantonness of the Orlando events that now rank as the worst murder spree in US history. The longer range repercussions cannot yet be calculated, but if the past is any… Continue Reading  

Why Is it Specifically Muslims Who are Resisting the West?

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by Graham E. Fuller Many people ask why it appears to be specifically Muslims who are in confrontation with the West today, as compared to other ethnic groups who also bear historical grievances from treatment at the hands of the… Continue Reading  

The Alliance from Hell

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How the U.S. and Pakistan Became the Dysfunctional Nuclear Family of International Relations By Dilip Hiro via Tom Dispatch The United States and Pakistan are by now a classic example of a dysfunctional nuclear family (with an emphasis on “nuclear”).… Continue Reading  

Boykinism

Joe McCarthy Would Understand  By Andrew J. Bacevich via Tom Dispatch First came the hullaballoo over the “Mosque at Ground Zero.”  Then there was Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville, Florida, grabbing headlines as he promoted “International Burn-a-Koran Day.”  Most recently, we have an American posting… Continue Reading