Tomgram: Stephan Salisbury, Being Muslim Is No Crime

Citizen Alioune How Not to Deal with Muslims in America By Stephan Salisbury Reprinted with permission of Alioune Niass, the Sengalese Muslim vendor who first spotted the now infamous smoking SUV in Times Square and alerted police, is no hero.… Continue Reading  

Europe’s Great Cover Up!

By Bill Fisher France is now poised to enact legislation making it illegal to wear the burqa (full body covering) and the niqab (face veil). And a growing number of European countries have already passed or are well on the… Continue Reading  

The Changing Face of American Zionism

Everyone is talking about Peter Beinart’s new piece in the New York Review of Books, in which the former New Republic editor excoriates the American Jewish establishment for stifling criticism of Israel and warns of plummeting levels of support for… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Obama’s AfPak Flip-Flop

Obama’s Flailing Wars A Study in BP-Style “Pragmatism” By Tom Engelhardt Reprinted with permission of On stage, it would be farce.  In Afghanistan and Pakistan, it’s bound to play out as tragedy. Less than two months ago, Barack Obama flew into… Continue Reading  

An Open Letter To Arizona Senator Sylvia Allen

By Bill Fisher Dear Senator Allen: Thanks for publishing your oped in the Austin Capital Times to explain SB 1070, Arizona’s new immigration law. Frankly, I think some of the rhetoric applied to this new measure has managed to generate… Continue Reading