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robert-earle's picture
Jan.10.2014
A Delicate Truth by John le Carré represents his full turn from the Cold War into the War on Terror.  It’s somewhat choppy because its parts are presented out of sequence and he moves from the past to present tense without explanation, but the oddities of this tale hold up. I don’t like to...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.10.2013
Pastor Terry Jones will burn 3000 copies of the Quran. A group of American Muslims will donate blood in response. While this pacifist reaction is good, why do Muslims, who are professionals, who contribute to the economic and social life of the U.S., have to get defensive and try to "overturn the...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Apr.16.2012
In the first part of this interview which occurred in May 1998, a little over two months before the U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, Osama bin Laden answered questions posed to him by some of his followers at his mountaintop camp in southern Afghanistan. In the latter part of the...
dennis-loo's picture
Jan.06.2012
The media have, with few exceptions, not covered the passage and signing by Obama of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) in a fashion that would alert the populace to the momentousness of what is afoot. Even among those who know of the NDAA, many are reacting with astonishing...
dennis-loo's picture
Dec.04.2011
I'm going to quote a passage from my latest book here in connection with the Senate's passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 a few days ago because it helps to contextualize what's going on here: "If the 'War on Terror' is treated as the nation’s foremost concern, and if the...
dennis-loo's picture
Oct.09.2011
The text of my talk on October 9, 2011:             First, a few words about why I wrote this book [Globalization and the Demolition of Society]. The book’s subject is neoliberalism and why it’s a dire threat to the planet. Neoliberalism is a...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
Sep.12.2011
Everyone has a story about where they were, what they were doing, and how they first learned about the collapse of the Twin Towers in Manhattan, and the subsequent attack on the Pentagon, but my story really began a few months before that horrific day. In July, 2001, I had been working as director...
steven-robert-travers's picture
May.03.2011
It was October 27 when the Series opened at Bank One Ballpark. 9/11 had pushed the whole season back, but of course weather was no concern in the desert. Schilling faced the creditable Mike Mussina. Luis Gonzalez’s two-run homer ignited a four-run fourth. They added four more to put it away....
tim-wise's picture
May.02.2011
There is a particularly trenchant scene in the documentary film, Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead, in which Blecker - who teaches at New York University School of Law and is the nation's most prominent pro-death penalty scholar - travels to Tennessee's Riverbend Prison for the execution of convicted...
aberjhani's picture
May.02.2011
Until late Sunday evening on May 1, 2011, the big news in discussions focused on President Barack Obama throughout the weekend was that he and First Lady Michelle Obama were scheduled to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show on May 2. Then TV journalists interrupted regular television broadcasts at...