Your Tax Dollars Enable Police Brutality Abroad

Your Tax Dollars Enable Police Brutality Abroad

Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement exploded into the headlines, violence by American police officers has come under fire from activists and ordinary citizens alike. Less discussed, however, is how the U.S. government winks at the police brutality of its client...
Et Tu, Buddhist?

Et Tu, Buddhist?

Throughout the centuries people have killed each other in vast numbers for the very best of reasons — religion. Oh they’ve done it for other reasons too — money, politics, geography, skin color, revolution — but never with more enthusiasm than when the cause was...
A Better Way to Run Elections

A Better Way to Run Elections

Once upon a time there were at least nine Republicans running for president. It turns out that almost every Republican in the country thought that Tim Pawlenty would be a pretty good president. Indeed, he was everyone’s second choice. But everyone had one other person...

Sidelining Egyptian Women after the Uprising

A century ago, more than a million people marched in streets across Europe on the first International Women’s Day. They called for an end to discrimination and for women to have the same rights as men to work, vote, and shape their countries’ futures. A...

What’s at Stake in Wisconsin

When the riots in Tunisia began I went out into the streets and shouted, “Today we are all Tunisians.” “Right on,” a middle-aged guy with a Keith Richards face shouted back. When the riots in Egypt started I went out into the streets and shouted, “Today we are all...
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