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Plain Questions to Sheikh Hasina

Shafi Ahmed Chowdhury

I am not a professional writer nor have I any interest in the revengeful politics of our country. But I have a conscious and human mind. This is what compels me to put some questions to Madam Sheikh Hasina. I am doing it because I consider AL at least a political party […]

By |January 6th, 2013|Bangladesh, Politics|0 Comments

Welcome Back to the Dark Ages

By Paul Krugman

Quite a few bloggers are having fun with Senator Marco Rubio’s bobbing and weaving in response to a question from GQ magazine during a recent interview:
GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?

Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what […]

By |December 9th, 2012|Activism, International, Religion, Society|2 Comments

The Koran Unveiled

written by Attila Romenian

Questions:

1. Does the Koran really call for war against non-Muslims?
2. Does it really sanction domestic violence and say women have to obey men?
3. Does it really mandate women to cover up from head to toe?
4. Are Muslim men really promised virgins and wine in paradise?
5. Does the Koran really endorse martyrdom?
6. Does […]

By |December 9th, 2012|Education, Religion, Society|4 Comments

At Least at the UN, Palestine Returns Home

by César Chelala

After an overwhelming vote in her favor (138-9 with 41 abstentions), Palestine has finally returned home. Sixty-five years after the United Nations General Assembly voted for the partition of Palestine into two states (one Jewish and one Arab), Palestine was granted a non-member observer State status in the United Nations, reaffirming […]

By |December 1st, 2012|Celebration, International|2 Comments

Israel-Palestine: What is the US National Interest?

Written by Ralph Nader

Israeli elections are coming up in January so it is Palestinian hunting season again. Israeli cynics call it a time “for mowing the grass.”

Out comes the well-worn playbook by Israel’s militaristic government that has worked to silence Israeli politicians and citizens who want a two-state solution. This is an opportunity to […]

By |November 21st, 2012|International|1 Comment

Romney and Ryan’s Dangerous Tax Roadmap

by David Cay Johnston

Together Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have put human faces on how the super-rich game the tax system to pay less, pay later and sometimes not pay at all. Both want to expand tax favors for the already rich, like themselves.

Their approach favors dynastic wealth with largely tax-free (Romney) or completely […]

By |September 13th, 2012|International, Politics, Society|0 Comments

Bill Clinton: The Great Deregulator

by Robert Scheer

Bill Clinton bears as much responsibility as any politician for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the wild applause for his disingenuous speech at the Democratic National Convention last week is a sure sign of the poverty of what passes for progressive politics.Former President Bill Clinton addresses the Democratic National […]

By |September 11th, 2012|International, Politics, Society|0 Comments
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