Category archives for Politics

This article was co-authored with Dr. Morad Abou-Sabe’, President of the Arab American League of Voters of New Jersey. CNN’s Ivan Watson talks to John King from Cairo about his exclusive interview with Egyptian activist Wael Ghonim. {February 9, 2011} The Egyptian revolution of January 25th, 2011 created widespread euphoria of the kind only wide-eyed…

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestine’s President Abbas gave back to back speeches last Friday at the United Nations General Assembly, a highly controversial event with Palestine’s bid for formal recognition. As a scientist, such matters are far too complex for me, as they are embedded with layers of subtlety and inscrutable politics. I am…

The Triumph of the American Madrasahs

This piece was co-authored with Sir Harold Kroto. New legislation suggests a more appropriate name for the U.S.A.: The Unenlightened States of America.

The interactive Google map tells a tale of horror: The Syrian army began an assault on Hama in the early morning. This video shows heavy fire. At least 116 people have been killed and dozens more injured. There are reports of some soldiers defecting.

Why is a local employee at Doctors Without Borders in Bahrain being targeted?

The three bands I will never take off. “Input band” to Utøya, the joy I had when I got this Thread WWAUFD – What Would AUF do, a band we had at the National Convention. A proverb I think about all the time Hospitals band – j I studied the tape yesterday, and noticed that…

In the United States, if you have been convicted of a crime and are later exonerated, you may be faced with fewer benefits than those guilty of a crime after serving a full prison sentence. According to the Innocence Project:

Pat Buchanan “Breivik May be Right”

Smiley 16-year-old Marianne Sandvik is still missing on the island. Source. As for a climactic conflict between a once-Christian West and an Islamic world that is growing in numbers and advancing inexorably into Europe for the third time in 14 centuries, on this one, Breivik may be right. Patrick Buchanan

Emma’s Hell on Utøya

SAVED LIFE: Emma Martinovic swam for their lives from the killer’s bullets. Foto: Marius Arnesen / Scanpix / Ap / TV 2-montasje Behind her she saw friends get slaughtered. Photo: Marius Arnesen / Scanpix / AP / TV 2-mounting I wanted to share a compelling personal account of the tragedy at Utøya, from 18 year…

Summer Camp at Utøya What did the young victims murdered at Utøya believe in?