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ISIS:  How to Defeat a Phony “Caliphate”

ISIS: How to Defeat a Phony “Caliphate”

By John Esposito via Huffington Post Containing and ultimately defeating ISIS will require both short and long-term response. ISIS expansion has been made possible by political conditions in Syria and Iraq, ethnic-religious/sectarian…

Mansplaining Women’s Pay Gap  (John Oliver satire)

Mansplaining Women’s Pay Gap (John Oliver satire)

John Oliver explores America’s wage gap between men and women and proposes a possible solution. Note: Solution proposed is 100% sarcastic. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Wage Gap between Women…

Can you Pass the Hamas Quiz?

Can you Pass the Hamas Quiz?

By Jeffrey Rudolph (updated) The degree of mainstream media distortion concerning Hamas is endemic in the US and Canada. In my local newspaper, the Montreal Gazette, one searches in vain for meaningful…

Can the Kabbalah teach us to Repair Climate Change?

Can the Kabbalah teach us to Repair Climate Change?

By Alexandra Piacenza How can Kabbalah, the system of mystical interpretation of Jewish scripture with roots in the 13th century, have a bearing on modern-day environmentalism? In the Kabbalistic view, God’s very…

Has the War on Terror Failed?

Has the War on Terror Failed?

AJ+ “Has the West’s global “War on Terror” failed? Thirteen years of U.S. counter-terrorism policies have opened up a Pandora’s box of questions – both political and ideological.” Aj+ Has the War…