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Arabs without God

Arabs without God

By Brian Whitaker, author of Arabs without God In the midst of sectarian turmoil in the Middle East, one section of Arab society rarely gets much attention: those who reject religion entirely.…

New Iraqi Government:  Less than Meets the Eye?

New Iraqi Government: Less than Meets the Eye?

By Juan Cole The Iraqi parliament finally voted in the government of new Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi on Monday, in what US Secretary of State John Kerry called a “turning point.” There…

Quashing Jewish Dissent on Israel

Quashing Jewish Dissent on Israel

By Shalom Goldman A New Yorker cartoon of a few years back shows Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. Looking at Moses, one Israelite says to the other, “Well, he’s…

NSA Spying: Now It’s Personal

NSA Spying: Now It’s Personal

By Eva Galperin and Nadia Kayyali via EFF Imagine that you watched a police officer in your neighborhood stop ten completely ordinary people every day just to take a look inside their…