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Why the U.S. Census still uses the term ‘Negro’

For years, Malcolm X criticized white-Americans as “blue-eyed devils,” but when he went on a pilgrimage to Mecca – and saw Muslims of all different races, including white – he changed his views about skin color. The question of who … Continue reading

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Muslim punk music: A 9/11 story

Around the world, the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is always pause for reflection – a chance to commemorate the innocent people who lost their lives eight years ago, a chance to reassess the impact of the most cataclysmic event … Continue reading

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Robert McNamara: reluctant anti-war activist

During the run-up to the Iraq War, Robert McNamara never joined an anti-war protest, never went on CNN to voice his displeasure at George W. Bush. That wasn’t McNamara’s style. But he did announce his views on conflict in general, … Continue reading

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Don't feel sorry for Sarah Palin

She is the Dan Quayle of her time – a political lightweight who was plucked from relative obscurity to be the fresh face of the Republican Party, only to become a laughing stock instead. Quayle couldn’t spell, couldn’t articulate a … Continue reading

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Obama and the I-word (Iran)

  On the same day that Barack Obama went on television in L.A. to chat with Jay Leno about sports, politics, and the economy, he appeared on computer screens in Tehran, thanks to a pre-made video message that – like the … Continue reading

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