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Backlash follows Catholic Online’s misleading headline on “closure” of Vatican Embassy

Catholic Online, a leading news source for Catholics in the US and abroad, recently created the headline “Obama orders closure of Vatican Embassy.” This headline is misleading, overtly political, and even dangerous as it helps reproduce the myths that President Obama is anti-Catholic and that he is also a Muslim. Catholic Online forgot this quintessential point… Continue reading Backlash follows Catholic Online’s misleading headline on “closure” of Vatican Embassy

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How Would America’s Founding Fathers React to Syria?

In all likelihood, President Barack Obama will soon bomb Syria in the hope of dealing a blow to Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s regime. This dangerous act of war is a betrayal of the foreign policy vision of America’s founding fathers and will only serve to further weaken the US’s floundering moral credibility around the… Continue reading How Would America’s Founding Fathers React to Syria?

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Sarin gas and the “red line”

Word out of Washington, D.C. is that President Obama has seen enough of the Syrian Civil War and has decided to arm “the rebels,” a mix of different groups with different agendas. Obama suggested that a “red line” has been crossed when Bashar al-Assad‘s government forces used sarin gas, a deadly nerve agent, reportedly on… Continue reading Sarin gas and the “red line”

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Time For a New Patriot Act

2001 was a dark year for Americans. The Twin Towers fell. The Pentagon was struck. But the Nation lost much more than that in 2001. 2001 was the year that George W. Bush signed the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act is kind of like a propaganda document for the following reasons. Literally, the Patriot Act… Continue reading Time For a New Patriot Act

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Blaming “America’s Global Domination” for the Boston Marathon Bombing

Richard Falk, an American professor of international law at Princeton University, recently suggested that US foreign policy is to blame for the Boston Marathon bombings. His sentiments remind me of Noam Chomsky’s famous quote about terrorism: “Everybody’s worried about terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way; stop participating in it.” Do you agree with Falk’s words?… Continue reading Blaming “America’s Global Domination” for the Boston Marathon Bombing

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Wrong War, Wrong Methods, Wrong Enemy

Renowned scholar Akbar Ahmed discusses his new book The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam and elaborates on the devastating consequences of the U.S.’s drone bombing campaign in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

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Moral authority on the streets of Chicago to the tribal areas of Pakistan

Gary Younge at the Guardian makes an important point in his recent article (“Barack Obama is pushing gun control at home, but he’s a killer abroad”): Over the last few weeks there has been a distinct incongruity – to say the least – between the agenda Obama is promoting at home and the one he… Continue reading Moral authority on the streets of Chicago to the tribal areas of Pakistan