Opinion

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Turn away from death and destruction

Our government bears a heavy responsibility for all these horrors; it's time to push for peace and for a humane foreign policy that puts people before profits.

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What is Hanukkah really all about?

Solstice? revolution? religious miracle? military might? Like most things, this holiday can be viewed from multiple perspectives.

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Progressive cinema at Traverse City: Focus on Middle East

As long as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land continues, there are films to bring us the truth. And they are getting better and growing in numbers.

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Syria and the Phantom

What was that Turkish F-4 Phantom II up to when the Syrians shot it down?

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Bring the troops home from Afghanistan

The American people know that to stop the killing in Afghanistan there is only one option: get all the U.S. troops out of there.

Israel’s war on democracy (and why Americans should care)

Israel has always presented itself as "an oasis of democracy in a sea of despotism," an outpost of pluralism surrounded by tyranny.

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Gene Sharp has half a recipe for revolution

I first heard of Gene Sharp from a commentator on National Public Radio. He said that he had examined the "Arab Spring" upsurges in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya  and Yemen.

Humanitarian intervention or regime change?

I was suspicious of the UN Security Council's establishment of a Libya no fly zone from the beginning, and events seem to be proving me right.

U.S. & Libya: Many questions remain

After President Obama's March 28 address to the nation on the U.S. and NATO military intervention in Libya, many questions remain.

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Libya: Just say "no” to a no-fly zone

Any such attack would mean destroying the Gaddafi regime's anti-aircraft missile installations, almost surely resulting in civilian casualties on the ground.

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