Opinion

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Terrorism and the lessons of African American history

President Obama cautioned us not to judge the more than a billion and half Muslims by the actions of relatively few violent extremists.

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Only tackling the root causes can end the cycle of violence

Only a sharp turn to peace and non-violence stands a ghost's chance of extricating humankind from this awful and seemingly intractable situation.

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Iranian Communists back Kurds resisting ISIS

The Tudeh's view is broadly aligned with those of other left and progressive organizations in the region.

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Memories of Ñancahuazú, Tlatelolco and Cubana de Aviación Flight 455

This time of year brings many memories. The memories are like echoes, for they coincide so closely with events of today, equally tragic and bloody.

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More war will not defeat ISIS and terrorism

As we reflect on the 13th anniversary of the attacks that shook our nation, it appears that little progress has been made in the "war on terror."

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Obama's anti-terrorism speech: Making perfect enemy of good

Pieces like Glenn Greenwald's long-winded dismissal of President Obama's anti-terrorism speech explain to me why a substantial section of the left is not yet fit to lead majorities of Americans.

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Chaos, then inspiration after bombing

The bravery of the first responders, whether public workers, runners, fans or race volunteers, in rushing toward those who were hurt and towards the explosion, smoke and chaos is to be saluted and recognized.

The Cuban Five, Alan Gross and the truth

Rejecting a U.S.-Cuba prisoner exchange, a recent Washington Post editorial brought new visibility to that possibility.

Why the drone wars threaten us all

Lost in debate over whether the Obama administration had the right executie Anwar al-Awlaki is who pulled the trigger?

Assassinating Anwar al-Awlaki

White House press secretary Jay Carney, responding to questions about under what authority a U.S. citizen can be assassinated, concluded with "I have nothing more for you."

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