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Banning (Muslims) Terrorists in the Trump Era

The only thing worse these days than the twittering rhetorical effluvium of President Trump is the impact of his executive disorders. Without consulting seasoned diplomats at the State Department, nor with the approval of the acting Attorney General, the Bannon-led cabal of Trump insiders created chaos at airports in the United States and around the More...

by Daniel Martin Varisco | Published 8 months ago
By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, January 30th, 2017

The Statute against Liberty

In 1886, slightly more than a century after the birth of the United States of America, the government of France gave a gift to my country: the iconic Statue of Liberty in New York City’s busy harbor. Less than More...

By Elisa Grusell On Friday, January 20th, 2017

Amnesty International USA to Co-Sponsor Women’s March on Washington on January 21

Amnesty International USA will co-sponsor the Women’s March on Washington, which is set for January 21, 2017, the day after the presidential inauguration. “We’re proud to stand with people from all across More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

War with the Sexes

Much has been written about the age-old war “of” the sexes, pitting males against females. When Muslim women in niqab are written about in the West, it is invariably about the patriarchal mode that is said More...

By Mahjoob Zweiri On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Donald Trump: Are there any similarities?

The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States (US) has surprised not only the Americans, but also the whole world. A lot of questions were asked about the reasons that led to this tragic More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, January 9th, 2017

Faith, Hope and Charity

As a child growing up in northern Ohio, I was nurtured on the beguiling rhetoric of the King James Version of the Bible. Archaic and obscure as this early 17th century translation has become, there are certain phrases More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Violence, Climate Change and the Water Crisis

From a historical perspective, it is difficult to argue that the current level of violence and armed conflict in the Middle East is unique. The monumental inscriptions of Pharaohs, Babylonian and Assyrian kings More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Friday, December 9th, 2016

Bombs, Billions and Body Parts

War has always been a nasty business. Hand-to-hand combat, the anti-modus-vivendi before gunpowder, was brutal with spears, swords and daggers tearing into flesh. World War I introduced aerial bombardment, carried More...

By Joel W Abdelmoez On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Progressive bigotry and liberal homophobia

Many words have been spilled in texts about homosexuality, homophobia, and Islam, not least since Orlando. “What does the Quran say? What is the Muslim perspective? Can you be Muslim and gay?” The list of generalized More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Team Trump and Yemen

The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. President has left those of us who had some semblance of trust in the pre-election polling in a state of shock. Pundits are now scrambling to predict what Team Trump More...