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Archive for January, 2010

Congress Demands Arab Censorship

Isn’t it ironic that around the same time Hillary Clinton made a big speech defending the “freedom to connect” on the internet, Congress should be demanding that Arab states use their authority to pull independent media off the air?

American Oligarchy

The cost of America’s global empire is eroding democracy at home. It’s time to find new models, and a better way.

My Powerful Voice

I know my voice isn’t being heard in Washington, and there’s probably good reason for that. But at least spare me the fatuous talk, Mr. President, because you don’t even know me.

“Internet Freedom” as Foreign Policy?

Middle East expert Mark Lynch has some valuable thoughts on American efforts to use “internet freedom” to promote its foreign policy interests, particularly in Iran.

War Is Theft

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”

I’ve Been Nominated

I’ve been nominated for the 2010 Best of Morocco Blog Awards in two categories, best news blog and best overall blog.

The Case for the Moroccan Sahara

Why is it so hard to find views in the Western media supporting Morocco’s position on the Sahara conflict? I decided to look into things for myself, and see what I could come up with.

Islamic Parties Aren’t All That Popular

“Do Muslims automatically vote Islamic? … Given the choice, voters tend to go with secular parties, not religious ones.”

Asking Why

America needs to understand that the Muslim world isn’t judging us by our words, but by our actions. The way for the U.S. to earn trust is to change its behavior.

The Widening Gyre

Attempting to use reason to defend unreason leads to moral bankruptcy. America is no longer the force for good it might once have been, it is a military dynamo and spreader of chaos. Subtle reasoning won’t change that. Only repentance can change that.