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March 28, 2012

From Trayvon Martin Hoodies to Shaima Alawadi Hijabs: Who is Responsible for Hate in America?

Following the hate-driven murder of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi, we need to pay attention to the real cause of hate crimes in America: Messaging around fear, hate, and contempt of "others".
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March 28, 2012

There is No War on Women in the U.S. and We Should Stop Pretending There Is

There is a war on women in the world and it is not happening in the United States. Let’s do a little compare and contrast here to gain some perspective, shall we?
March 28, 2012

Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi Murders Show U.S. Hate Crimes Rising

As an American-Muslim, I stood with millions of Muslims to condemn Bin Laden's merciless killings. Today, I stand with a message: Justice for all, no matter what the color, religion, or creed.
March 28, 2012

JetBlue pilot story sensationalizes news, raises fear, and distorts reality

The media’s attention on the JetBlue pilot case raises the fear for air travel and terrorist attacks unnecessarily and distorts reality.
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March 28, 2012

Live Blog: Supreme Court Health Care Arguments, Severability and Why Obamacare is in Trouble

Live updates of the Supreme Court health care debate.
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March 28, 2012

America is far from the greatest force for good in the world

One can't stand the U.S. on a higher pedestal than China or Russia.
March 28, 2012

The Shaima Alawadi Murder and How it Will Impact American Muslims

The recent murder of an Iraqi-American Muslim Shaima Alawadi raises fear of hate crimes against Muslims, but also poses questions of the impact if it turns out to be a crime of domestic violence.
March 28, 2012

Trayvon Martin From a Muslim Perspective

We don't fully know what happened when Trayvon was killed, but we do know that George Zimmerman reported him as a "real suspicious guy" because he was Black. The same happens to Muslim men.
March 28, 2012

Bobby Rush Breaks the Rules to Stand With Trayvon Martin

Rep. Bobby Rush is challenging racism and speaking out for Trayvon Martin by wearing a hoodie, and should not have been removed from the House.
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March 28, 2012

Bobby Rush removed from the House in Trayvon Martin hoodie protest

The protests in the United States against racial profiling and hate crimes have reached a new level. Rep. Bobby Rush was removed from the House floor for dawning a hoodie this morning.
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March 28, 2012

Repealing Obamacare is a Political Mistake for Republicans

Republicans may think it is politically expedient to repeal Obamacare, but the law is more popular among Americans than they think it is.
March 28, 2012

Secret Docs Show National Organization for Marriage Aims for Gay vs. Black Social Warfare

Confidential NOM documents reveal the organization's plans to use religion to "drive a wedge" between gays and minorities. But can liberals use this moment to reach out to young people of faith?
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March 28, 2012

Herman Cain Rabbit Video is Attention-Seeking and Appalling

The former presidential hopeful has produced a shocking new "Sick of Stimulus" series including a sadistic little girl and animal abuse.
March 28, 2012

How to Stay Alive While Being Muslim American

If the mission is to survive, don't do make yourself “suspicious.” Some will take one look at your clothes and see nothing else. Any one of us could get killed today for being Muslim.
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March 28, 2012

Why the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee should be condemned in America

The Queen recently gave a special address inside the house of parliament to start her diamond jubilee celebrations. Why does this undemocratic institution receive no condemnation from the U.S.?
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March 28, 2012

Paul Clement Crushes Obamacare on Day Three of Supreme Court Health Care Arguments

What a difference preparation makes. Paul Clement was as smooth as Solicitor General Donald Verrilli was nervous. Clement successfully argued why the bill is unconstitutional.
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March 28, 2012

Barack Obama Open Mic Gaffe Shows Delay of Critical National Security Discussion Until After 2012

We, the people of the United States, expect our elected officials to perform the duties of their office and not spend their time winning votes for re-election.
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March 28, 2012

Supreme Court Justices Would Be Silly to Strike Down the Individual Mandate

I wish I could be confident that the Court will not do something so despicable as to strike down a bill that provides health care coverage to millions of people with preexisting conditions.
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March 28, 2012

Calls Mounting for Newt Gingrich to Drop Out and Support Rick Santorum

Newt Gingrich needs 83% of the remaining delegates in the primaries and has only 15% of Republican support, according to a recent poll. Isn't it time he heed the calls to drop out?
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March 28, 2012

U.S.-Pakistan Relations Remain Strained After Obama and Gilani Meet in Seoul

Despite the first high-level meeting in months between Pakistani and U.S. leaders in Seoul, their strained relationship will likely remain unchanged.
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March 28, 2012

Rupert Murdoch News of the World Scandal Shows Need for Integrity in Media

Given the demand of ratings and a 24-hour news cycle, "infotainment" and the means by which it is obtained dominate the journalistic landscape, but this needs to change.
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March 28, 2012

Rick Santorum's Epic Meltdown With New York Times Reporter Jeff Zeleny: Is This His Howard Dean Moment?

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum let his temper get the best of him when talking with a New York Times reporter, leading some to believe the final nail has been driven into the coffin.
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March 28, 2012

Rick Santorum: Unseen footage released from Rick Santorum's 2006 Senate campaign defeat

New documentary, Ain't Easy Being Green, features Rick Santorum in his 2006 Senate Campaign defeat.
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March 28, 2012

Rand Paul stops war with Iran by offering a one sentence amendment to Iran sanctions bill

Libertarian Senator Rand Paul tells Congress that if they want to start a new war, they need to officially declare it first.
March 28, 2012

Ann Coulter Wants to Deprive Women and Young People From Voting

If Ann Coulter had her way, young Americans, most college students, and all American women would not be able to vote.
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March 28, 2012

If Medicare For All is Constitutional, So is Obamacare

No one doubts that extending Medicare to all Americans — the “tax-and-government-benefit model” — would be constitutional. It would be perverse if the Court says the individual mandate is not.
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March 28, 2012

Behind Justice Kennedy, Supreme Court is Likely to Strike Down Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act has become a public policy albatross that most of the public wish the Supreme Court would take from around our necks. I’m betting the Court will oblige.
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March 28, 2012

Supreme Court Must Strike Down Big Government Health Care Bill

If the Constitution meant to give Congress the power to order everyone to enter into expensive contracts with private corporations, the Constitution would have said so.
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March 28, 2012

JetBlue pilot fiasco represents post-9/11 fears and a misguided approach to law enforcement

The recent events involving the Jetblue pilot who reportedly demonstrated erratic and bizarre behavior before being subdued by passengers is indicative of the post-9/11approach to law enforcement