Published November 22, 2013
In three main ways, the murder of President John F. Kennedy still has repercussions for Americans and the world, fifty years later.
Published May 14, 2013
Those who make all Islam their enemy not only succumb to a simplistic and essentialist illusion but they lack any mechanism to defeat it.
Published September 24, 2012
Does mocking Muhammad, burning a Koran, or calling Islam a cult constitute hate speech? And what about the respectful representations of Muhammad in the buildings of the US Supreme Court or the New York State Supreme Court?
Published September 21, 2012
What would happen if major media outlets reached a consensus -- “Enough of this intimidation, we will publish the most famous Danish Muhammad cartoon every day, until the Islamists tire out and no longer riot”?
Published August 30, 2011
On September 1, Mu'ammar al-Qadhdhafi (the proper transliteration of his name) would have been ruler of Libya for exactly 42 years, making him the world's longest ruling head of state. As he leaves the scene, his wretched reign deserves an appraisal.
Published April 06, 2011
Who is morally to blame for these deaths, Jones or the Islamists who seek to apply the laws of Islam in their entirety and as severely as possible?
Published March 29, 2011
Libya risks becoming Obama's Iraq – or worse if Islamists take over the country.
Published March 11, 2011
Here's my advice for President Obama on Libya.
Published March 01, 2011
The time has come to discard the soft bigotry of low expectations; speaking Arabic or Persian does not make one incapable of building democratic means to attain free ends.
Published January 04, 2011
Today, thanks in large part to efforts by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to "tame Wahhabi zeal," the most retrograde country has taken some cautious steps to join the modern world.