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Anti-Muslim Subway Ads Enjoy the Freedom to Offend
September 25, 2012

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly this morning, President Barack Obama vigorously defended the freedom of speech, noting that even if the U.S. government could prevent the dissemination of offensive statements and images, it would never do so. “The strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression,” said Obama. “It is more speech—the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect.” Obama began his remarks with a tribute to U.S.

Our New Iran Plan Is to Help a Cult Gain Power. What Could Go Wrong?
September 24, 2012

Why the U.S.'s choice to remove the Iranian group MEK from the list of terror organization could come back to bite it down the road

How the Tech Industry Lost an Ally on Immigration
September 24, 2012

The tech industry desperately wants more high-skilled immigrants, but pro-immigration activists--feeling "dissed" over the years--aren't helping.

Romney Claims No Tax Advantage in Caymans
September 21, 2012

Why would anyone put his money in the Cayman Islands if there were, as Romney claims, no tax advantages?

How the Arab Spring Killed Hezbollah
September 20, 2012

Hezbollah's journey from militant resistance movement to flailing establishment power center.

Why Democrats Need a Woman on the National Ticket
September 14, 2012

Looking back on last week’s convention, Democrats have every right to congratulate themselves on a job well done. The party clearly communicated a consistent set of themes while also showcasing its rich diversity. And chief among the messages was that the Democratic party is better for women, with a cast of women to make the case, including Michelle Obama. Clearly, if the President wins, his support among women will be a decisive factor.

Syria Burns on Obama's Back Burner
September 14, 2012

Does the United States have a foreign policy? Of course it does. So what exactly is it?

A Journey to the End of Football
September 14, 2012

The cradle of quarterbacks in the age of concussions.

Baathism: An Obituary
September 14, 2012

When Bashar Al Assad's government finally collapses in Syria, it will mean the end of a totalitarian ideology that thrived—and killed—for 70 years.

How President Romney Would Crush the Recovery
September 14, 2012

At Bain Capital, Mitt Romney was a turnaround artist. But as president, he'd slow down the country's economic recovery.

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