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Obama, Republicans, Deportation! OH MY!

Today, some big news came out of Capitol Hill that will change the idea of what the American dream could be for people coming to America for a new start. 535 more words

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CNN is now questioning why the State Department has suddenly decided to no longer use the phrase “radical Islam/ists” and why certain countries, like Turkey, have chosen against– supposedly in deference and not out of fear, showing the cover of the new Charlie Hebdo edition. 532 more words

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My Encounter With Chomsky And His Work

I first read Noam Chomsky’s works  as an undergraduate. At that time, I had a strong interest in the philosophy of language. I became familiar with the book… 1,210 more words

Noam Chomsky

How to avoid Ebola-inspired violence in West Africa

Last month, I wrote another short piece for Consultancy Africa Intelligence’sAfrica Conflict Monitor,” this time about the international community’s response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. 2,354 more words

West Africa

Update: US Federal Science Budget for 2015

Last week, three months into the fiscal year, the US Congress avoided a government shutdown and finally passed a budget for 2015. Better late than never. 1,075 more words


#Syria's Largest Opposition Coalition divided and failing- Al-Ahram Weekly

Rivalries and bickering are ripping apart the largest opposition coalition in Syria and may further undermine its credibility, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus.
Squabbles, rivalry and discontent dominated recent meetings of the National Coalition of Revolution and Opposition Forces (NCSROF), underlining the inability of Syria’s only recognised opposition movement to lead the country along its desired path of peace, freedom and democracy. 1,061 more words