The government of Kurmanbek Bakiyev, which has hosted a critical U.S. air base since 2001, is overthrown by pro-Russian forces.
Political disagreements in the U.S. are harsh, and generally, the opposition is always the most juvenile. It seems under every administration, the opposition party does whatever it can to make the public believe the president is a liar, tyrant, traitor, extremist ideologue, or any other negative adjective, and often the party in power responds with [...]
No, not really, but I’m sure that’s what some of the comments below will say. I wrote yesterday about how even The Washington Times described the Obama Administration’s new nuclear strategy as only having “minor policy changes.”
Tonight, Jon Stewart accurately slammed some of the rhetoric coming from Fox News on the issue. He also hit [...]
Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart recognized my brilliance. It’s been a long time in coming. He was interviewing Captain Richard Phillips, author of The Captain’s Duty, who is the man that was kidnapped by Somali pirates that only recognized that their business wasn’t working so well for them when they had bullets [...]
Iranian-American writer Reza Aslan was on The Daily Show last night to promote his new book, Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization. He and Jon Stewart began discussing the war in Afghanistan, with Stewart later on in the interview saying that he favored withdrawing from the country and expressed his frustration [...]
Saudi TV Contestant Slams Extremist Clerics
The backlash against terrorism and Sharia Law in the Muslim world is something I’ve closely followed over the years. As the election results in Iraq showed, the trend is in the good guys’ favor. It’ll be a great day when Muslim leaders like M. Zuhdi Jasser can be seen leading [...]
I’m one of those crappy friends that will make fun of you for your mistakes until there is simply no material left, no matter how far long ago, no matter how much you’ve changed. And it is in this way that I’m a proud American.
Despite this positive turnaround from Chirac to Sarkozy, it just feels [...]