Category Archives: Politics

10 Big Lies Republicans Tell

The American Republican Party has taken “The Big Lie” as a political concept to new heights of mendacity.  Adolph Hitler defined the political stratagem of “The Big Lie” in Mein Kampf: “…in the big lie there is always a certain … Continue reading

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Myth of Job Creation by Lower Taxes

Republican dogma is that lower taxes create jobs.  Wrong!  Job creation statistics do not support their claim. Job creation under George W. Bush’s administration, when Republican tax cuts were pushed heavily, created only 1.1 million new jobs.  His dismal net … Continue reading

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Where Is Wael Ghonim After Mubarak Ouster?

In the course of human events things sometimes get so bad that something must change and everyone knows it.  This is what we are seeing play out across the Arab world today.  The problem is that a common effort of … Continue reading

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Economics Trumps the Myth of Military Power

What we have seen in Tahrir Square in Cairo, the streets of Tunisia, and throughout the Middle East is populations fed up with being starved by their own leaders. We will see economic opportunity improve in those countries, and the threat of terrorism aimed at the United States gradually fade away, once these economic inequities are rectified. The people don’t need guns to achieve these results. What they need is an understanding of the power of economics. Continue reading

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Jerusalem Artichoke

“Sanity and insanity are two sides of the same sheet of paper,” or so it is said. It took my first trip to Israel, last Wednesday, to fully appreciate the wisdom of those words. For 60 years, the Palestinians have been sending their children (their greatest wealth, some would say) out to try to kill and harass Israelis, but sacrificing them at the same time. For what? Doing the same thing over and over again, with exactly the same results, is a kind of insanity.
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Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh Share Al Qaeda Recruiter of the Year Honors!

The people in this country who want to sell hate are bad enough, but the Glenn Beck radio and TV shows and Rush Limbaugh’s radio show have a global audience. What are their sponsors thinking? The title of this article is intended as satire, but it might as well be true. They are making the recruiting of our enemies easy by their rhetoric. Any advertiser that would condone this should never hear the end of it.
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The American Way

Election Day is less than one month away! It is important for Americans, regardless of political persuasion, to debate the issues and make their *real* opinion known on Election Day. That is the *only* poll that counts. That is the truth teller.
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We Fear You!

Many Muslims are bitter about the attitudes of people in the West toward their culture and Islam in general. This bitterness is both justified and not, but in this post I will be discussing ways to change the status quo. Continue reading

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Equality for Arab Women

It demonstrates how things are changing in the Muslim World, and how Muslims themselves must find ways to make their own changes. I here provide you with links to the various segments of this debate, carried on YouTube®, leaving comment to you. I have provided here only a few interesting quotes from each segment. Continue reading

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