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In today’s world, common ground is in the weirdest places. more

Jan 5, 2017 3:36 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

"I figure it’s probably, maybe, the only way I’m going to get to heaven." more

Aug 15, 2016 2:48 PM Dispatches

Franklin Graham arrived in Madison to a large crowd of supporters and a strong showing by protesters as well. more

Jun 16, 2016 2:51 PM Dispatches 5 Comments

"You are now free to be removed from the cabin." more

Apr 21, 2016 1:23 PM Dispatches

Through Cassius Clay’s transformation first to Cassius X and then to Muhammad Ali, he radicalized the black freedom struggle and became the most famous draft resister and anti-war activist in the world. more

Mar 16, 2016 3:12 PM Magazine

I’m all for Santa and, more importantly, Jesus, but it seems that the same people defending Christmas from some phony war are the ones who would bar Jesus, Mary and Joseph from coming into the United States. more

Dec 25, 2015 6:55 PM Dispatches

The terrible attacks in Paris have been met with widespread condemnation and horror, but they’ve also been met with overreaction and panic. more

Nov 19, 2015 5:00 PM Dispatches

Will the threat of Islamic fundamentalism strengthen our belief in multicultural, multiethnic societies or will it strengthen existing xenophobic forces? more

Nov 17, 2015 4:15 PM Dispatches

Three years ago on Aug. 5, a white supremacist murdered six Sikh-Americans at their Gurdwara or place of worship in Oak Creek, Wis. We need to alter our policies—and our political discourse—to make sure that such a tragedy never occurs agai... more

Aug 5, 2015 4:18 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

Photo by Matt DiGirolamo Never mind the fact that Mohammod Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga shooter, was gravely mentally troubled and abused alcohol and drugs. Also never mind that, by some estimates, rightwing extremists have killed five times as... more

Jul 25, 2015 3:50 PM Op-Eds 4 Comments

Photo by Rochelle Hartman The other day, I thought of Sarah Palin.  Scott Walker was standing in front of a crowd of what CNN was calling "evangelical Christians" and was reading aloud from a book of "devotionals" he said he reads every nig... more

Jul 2, 2015 3:56 PM Op-Eds 4 Comments

  Times are tough for American Muslims, but there are also plenty of reasons to be optimistic. First, the bad news. Organized bigotry against Muslims continues to thrive. In Arizona, about 250 protesters recently assembled in front of th... more

Jun 4, 2015 9:56 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

When I heard about the "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, I was curious about who would organize such a "festival." (Having organized a cartoon festival myself, I think you can hardly call a two-hour meeting a "festival," bu... more

May 6, 2015 5:57 PM Dispatches

Dr. Science weighs in on Scott Walker. more

May 4, 2015 4:46 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

On the women's movement, Ted Cruz, the Teahadists, and why we can't all just be Amish. more

May 1, 2015 4:53 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

When the word “Muslim” is in the news lately, it’s often connected with the word “terrorist.” A group of experts gathered recently at the University of Wisconsin to grapple with this problem and to promote a more nuanced view. more

Apr 22, 2015 4:00 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Romero taught us all an invaluable lesson: He stood up to bullies and he did not turn his back on his people. Image credit: J. Puig Reixach more

Mar 24, 2015 6:07 PM Op-Eds 3 Comments

Muslim American comics are busy dispelling the notion that Islam is no fun. more

Mar 23, 2015 2:32 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Just two years after Benjamin Netanyahu took office as leader of Israel for the first time nearly two decades ago, Palestinian writer Edward Said predicted he'd be a disaster for peacekeeping efforts between Israelis and Palestinians in the... more

Mar 19, 2015 3:18 PM Magazine

At the 2013 Milwaukee County Republican Party's annual Reagan Day dinner Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker told a story that he said,"gives me a tingle just thinking about it." Image credit: Jud Lounsbury more

Mar 12, 2015 6:01 PM Dispatches 18 Comments

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