The Final Captured American Soldier Has Been Released

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the final remaining captured American soldier, has been released (after five years in captivity) in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees.

Writing in the First World

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In response to the execution of Iranian poet and activist Hashem Shaabani, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reflects on privilege, writing, and poetry’s function as a tool of social change.

War. What Is It Good For? Still Absolutely Nothing.

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Marines who fought at the battle for Fallujah are now wondering if they fought in vain. Which prompts Michael Kasdan to seek an answer to the question of what war is really good for.

What the Veterans of the Iraq War Deserve

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Today is Veterans Day, on this day let us not forget the Iraq War.

A Presidential Address, a Father’s Prayer

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Kyle Wiley hopes for one thing for his family: Freedom from fear.

US Reopening Most Diplomatic Posts

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The State Department will reopen 19 of the US embassies and consulates that have been closed since last Sunday.

BREAKING: US State Department Issues Global Travel Alert Over Al-Qaida Threat

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The US will be closing its embassies and consulates throughout the Muslim world on Sunday for an unspecified period of time.

The Tyranny of Globalism Over Localism

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If you love humanity in general, be careful not to neglect it in the particular.

Hear What Every Neighborhood Was Like 20 Years Ago from Any Payphone in Manhattan (Video)

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Find out what was happening on any block in 1993.

Syrian Activist Released From Prison

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Anderson Cooper says, “Imagine, a grown adult hearing his voice for the very first time.”

Earth without Humanity

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Life on Earth can survive any man made disaster. But will we?

No Israeli Boots on the Ground

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If this becomes a ground game, the U.S. should impose economic and trade sanctions against Israel.

Why Do Men and Women Want Different Things?

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Do we choose our partners based on adaptations humans formed a million years ago, or on the realities of modern life?

A Deeper Understanding of Arab World Protests

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Yonatan Zunger explains how two traditions, each with deep historical importance, clash when the honor of religion in the Middle East meets the freedom of expression in the West.

Muslim Mosh Pit

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Young American men have sanctioned outlets for rage and rebellion their counterparts in conservative Islam do not.

Anger of Muslims, Part 2: Making Sense in 3D

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The violence in the Middle East makes sense when viewed from sufficient perspectives.