I Paid For This. Where’s My Seat?

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Shawn Henfling discusses the disturbing but age-old trend of public funding for private sports venues.

An American Liberal on the Israeli Elections

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Julie France discusses the seemingly unbridgeable divide currently separating the Israeli left from the Israeli right.

Republican Fear and Loathing of Iran has International Consequences

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The US is just one actor in an important global non-proliferation regime that works towards preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

The Burning of Columbia and the Persistence of Confederate Mythology

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In the wake of the controversy which led to the closing of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, Louis Venters shares a blast from the Confederate past.

The Hunting Ground, A Film That’s Honest About The Hypocrisy of Campus Assault

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There are 3 steps in social change movements: awareness, attitudes, behaviors. If everyone saw this film, we’d suddenly be able to focus on attitude and behavior… which is a huge leap.

Ethical Opposition to the Israeli Regime

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An Israeli progressive reflects on the future challenges facing her cause.

5 Reasons a Beyonce Fan Is Also A Sports Fan…You Just Don’t Know It Yet!

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What do Beyonce and Sports have in common? A lot more than you’d think…

The Gaping Holes In Obama’s New Racial-Profiling Rules

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Critics still see huge problems here.

Reflecting On Hate, Politics, Elizabeth Lauten, And Asking What Happened

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In light of Elizabeth Lauten’s recent comments on the attire of Sasha and Malia, Mark Boles asks where the hate and vitriol of her comments stem from.

When Everything is Labeled Broken, Do Broken People Ensue?

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I gave up hope years ago. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Why ‘Fools Rush In’ is Obama’s Watchword in Iraq and Syria

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Barack Obama is reluctant to jump in with both feet with a major military intervention in Iraq and Syria. — By Adam Quinn, University of Birmingham US president Barack Obama has yet to work out exactly what America’s strategy is in confronting Islamic State (IS), and has been foolish enough to say so in public. […]

I Grew Up Brown in a White Family…and Here’s What I Learned About Racism

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“My brownness isn’t something to be blind to or to love me in spite of. It is who I am,” writes activist Candice Russell.

#Ferguson Cops Want to Believe They Are Right, Not Racist

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“What the cops want, on some level, is to believe their version of the world, that black people are dangerous.” By Matthew Salesses

Soliciting Variety Around Our Soapbox

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As the Internet allows confirmation bias to enhance our personal biases in ever-narrowing communities, human connection with opposing viewpoints is the key.

Two Outgoing Tea Party Congressmen Just Voted Against Suing Obama

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Why did two of the GOP’s most hysterical right wingers just contradict themselves?

What If They Gave a War and Nobody Came?

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Warren Blumenfeld asserts that it’s the leaders of Israel and Palestine who perpetuate the conflict, while the majority of the general populace desires true and lasting peace.