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Prayer

Margaret Rhee elegizes the Gaza dead in a prose poem of remarkable tenderness. Blending the personal and political, she questions “The difference between wound and womb…Palestinian and Israeli…You and me.”

What Arab Partners Will Get in Return for Strikes on Syria

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the UAE and Jordan are all on board against Islamic State. What’s in it for them?

Bill Maher: Is ISIS a Real Threat to the US or a Fool’s Errand?

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Are we repeating a failed foreign policy and wasting immense resources (blood and treasure) better spent on challenges of Climate Change, Unemployment, Income Inequality, Education,Economic Growth…?

Yoga Helps War Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Yoga can aid mental well-being but can it help with post-traumatic stress disorder?

Greg Buckley, Jr. 21-Year-Old Marine Lance Cpl. Murdered in Afghanistan

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Perry Brass’s elegy for Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr. demonstrates the dark truth that, in war, one can’t always know who one’s enemy is.

America Can’t Call Itself Truly Patriotic When Thousands of Veterans Remain Homeless

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For a country that prides itself on its patriotism, we do a terrible job taking care of the individuals that have fought in our wars.

The Forgotten Community: The Gypsy People Called ‘Roma’

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It’s a documentary that brings to light a community that has largely been forgotten.

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. […]

Explainer: When Does a Conflict Become a War?

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International law doesn’t actually define war – which makes knowing when one’s happening rather tricky.

‘Your Country Needs You': Why did so Many Volunteer in 1914?

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Some went willingly, some went reluctantly, some signed up their horses. The volunteer soldiers of World War I.

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Guillermo Filice Castro writes of everyone’s wounded child–and its role in perpetuating conflict.

A Peaceful Dignified Exit, and to All a Good Death

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Death, a natural and unavoidable part of life, should be painless, peaceful, dignified and a celebration of the life that was.

One Tweet Perfectly Encapsulates how Screwed Up the World is Right Now

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Yes, the world is a complex place, but only because we have made it so over the course of human history. We all mold our own reality, so why not make it something beautiful?

9 Facts About the Israel-Palestine Conflict On Which We Can All Agree

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Qasim Rashid helps us find a middle ground.