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Misplaced pride

An argument commonly made by Iran's ruling mullahs for pursuing nuclear technology is Iranian national pride. Along with future domestic energy needs, the ayatollahs have

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Bush, Part II

Listening to George W. Bush’s second inaugural speech yesterday, a few minutes into his speech I had some initial impressions. Then after I heard most

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Freedom

Vice President Cheney, Mr. Chief Justice, President Carter, President Bush, President Clinton, members of the United States Congress, reverend clergy, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: On

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Pahlavi pizza

The whole world has been staring at this piece of years-old grilled cheese sandwitch and quietly wondering about the things reasonable person come to believe.

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Slapping back

An unprecedented protest campaign is under way by Iranian web community against Iran's ruling hardliners. Many bloggers (web loggers) based in Iran and around the

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Business as usual

The latest batch of Iraqi prison abuse photos published in he Washington Post, further established the fact that the reported prison abuse is not the

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Betting on Saddam

In his view and analysis of JFK's assassination, Oliver Stone's controversial opinions and his subsequent motion picture originate from a very simple but intriguing concept.

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The pragmatic conservative

A recent article in the German magazine Spiegel features a brilliant idea man who may just be the one they're grooming to replace Khatami. The

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Not as big as you think

Reading Ms. Azizi's article, “Spontaneous Courage”, and other enthiusuastic reviews and commentaries on the recent protests in Iran prompts me to make my peace on

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Overthrow, over time

At the height of the anti-war debates that preceded the American invasion of Iraq a well-meaning but misguided friend argued that America's new strategy amounts

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Curious justice

It is a curious irony that after all his crimes, including unprovoked attacks against his neighbors, gassing the innocent Kurds, using chemical weapons against Iranian

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Stop at the red light

This is another installment of my “Anatomy of urban chaos” series! Many, many articles, speeches and opinions have been given about the social, economic and

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Too many to count

Religious bigotry and bias has caused infinite pain and horror throughout the history. Wars have begun and much blood has been shed in the name

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Good god!

1. This light has turned yellow. By law, this means that certain things should be done by drivers and pedestrians. However, one look at this

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