A total solar eclipse passed through the U.S. mainland this past August and I had the wonderful opportunity to view it. It
Once more, former President Ahmadinejad has grabbed headlines. His chances in the upcoming presidential election are close
The ACLU calls H.R.158, passed last Tuesday by overwhelming support (419 yes), as a measure calling for "blanket arbitrary discrimination based on nationality and national origin."
The Vienna nuclear agreement between Iran and the West was a major milestone for the geostrategic future of the Middle East, but it was also a breath of fresh air for Iranian civil society. There is now the possibility of Iranian civil society playing a different and more constructive role in the future of Iranian politics.
Khamenei's defeat bodes well for Iran. After the crippling sanctions and the shadow of a possible war with the U.S. are lifted, Iran's economy will begin to improve and Western investments will begin to flow into the country. With an improved economy and the absence of a threat to Iran's national security, democratic groups inside the country will be able to raise their voice and demand lifting of the security environment that has pervaded Iran since the Green Movement of 2009-2011.
I'm not new to media comments that go over the top, especially when it happens on the BBC in regard to Israel-related matters. Much has already been written on the topic and it's not for me to rehash it here. But your words were ill-informed at best, malicious at worst.
Repressive regimes around the world currently and throughout history have scapegoated, oppressed, and murdered LGBT people. The time has long since passed that we speak out against repression in all of its forms
What happens when you're protesting in a place like China where the government stands ready to shut down Internet services or block social networking web sites?
Clinton made the hard choice to defend the human rights of the international LGBT community and, in her interview with Terry Gross, she reminds us that none of us lives on an island. We are a global community. It is not enough to fight for equality at home.
Iran Should Demonstrate It Is Ready to Join the International Community by Ending Religious Persecution
Everything depends on whether Tehran, and not just President Hassan Rouhani, is serious. No surprise, many analysts -- and more importantly, paladins of Capitol Hill -- remain skeptical. And that doubt has fueled efforts to impose new sanctions, which would impede if not kill efforts to reach a final accord.
5. The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis It's easy to identify the aspects of this book that lead to its censorship