Politics

“Lay down your arms; fight with the pen” in northern Afghanistan. (Photo by Dean Chahim)

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“Lay down your arms, fight with the pen.” Take a lesson from Afghanistan: the only way to end the bloodshed in Syria is to stop...

A child surveys the damage to his family's house in Idlib, Syria after it was bombed by Assad warpalnes (Photo from Freedom House via Flickr)

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In his effort to appear strong and decisive on Syria, President Obama is missing a great opportunity. Update: President Obama announced in a speech Saturday that he...

Protesters in July calling for the ouster of Mohamed Morsi hold a photo General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Photo from REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

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After two and a half years of turmoil, what have we Egyptians really gained? “What’s happening in Egypt?” For Egyptians who live abroad, like me, that’s...

Eddy Martinez. Photo thanks to OneAmerica.

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SPONSOR POST For years, young people have been hearing: “You are too young to make a difference." But it’s just not true. Editor’s note: this post is...

United States Army photograph of Bradley Manning (via Wikipedia)

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"Sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society." Update: In another statement released today, August 22nd, Bradley Manning announced...