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[OP-ED]: How Saudi Arabia played Donald Trump

 05/30/2017 - 17:12
Leaked German intelligence reports show that charities “closely connected with government offices” of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait are funding mosques, schools and imams to disseminate a fundamentalist, intolerant version of Islam throughout Germany. EFE
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This week’s bombing in Manchester was another gruesome reminder that the threat from radical Islamic terrorism is ongoing. And President Trump’s journey to the Middle East illustrated yet again how the country central to the spread of this terrorism, Saudi Arabia, has managed to evade and deflect any responsibility for it. In fact, Trump has given Saudi Arabia a free pass and a free hand in the region.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:45pm
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Leaked German intelligence reports show that charities “closely connected with government offices” of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait are funding mosques, schools and imams to disseminate a fundamentalist, intolerant version of Islam throughout Germany. EFE

Three Temples and a Pilgrim: The inconsistencies of President Trump's Trip

 05/26/2017 - 08:56
US President Donald Trump prays outside the Wailing Wall during his visit to Jerusalem, Israel. EFE / Ronen Zvulun

Donald Trump’s first trip as President of the United States has begun with a pilgrimage for the most important places for the three religious pillars or the world, between May 20 and 24.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:15am
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US President Donald Trump prays outside the Wailing Wall during his visit to Jerusalem, Israel. EFE / Ronen Zvulun

[OP-ED]: ‘Sexual paranoia’ arrives on campus

 04/20/2017 - 08:21
Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.
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If Laura Kipnis thought she was under fire in 2015 after writing an essay for The Chronicle of Higher Education criticizing an emergent “sexual paranoia” on college campuses, then her new book will surely catapult her into public-enemy No. 1 status in the eyes of legions of angry feminists.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:15am
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Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.

Hispanist and historian Michael Gannon dies at 89

 04/13/2017 - 04:42
Photo provided by the University of Florida (UF) showing then Catholic priest Michael Gannon (2R), trying to mediate between police and students during a violent protest in Gainesville, Florida, United States on May 1972. EFE/UF
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 Michael Gannon, a renowned historian and Hispanist who specialized in Florida history and the state"s Spanish colonial period, has died, the University of Florida said Wednesday. He was 89.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:30am
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Photo provided by the University of Florida (UF) showing then Catholic priest Michael Gannon (2R), trying to mediate between police and students during a violent protest in Gainesville, Florida, United States on May 1972. EFE/UF

[OP-ED]: Trump: Bridging an Unnecessary Wall

 03/31/2017 - 11:49
Trump shades his bigoted targeting of Latinos with another justification for that hugely expensive wall: blocking terrorists. EFE
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Pennsylvania commands a dubious distinction. 

Pennsylvania is the state with the nation’s second highest total of structurally deficient bridges according to a Federal Highway Administration analysis updated earlier this year.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:45am
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Trump shades his bigoted targeting of Latinos with another justification for that hugely expensive wall: blocking terrorists. EFE

[OP-ED]: The Age of Disbelief

 02/28/2017 - 16:14
There are plenty of skeptics -- including me -- who think Trump’s agenda is largely impractical or undesirable. To take one example: Since at least John F. Kennedy, presidents have pledged to increase economic growth.

We live in an age of disbelief. Many of the ideas and institutions that have underpinned Americans’ thinking since the early years after World War II are besieged. There is an intellectual and political vacuum into which rush new figures (Donald Trump) and different ideas (America First). These new ideas and leaders may be no better than the ones they displace -- they may, in fact, be worse -- but they have the virtue of being new.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:45pm
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There are plenty of skeptics -- including me -- who think Trump’s agenda is largely impractical or undesirable. To take one example: Since at least John F. Kennedy, presidents have pledged to increase economic growth.

Reliving 9/11: Anniversary evokes thoughts of triumph and tragedy

 09/10/2014 - 17:11
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September 11, 2001, started out like any other day in New York City except it was Fashion Week — Spring Collections 2002, in Manhattan. And I was there to cover it for a national bridal magazine and my hometown newspaper.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 8:05am
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"World Financial Center Sept. 14, 2001" CC-PD-Mark. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Closing the digital divide one government app at a time

 08/19/2010 - 11:48
Closing the digital divide one government app at a time
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Welcome to the brave new world of social (media) government -- a world where you can use mobile phone apps to get information from Uncle Sam so you don't actually have to talk to him.

On July 2, the White House relaunched its usa.gov website and rolled out 20 sleek new multiplatform apps that allow phones to perform wonders such as reading bar-codes and searching the database of Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls, and getting up-to-the minute travel advisories from the Transportation Security Administration.

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