America’s freedoms aren't in danger from Islamists. But we can't ignore Islamist influences on Muslim-American organizations. It is not enough for Muslims here simply to assert their rights but also to address questions whose continued neglect fuels understandable anxieties.
Muslims, in the minds of many Christians, have become America's great spiritual enemy. But attitudes can change. Americans once regularly burned the effigy of the pope.
An attack in a liberated Egypt on a march for women's rights shows the challenge in carrying out complete revolutions in the region.
Long before the NPR scandal underscored liberal condescension toward conservatives, Lionel Trilling saw the hidden hope of power that lies in the heart of those who seek to improve society. President Obama has renewed this progressive impulse, limiting our freedom and prosperity.
Charlie Sheen's history of drug abuse is a source of fascination (and profits) for the media. Would he be as popular with reporters if he were often drunk in public?
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa discusses political and social change in Ecuador, the possibilities for Peru under new leadership, and US arrogance and dominance toward Latin America.
Republicans haven't abandoned extreme positions on immigration. They've just transferred controversial proposals to the state level.
With Harvard welcoming the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) back to campus, the debate over ROTC's place at elite universities roils on. But here is an opportunity to show that the American military and top colleges have a critical partnership that benefits them both – and the US.
Popular Christian pastor Rob Bell's provocative new book has evangelicals renewing an old debate about hell and salvation.
In fact and fiction, we worry about menacing computers like HAL of '2001.' But the rise of cyber threats show how vulnerable the super brains really are.
Obama wants Qaddafi to leave, but a no-fly zone may not be doable or adequate. Also a humanitarian crisis may demand a stronger response.
House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy came equipped with deficit and debt charts to a Monitor breakfast today. It's time to take the slide show to the country, he said. Will the nation applaud?
In Iran, young women are jailed for specious reasons, then raped before being executed in a barbaric effort to keep them out of heaven. The people of Iran are desperate for a show of support from the West. On International Women's Day, will the West finally stand up for women in Iran?
Women are disproportionately affected by war as victims. Yet of the 24 major peace processes since 1992, fewer than 3 percent of signatories to agreements have been women. Including women in negotiations is not just fair; it's indispensable to durable peace.
No. So why has the Western media used them as a gauge of social freedoms? Sexual exploitation isn't sexual liberation. Women in the emerging democratic movements in the Middle East stand between the twin dangers of Islamist and secular fundamentalism. They deserve better.