Why was someone like me, who craves 'real, thoughtful news' glued to the ridiculous spectacle of Donald Trump and the birthers? Because shaking our finger in righteous anger makes us feel more in control of a complicated world. We just need to channel that anger into self-awareness.
Capturing Osama bin Laden was fraught with peril, not only for the SEALs but for the US legal system. Still, might it also have raise America's moral stature with Muslims, and reflected the nonviolence principles of the Arab Spring – as well as Obama?
If voters approve Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's proposals in the May 7 referendum vote, he will be allowed to designate judges and magistrates, and the remaining independent media will come under his authority. He will have established a 'perfect dictatorship' in Ecuador.
The gesture at ground zero on Thursday would do much to show that solving big problems requires persistence and the work of both political parties.
What did Pakistan know about bin Laden's whereabouts? Lawmakers in Congress demand an answer, and threaten aid restrictions. But for better or for worse, America must support Pakistan.
Monday's election in Canada kept Prime Minister Steven Harper in power, but the results revealed an earthquake in Canadian politics. The Liberals and Bloc Quebecois lost big time, and the leftist New Democrats are the official opposition.
We cannot kill every single Osama bin Laden. We need to expand our approach and empower Muslims around the world to counter radicalism.
Today, on World Press Freedom Day, many will rightly mourn the alarming rise in the number of journalists killed or incarcerated around the world. But the much-cited freedom of expression indices are misleading. The real story on press freedom is that our side is winning. Here's why.
If we are to make sense of why the world moved so quickly to protect civilians in Libya and not in Darfur, then we would do well to look beyond the easy answers.
The rise in citizen journalism around the world has vastly extended our eyes and ears. But journalism is still crucial to derive meaning.
As crowds cheering bin Laden's demise last night illustrated, revenge is a natural reaction. But a natural impulse isn’t necessarily a good one. Our key religious scriptures and greatest political leaders warn us against this dark desire. Indeed, we are at our most human when resisting it.
Osama bin Laden's death does not mark a turning point in the 'war on terror' – because this is really the 'war for the American way of life,' which depends on access to foreign oil.
Osama bin Laden saw a clash of civilizations: Muslims vs. non-Muslims. He was wrong. This is a battle between the civilizations of the 7th century and the 21st century. And Bin Laden's death is a victory for all of us who choose to live in the modern world.
The killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by Navy SEALs was a victory not just for America. It comes as Muslims in the Arab Spring are killing off visions like Al Qaeda's that deny individual rights in the name of authoritarian rule.
It took 10 years to find and kill Osama bin Laden. It may take much longer to kill his ideology.