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Robert Okaji: Huazi Ridge (After Wang Wei)

Originally posted on O at the Edges:
Huazi Ridge Limitless birds merging with the autumn-colored hills all along Huazi Ridge this sadness, too, without end Another adaptation. I hope that…

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Anna Husain: The Other

I am the vendor on harlot streets I am the night on your tongue I am idiot vowels, striking out I am not what you imagine. I am soft and … Continue reading

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Marc Jampole: Gun Control Leads to a Civil Society

Those opposed to greater gun control don’t realize giving up rights is what civilization is all about “We give up our rights one piece at a time,” a West Virginia … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

I’m Just Mild About Francis

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Francis, top center, among the bishops of the Church. Too worried about gays and the divorced to condemn the threat of mass murder by…

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

New Report Shows Mounting Evidence of Millennials’ Shift Away from Driving

WASHINGTON – A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and Frontier Group shows mounting evidence that the Millennial generation’s dramatic shift away from driving is … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: On Being An Indispensable Nation

President Barack Obama delivers the commencement speech to the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2012 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 23, 2012. It was May 23, … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Writeliving Interview – Charles Harper Webb

Originally posted on Writeliving's Blog:
I first met and became acquainted with the work of Charles Harper Webb more than 15 years ago, and I think of him as…

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: The Cold War of my American Dream

It was in the sixth grade when Sister Geraldine took us bad listeners and day dreamers out into the hall one afternoon to repeat after her, one by one, “The … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

William J. Astore: Investing in Junk Armies 

Why American Efforts to Create Foreign Armies Fail ~ In June, tens of thousands of Iraqi Security Forces in Nineveh province north of Baghdad collapsed in the face of attacks … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Djelloul Marbrook: How the Press Masks its Xenophobia

The press dolls up its xenophobia in pseudo-objective claptrap, but when you explore its use of Arabic words like jihad and caliph and mullah a persistent pattern of demonization emerges. … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle with the Islamic State. You know the joke? You describe something obviously heading for disaster — a friend crossing Death Valley with next to … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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