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Men, women, and children

Men, women, and children

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Mon, Mar 14 2016

Each individual has his or her own form of suffering, which cannot be measured on a scaleWhen it comes...

Tell me your secrets

Tell me your secrets

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Tue, Mar 8 2016

Can we trust our government with our private information?It is not often that I get worked up over privacy...

Running between the wickets

Running between the wickets

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Mon, Feb 29 2016

T20 has kept cricket’s popularity alive, but have we lost something essential along the way?As a kid,...

Heretic pride

Heretic pride

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Mon, Feb 22 2016

Words are powerful tools -- can we not wield them to teach tolerance? When a book stall gets shut down...

Love in the time of sedition

Love in the time of sedition

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Mon, Feb 15 2016

Have we forgotten how to love?Have we forgotten how to love? As some of us watched the love of our...

Come for tea, comfortable?

Come for tea, comfortable?

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Mon, Feb 8 2016

We find ourselves powerless to rage against a broken system -- one where the police don’t serve and protect,...

When there’s nothing left to burn

When there’s nothing left to burn

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Mon, Feb 1 2016

Smoking kills, but it is a choice that is made by the smoker Cradling a cigarette between one’s...

Fools rush in

Fools rush in

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Mon, Jan 25 2016

Donald Trump’s popularity must be understood, not ignoredIn the 2000s, when I used to watch Donald Trump...

Not even the dogs

Not even the dogs

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Mon, Jan 18 2016

Inside the world’s largest zoo, there are no rules Walk for long enough on the streets of Dhaka, and...

Where the rubber meets the road

Where the rubber meets the road

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Mon, Jan 11 2016

The dead bodies keep piling up, but our roads remain as dangerous as ever When it comes to how safe...

Infidel intifada

Infidel intifada

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Mon, Jan 4 2016

Although atheism does not have a singular moral code, there is no reason to suppose atheists lack a sense...

The damned united

The damned united

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Mon, Dec 28 2015

A united sub-continent might remain an impossible dream, but it’s a nice thoughtWhen one of the leaders...

Into the wild black yonder

Into the wild black yonder

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Mon, Dec 21 2015

It’s only a matter of time before jokers run the whole worldThere is a photograph taken in Tehran in...

Justice be damned

Justice be damned

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Mon, Dec 14 2015

Are we so removed from humanity that killing as punishment for theft seems normal? When a man, dressed...

Occam’s razor

Occam’s razor

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Mon, Dec 7 2015

If things continue this way, the people may be left with only two very dangerous options When the government...

Comedy of terrors

Comedy of terrors

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Mon, Nov 30 2015

The entire nation has become an homage to slapstickWhat has the world come to? That is not a rhetorical...

On fathers

On fathers

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Sat, Nov 28 2015

How do you see the man who raised you?

The killing joke

The killing joke

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Mon, Nov 23 2015

We have killed a man, but maybe he has killed our humanity “If I have to have a past, then...

Goodnight, Paris

Goodnight, Paris

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Mon, Nov 16 2015

Does Paris burn brighter than Lebanon?War, war never changes. But the way we conduct it has. Even before...

Done to death

Done to death

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Tue, Nov 10 2015

Violence begets violence, and we already have an excess of it Let us now rejoice at the sentencing of...

Futile devices

Futile devices

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Mon, Nov 2 2015

Should we just stand by and watch as our nation gets hijacked by extremism? I have no words. Or,...