PARIS – French authorities have denied citizenship to a man who forced his French wife to wear a face-covering veil, saying he had rejected national values of secularism and gender equality.The government has been speaking out strongly against head-to-toe veils, and is moving toward banning them in public after a long public debate over French […]
Hanevy Ould Dahah, who is now being held in Mauritania’s Dar Naim prison, is an unlikely dissident. Half-Arab and half-African, he was marked as a child to become a cleric, memorizing the Quran by age nine and studying at ultra-conservative academies. Some of his former classmates now lead Mauritania’s Salafist movement; Hanevy might have been […]
When Sarah settled into the new apartment on Bush Street, she became master of her own space and began to move in new directions. “She wanted to be a different person, wanted a new life,” Emily recalls. “She loved living by herself, without roommates; it gave her a new independence. Whatever she did now didn’t [...]
Howard Zinn died Wednesday at the age of 87. He is best known for writing A People’s History of the United States (1980), a Marxist tract that describes America as a predatory and repressive capitalist state — sexist, racist, imperialist — that is run by a corporate ruling class for the benefit of the rich. A People’s History has […]
Floating Ice in the Delaware during the Little Ice Age
Most of us never noticed anything unusual in the famous painting of George Washington Crossing the Delaware when we first saw it in our American history textbooks. The floating chunks of ice in the scene, are only one of the many surviving reminders of the Little Ice Age. [...]
In his hysteria over the Democrats losing “the Kennedy Seat” on Tuesday, Keith Olbermann, like Mary Jo Kopechne’s chauffeur, may have gone a bridge too far.
While there is no doubt that NBC (over) pays Olbermann to be provocative and to be outrageously leftwing to fill a (shrinking) market niche; it will be interesting to see [...]
MOSCOW — You almost feel sorry for the police officer tasked with detaining Lyudmila M. Alexeyeva as she led an unsanctioned protest on New Year’s Eve. It is not just that at 82 years of age she appears as fragile as a porcelain teacup, or that she was dressed as a Snow Maiden, complete with […]
It must be embarrassing for a man, when a “stupid” “fat” guy twice your age (who just got out of coronary care) has more stamina than you do.
But apparently that’s the case over at the George Soros Steno Pool, a.k.a. Media Matters.
First, their “Limbaugh Wire” team was so flattened by guest host Mark Steyn they [...]