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A footnote to president’s use of word ‘zealot’ in Vox interview

http://mgrboston.com/tags/drum-instructors Commentary by Kay B. Day President Barack Obama’s interview with Vox.com landed him in a dustup over his choice of words. While most media focused on one aspect of his remarks, I found a curiosity in the use of a … Continue reading

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‘Charlie Hebdo’ poked fun at far more than Islam

Media on both right and left are characterizing the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo as a newspaper satirizing Islam. That is extremely misleading. 

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Opinions on Israel shaped by hostile media who ignore history

Here is a headline from the Top Stories section at Google News: “In Gaza, at Least 10 Die at UN School Used as Civilian Shelter”. The same headline appears if you click over to The New York Times, with a … Continue reading

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President misses boat in Malaysia; oppression is official policy

President Barack Obama spoke very conservatively about human rights during his visit to Malaysia.  Unfortunately, he missed the boat by comparing the U.S. to a country where human rights legally remain in the Dark Ages.

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Young Jews emigrating “in masses” from Turkey

Turkey’s people are struggling among themselves over how the Muslim faith affects their government. Amid public dialog about the wearing of headscarves and co-ed living arrangements in private homes, there’s a troubling indication of a sharper decline in religious tolerance. … Continue reading

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