When teachers in Los Angeles and Oakland went on strike earlier this year, they got a considerable amount of public support. This support is not too surprising, because there is widespread belief that teachers are underpaid. Now that the strikes have been settled, how should we view these actions?
Enlightened citizens, NGOs, international institutions and concerned governments have often sought ways to help the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people without interfering in the country’s domestic affairs.
Today’s column is about a world famous person who you may have never heard of; her name is Ayaan Hirsi Ali who was born on November 13th, 1969 in Mogadishu, Somalia. Upon reading her story, her name may be engraved in your memory.
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The bodies in El Paso and Dayton were still warm when pundits and politicians stepped over them in a rush to advance their current narrative: that Donald Trump has enabled the emergence of “white supremacy” according to which whites are uniquely hateful, responding to patriotic or nationalistic rhetoric by violently attacking nonwhites.