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AP / Nabil al-Jurani

U.S. Ends Combat Presence in Iraq (Update)

Even the mightiest of empires must let go. Seven years after the invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, the U.S. on Saturday handed over all combat duties to Iraqi security forces, fulfilling President Obama’s promise to end U.S. combat operations by the close of August.

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The End of Faith

Posted on Jul 19, 2007 READ MORE


Sam Harris: ‘Head in the Sand Liberals’

Truthdig contributor and “The End of Faith” author Sam Harris writes in an L.A. Times Op-Ed piece that liberals’ fury with the Bush administration has blinded them to the danger of our enemies in the Muslim world. “This may seem like frank acquiescence to the charge that ‘liberals are soft on terrorism.’ It is, and they are.”

Posted on Sep 18, 2006 READ MORE


Essential Reading From Sam Harris and Daniel Ellsberg

Check out these two new (unrelated) reports by men who embody the Truthdig mission of drilling beneath the headlines:

  • Daniel Ellsberg: “Time to Drive Out the Bush Regime”—The man who gave the world the Pentagon Papers delivers an impassioned plea to a new generation of activists to heed the lessons of Nixon and even Hitler when taking stock of the Bush administration?s nuclear ambitions.
  • Sam Harris: “God’s Rottweiler Barks”—The bestselling author of ?The End of Faith? gives a fiery response to Pope Benedict XVI?s speech on the interplay between faith and reason.

  • Posted on Sep 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Pope Benedict XVI
    AP/ Jens Meyer

    Sam Harris: ‘God’s Rottweiler’ Barks

    The bestselling author of “The End of Faith” responds to Pope Benedict XVI’s speech on the interplay between faith and reason. Harris: “It is ironic that a man who has just disparaged Islam as ‘evil’ and ‘inhuman’ before 250,000 onlookers and the world press is now talking about a ‘genuine dialogue of cultures.’ ”

    Posted on Sep 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Harvard to End Early Admissions

    The Ivy League university said the program disadvantages poor and minority students, as richer students tend to take advantage of the early admissions opportunity.
    Why should you care? Because Harvard is like The New York Times; it sets the agenda for others. Look for other schools to follow suit in this move to level the playing field.

    Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


    So Much for That Cease-Fire…

    Israel had promised a 48-hour cease-fire in the wake of a deadly attack that killed dozens of Lebanese women and children, but it hit Hezbollah after it reserved the right to strike targets to stop imminent attacks on its own forces.

    Posted on Jul 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Sam Harris, Disbeliever

    The frequent Truthdig contributor and interviewee tells Salon.com that Martin Luther King Jr. performed his admirable works in spite of his religious beliefs, not because of them. (Link - reg req’d)

    Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


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