Centrists Finally Face Reality on Iraq

Jun 28, 2007
Sen. Richard Lugar, the Indiana Republican who has long served as his party's voice of moderation on foreign affairs, is better known for judiciousness than courage. As the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has certainly taken his time assessing the catastrophic war in Iraq.

Republicans Give Bush a Timetable

May 10, 2007
A delegation of 11 moderate House Republicans visited the White House on Tuesday to warn the president that he risks losing more support from his party if conditions in Iraq do not improve by fall. The lawmakers lamented dwindling support for the war among their constituencies during the meeting, which was described as "no-holds-barred."
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Sam Harris: The Truthdig Interview

Apr 4, 2006
The best-selling author of "The End of Faith" talks about the way to navigate a dinner party without coming off as the Antichrist; about the "Salman Rushdie effect" that accompanies his newfound celebrity as America's most prominent atheist; and about the new secular foundation he is founding.

Deadly Cartoon Protests Roil the Globe

Feb 19, 2006
The cartoon-fueled hysteria continues unabated: In Libya: 10 die in the bloodiest protests yet In Russia: Authorities shut down a newspaper that printed a tame cartoon of Muhammad, along with other religious figurescom/2006/02/18/nyregion/18protesthtml" title="In Manhattan:">In Manhattan: 1,000 protesters rally in front of the Danish consulatecom/2006/02/19/international/europe/19cartoonhtml?_r=1&oref=slogin" title="In Italy:">In Italy: An official quits after wearing a T-shirt with the controversial Muhammad cartoons Update: 16 Killed in Nigerian cartoon protests, along with five this week in Pakistan Hey, Muslim centrists/moderates, if you want to do something to quell this insane violence, now would be a pretty good time to do so.