Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.
The Obama-Romney Foreign Policy Debate: Continuity in Policy
by Oded Eran and Owen Alterman,

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met on stage on Monday night, October 22, 2012, for their foreign policy debate. The headline was clear: continuity and consensus on the fundamentals of US policy. (Full Story)

Three Months to Election Day: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?
by Oded Eran, and Rachel Beerman

Americans will choose their next president and Congressional representatives on November 6, 2012, i.e., in just under three months. At this point in the campaign, the economy continues to be the driving issue for voters.  (Full Story)

Trayvon Martin's death has sparked a national outcry
Protest rallies and marches continue across the United States with calls for legal action in the shooting death of an unarmed African American teenager by a white, Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer a month ago.  (Full Story)
The many faces of Muslim American women
by Bethsaida Nieves

Madison, Wisconsin - What does it mean to be a Muslim woman in America today? In I Speak for Myself, 40 Muslim American women share their experiences of growing up in America. Their personal narratives of struggles and triumphs remind us that we share much more in the journey of life than we often realise. (Full Story)

Obama: Election Confirms Americans' Frustrations
U.S. President Barack Obama says the midterm vote on Tuesday confirmed that the American people are deeply frustrated with the struggling U.S. economy. (Full Story)
Midterm Elections. Voters Tap Republicans, Rebuke Democrats
A resurgent Republican Party is basking in the afterglow of its best midterm electoral showing in 16 years. Republicans scored a huge majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, pared the Democratic majority in the Senate, and captured a slew of governorships across the nation. (Full Story)
Debate Over New Iraq Plan Heats Up
The war of words is heating up in Washington ahead of U.S. President George W. Bush's expected unveiling this week of a new strategy for Iraq. Opposition Democrats -- who control Congress -- are warning they will not support an "escalation" of the war. But they have yet to unveil an alternative, making their own strategy for responding to the president unclear. (Full Story)
Iraq Study Group Ideas Spark Questions
By Al Pessin 

President Bush and members of the Senate served notice on the Iraq Study Group Thursday that its 79-recommendation report on U.S. Iraq policy is not likely to be adopted in its entirety. But the group's co-chairs re-stated their view that the report offers a comprehensive approach that should be used in full, or as close to that as possible. (Full Story)

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter