Day: August 1, 2016

How the Stupid Party created D.T.

It’s hard to know exactly when the Republican Party assumed the mantle of the “stupid party.” NYTimes   2016/08/01 Stupidity is not an accusation that could be hurled against such prominent early Republicans as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root and Charles Evans Hughes. But by the 1950s, it had become […]

How oppressed are Muslims in India?

Source. Dawn Muslims in India form the largest religious minority in the country. According to the 2011 Census, they comprise 14.4 per cent of India’s total population — roughly 174 million people. To use the word ‘minority’ for them, therefore, is misleading: they are the third-largest Muslim population anywhere in […]

Pakistan’s choice

Source: Dawn TWO young Pakistani men have caught Europe’s eye in recent weeks. The first is 35-year-old Mohamad Usman, who has been charged by French authorities for conspiring with the terrorists who carried out the attacks in Paris in November. He was meant to participate in that carnage but was […]