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Activism

Left Out: What the Left Ignored About Barack Obama

From the farthest corners of the Far Right to the most radical niches of the Progressive Left, these days it seems as if just about everyone is upset with President Barack Obama. Polls taken this summer show that the public "is losing trust" in the president, while Obama's personal approval rating has fallen below 60 percent.

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Health

Health Care: Third World Scene With an American Setting

Wise County Fairgrounds
It was a Third World scene with an American setting. Hundreds of tired and desperate people crowded around an aid worker with a bullhorn, straining to hear the instructions and worried they might be left out. Some had arrived at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Wise, Virginia, two days before. They drove in from 16 states, anxious to relieve pain, diagnose aches and see and hear better.

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Americas

Dissecting Utopia: New Book Assesses Latin American Left

The conflict in Honduras has been an ongoing challenge for governments across the political spectrum in Latin America. In the years leading up to this tense and decisive event a number of leaders and social movements have pushed the region to the left. It is this regional shift that is the focus of The New Latin American Left: Utopia Reborn.

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Middle East

How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization

In revealing the great contributions that Muslims have made to the West, Jonathan Lyon's new book, The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization serves as a corrective to some of the prevailing, and highly toxic, misunderstanding between East and West.