The Cradle of Islam

Learning from Mai Yamani's new book about Saudi Arabia, Islam, and the Hijaz.

11:00 PM, Jan 11, 2005 • By CLAUDIA WINKLER


Religion, Politics, and the New Obtuseness

Liberals in a tizzy over religious voters and Bush's reelection need a refresher course on the American tradition of religious expression in the political arena.

11:00 PM, Nov 29, 2004

"For President: None of the Above"

The Detroit News completes its retreat from principle to mush.

1:35 PM, Oct 28, 2004

How to Win Ohio

Start with a Democratic mayor.

11:00 PM, Aug 31, 2004

About the Election . . .

Should the Electoral College stay or go?

10:00 AM, Aug 24, 2004

Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka

Militant Buddhists are attacking Christian churches and threatening the freedom of religion in South Asia.

12:00 AM, Aug 10, 2004

Anti-Semitism and France

The story of assault on a French train highlights the problem in France. But the nation's elites have slowly begun to understand that their society has a problem.

12:00 AM, Jul 13, 2004

Taking Charge

When Ronald Reagan came to office, the American presidency was finally brought under control.

12:00 AM, Jun 22, 2004

Iraq's "Refounding Moment"

Next on the agenda of the new Iraqi government: elections.

12:00 AM, Jun 3, 2004

Who's Afraid of the Patriot Act?

Bernie Sanders thinks the Patriot Act lets the government spy on you for the books you read. Think again.

12:00 AM, Apr 28, 2004

"They deserve death, and we deserve life"

A look at the religion of hate dished out by Palestinian TV.

11:00 PM, Mar 23, 2004

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing

Iraq adopts the Transitional Administrative Law, and starts down the messy road towards real democracy.

11:00 PM, Mar 9, 2004

Walking Tall Mocha Skim Latte

Claudia Winkler, problem drinker.

Mar 8, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 25

Marriage of Convenience

How the New York Times got the president's marriage initiative wrong.

11:00 PM, Feb 17, 2004

Judy, We Hardly Knew You!

Farewell to the disarmingly unpretentious Mrs. Dean.

11:00 PM, Feb 3, 2004

Richard L. Masland, 1910-2003

Remembering the life of an eminent neurologist and a faithful man.

11:00 PM, Jan 7, 2004

The New Openness

What Saddam's trial could mean to Iraq and the world.

11:00 PM, Dec 16, 2003

Iraqis at Work

Rend Rahim Francke, who will represent the Iraqi Governing Council in Washington, has her work cut out for her.

11:00 PM, Dec 2, 2003

Good and Evil at the Supreme Court

The high court's art dares to praise public pieties.

11:00 PM, Nov 5, 2003

West Words, Ho!

Claudia Winkler in Paradise Valley.

Oct 27, 2003, Vol. 9, No. 07

Standing Up for Democracy

Two Pakistani leaders explain why the United States shouldn't abandon the region.

8:15 AM, Oct 16, 2003

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