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Freedom to Kill, Taliban Style

To say that the murder of 82 of our fellow citizens is an atrocity is stating the obvious: But to make the Laskar-e-Jhangvi and members of other such monstrosities to see it as a monstrous act is another questions. How did we get here? What has brought us to a place in our history where…

In Bloom: Cattleya eldorado

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This summer was extremely hard on my orchids and I lost quite a few valuable plants. When I moved my plants to the greenhouse this fall, I was not expecting any flowers at all. But then, nature never fails to surprise us. I noticed a few months ago that the new growth on my Cattleya…

Muslim-Baiting to Muslim Hating

At least five people are dead, including a dedicated US diplomat who had risked his life during the Libyan revolution to stand with the people of Libya against the tyranny of Qaddafi. These people certainly did not deserve to die especially since they had nothing to do with the film produced by a producer whose…