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The Declaration of Independence Daynew

Fourth of July has devolved into a mindless national block party. Here's what we should do about it.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  07-02-2012  |  Commentary

What Can We Learn From the 9/11 Anniversary?new

Ten years later, a TV terrorpalooza rings hollow.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  09-07-2011  |  Commentary

Dealing with racismnew

Andisheh Nouraee explains why he thinks Nathan Deal's jumping on the "birther" bandwagon is racist
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  08-19-2010  |  Policy Issues

CNN Solves One 'Credibility' Problem and Creates Anothernew

If expressing an opinion destroyed Nasr's credibility, then why wouldn't policy advocacy also destroy Blitzer's?
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  07-22-2010  |  Policy Issues

I Was a Teenage Republicannew

Wedge politics has cost the GOP my vote
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  06-17-2010  |  Policy Issues

Why is There Political Violence in Thailand?new

Vacation dreams of countless American trustafarians are all Phuk'd up now that Thailand's political crisis has gotten mean.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  05-04-2010  |  Commentary

Are Obama’s Nuclear Policies Making the U.S. Safer?new

Obama's secret Muslim handlers must be pissed he's going out of his way to reduce the threat of nuclear war.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  04-27-2010  |  Commentary

Who Won Iraq’s Election?new

Using a complicated system of calculations called "basic arithmetic," one is able to see that Ayad Allawi did not actually win the election.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  04-13-2010  |  Commentary

How Many Civilians Has the U.S. Killed in the War On Terror?new

The Pentagon insists it manages civilian casualties. According to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, "Gen. [Stanley] McChrystal is doing everything humanly possible to avoid civilian casualties." But the surprising truth is that the Pentagon doesn't actually measure those casualties.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  04-12-2010  |  War

Will the U.S. and the Taliban Make a Deal For Peace?new

After nearly a decade of study, more than 400 columns written, and half a bottle of rum this morning, I have uncovered what I believe may be the three immutable presidential laws of the War On Terror.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  02-09-2010  |  Commentary

Was Haiti's Earthquake Actually a Man-Made Disaster?new

People don't die because earthquakes shake them. For the most part, people die in earthquakes because the buildings they're in fall on top of them. By and large, Haitians lived and worked in shoddily built structures.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-26-2010  |  Commentary

Don't Panic...Your War Questions Answered: Obama's Foreign-Policy Objectivesnew

Government policy initiatives aren't quite the same as New Year's resolutions, but in recent weeks the Obama administration has offered hints about its top objectives for 2010. It's part spin-doctoring. Politicians must manage expectations.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-19-2010  |  Commentary

What are Obama’s Top Foreign Policy Objectives for 2010?new

President Obama's big domestic New Year's resolution appears to be acting to reduce the budget deficit. Other objectives include getting out of Iraq as quickly as possible while delving deeper into anywhere else that al-Qaida operatives are cramming explosives under their nutsacks.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

Don't Panic! ... Your War Questions Answered Yemen Editionnew

For many Americans, welcoming a new year means champagne, dancing, discharging firearms skyward, college football, collards, black-eyed peas, Black Eyed Peas, Dick Clark and/or Ryan Seacrest, electrified mechanical apples, a midnight kiss, feeling sad about not getting a midnight kiss, vomiting, and headaches.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

John Chilcot Has Been Criticized After Leading his Country's Iraq War Inquirynew

The inquiry, led by career civil servant Sir John Chilcot, has been criticized from the left, right and center for not pressing witnesses hard enough, for not forcing witnesses to testify under oath, and for not making crucial documents available to the public via the inquiry's website.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

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