Tag Archives: u.s.

The Mistake Carter Didn’t Make: Why America and Israel Should Listen to Jimmy

Anyone who understands history knows Carter owes Palestinians a little more than just a hug.

Notes from the Dubai International Film Festival: Things We Lost in the Fire

As the festival wound down, I found myself needing an injection of Hollywood, and Susanne Bier’s “Things We Lost in the Fire” was the ticket. Well, maybe.

Notes from the Dubai International Film Festival: The Battle for Haditha

This article is part of a series on various films at DIFF 2007. Nick Broomfield’s “The Battle for Haditha” has not yet gotten enough press. In some ways, this is understandable. Despite the explosive subject matter, this is a low-key film. There are no big-name actors, no enormous budget, and, most importantly, the picture’s stylistic […]

Things Don’t Work Out

Despite today’s emphasis on perfect parenting, it’s good to remember it doesn’t exist.

Rudy Giuliani: Just How Far Will His Dance Take Him?

An examination of what a Giuliani presidency may mean for the United States, and the world, by a popular Muslim American blogger and freelance writer whose work is available on umarlee.com.

The U.S.: The Reform of the Public Warning System

The importance of setting policies and procedures to effectively implement a Public Warning System.

The Kindness of Strangers

Will women in Iraq be able to make their own choices?

A Rebel’s Guide to the World – Part 2 (weirder, angrier & uncensored)

This popular Arab commentator returns with a second installment of his musings on the state of the world. But this time he is equipped with a wide array of dreams and foul language. Not for the faint-hearted.