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Attempts to gag websites

"Controlling thought and opinion is impossible in today's connected world. Jordanians, the majority of whose population is under 25, are able to quickly overcome direct website blockades by electronically bypassing them, but the government does not trust them to be mature enough to decipher the content of the news."

The Dangers of Political Arrogance

"For the sake of the Americans, the hope is that not many will listen to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney either. Another extremely arrogant and often inaccurate politician, Romney puts his foot in his mouth time and time again because he thinks he is over and above just about every other American politician, including President Obama."

Crisis Averted; Challenges Remain

"Our polling of American public opinion makes clear the challenges Arabs and Muslims still face in the U.S. Opinion is not monolithic. There are majorities of Democrats, young people, and other minority communities very supportive of our communities. But there are other groups that still need to be educated or shamed into silence. There is work to be done. Work, I would add, that is only made more difficult by the scenes of rioters, et. al.—that only serve to feed the racist stereotypes of the "imagined Arabs".

The Power of the Mormon Church Over Mitt Romney

"Born to and raised with privilege, Romney wants it all; he wants to attack Obama's religious principles and he wants to avoid answering questions about the legitimacy of his own religion and how it would affect his decisions, if elected."

That Would Be Really Hard

"I don't care if you donate a lot of money to charity, or not.  I don't even care if you pay your taxes. I don't care about your religious beliefs. I don't care if you cheat on your husband - none of my business. I don't care if you feed your kids Twinkies for breakfast.  I care only about the domestic and foreign policy that you support.  People die every day because of those policies. I might believe that you care about us, if you ever resign from the Republican/Democratic Party, but I know that that would be really hard. ""

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