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Anita J Joseph

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Bin Laden's Death

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Shall We Discuss Sharia?

Islam has a legal framework, which covers everything from diet to crime to interest rates, which can be enforced in voluntary tribunal courts; this makes a discussion on Sharia law especially important.


Dissenting Opinion: Ignorance is Not Bliss

Political and religious discourse have always been intimately bound in America. Today as ever, the United States is an intensely religious place.


Dissent: Border Law Basics

No matter how one thinks illegal immigrants should be treated once in the U.S., most Americans can agree that the act of entering a country without the proper legal permits is, in fact, a crime.

Summer Postcard

POSTCARD: The Made-for-TV Tribe

The Maasai encourage simplistic stereotypes of Africans.

Summer Postcard

POSTCARD: The Good Doctor

Dr. Abbas looks to give all his patients more than simply a medical cure.


POSTCARD: City Fears

The constant paranoia would be comical, except that unlike the fears that drive my day-to-day actions during the rest of the year, many of my present fears could never be perceived as trivial.


Grow Up

Living with hundreds of people your age just isn’t normal, so let’s try not to get used to it.


No Liberté in Fraternité

France’s actions against veils have set the tone for the rest of Europe.

Op Eds

The Case for the A-Plus

A more positive way to combat grade inflation and reward students for exemplary academic work would be to raise the grading scale to include A-pluses.


Election Day Apathy

Ultimately, we should vote in local elections not only because they affect us tremendously, but also because it’s our responsibility as citizens of a democracy.


DISSENT: Presidential Power

“The question we have to ask is who has done the most in the previous year to enhance peace in ...

Heart and Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea — I’m going to miss a lot of things when I leave Seoul. I’ll miss green tea

The Age Handicap

SEOUL, South Korea — Last week, my fellow intern and I attempted to treat our colleague to a nice meal—instead,

Stay the Course in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — What Iraq and Afghanistan taking up the airwaves, it’s easy to forget that for the past