Nafees A. Syed

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Fair & Lovely

I know it’s too much to ask society to change racial problems overnight, but there is certainly more we can do.

In Defense of the South

There are myriad possibilities to alert Harvard students that civilization extends beyond the blue-state borders.

Republican Shoe-Throwers

Are Republicans trying to make President Obama the new Bush? Since the president’s inauguration, it seems as if Republicans have

In God We Trust

In 2007, then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama told a crowd of church members that religious good works make up “a thread

Avoiding a New Cold War

Iran’s recent test of its Omid satellite has raised concern that the next launch could be tipped with a less

The Fuss About Covering Up

In December 2008, Judge Keith Rollins’ arrest of Lisa (Miedah) Valentine at the Douglasville Municipal Court for wearing her hijab,

The Post-Racial Myth

When the Emancipation Proclamation was passed over a century ago, many Americans made the mistake of believing that color lines

Democracy Needs Colbert

Before the 2000 catastrophe surrounding hanging chads and butterfly ballots, few people were watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Hank Paulson: CEO of America

When crisis strikes, it has often been Congress’s knee-jerk reaction to accept whatever the executive branch has to offer. The