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"The Magical President Doesn’t Exist": What The Left Must Really Do To Defeat The Wingnuts

Labor Day marks the traditional kickoff to election season, and all Democrats can say for themselves about the coming midterms is: Things look bad, but they could be worse. 1,245 more words


Win tickets to Safar: The Festival of Popular Arab Cinema

Thanks to the good people at the Arab British Centre, win two tickets to a screening of Around the Pink House as part of the Safar film festival at the ICA. 365 more words
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Timeline of ISIS in Iraq


The Arabic letter “n” (inside red circle), signifying “Nasrani” (Christian), on a Christian home in Mosul.

The following is a summary of the events that have unfolded in North Iraq. 1,158 more words


The Best Divisions for Knowledge of the Regions by Al-Muqadassi

The bluntness of the author is not unusual for the times he lived in, but it can still be startling to read.

About this book: “Written 1000 years ago, this geographical treatise was based on some 20 years of experiences undergone and observations noted in the author’s survey of the realm of Islam, from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. 20 more words


Wall Street Journal: Obama's Curious Rage

In this Wall Street Journal Op-ed, Bret Stephens discusses how President Obama is “calm when it comes to Putin, ISIS and Hamas, but furious with Israel:” 824 more words

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Dune, Economics and Podcasts!

Loyal Followers! 

    The Falcon Files made friends this weekend with the great folks over at Geek Progress and the result was some great conversations on Political Economy, the Middle East and Dune. 17 more words

Cloud 9 Music Festival Playlist

We’re only a few days away now from the second iteration of the Cloud 9 Music Festival kicking off in Nuweiba Thursday. Never in need of an excuse to roll out a Dandin playlist but doing one with some of the artists from the three day lineup tickled our fancy. 52 more words