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Why I Love To Hate Alex Rodriguez
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

Hatred is dangerous because it’s mimetic – it spreads from person to person like a contagious disease and allows us to unite over and against our scapegoat. ... but a guilty scapegoat is the best kind because ...

Muslim Women Olympians: 'This Is Legacy'
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 12:11am | Type: Blog

Dozens of Muslim women are competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London — several of them as the very first female athletes chosen (and allowed) to represent their countries in the Olympic games. These wome ...

Team USA (No Matter Where They Were Born)
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

As the London Olympics begin this week, the United States counts many “transfers” — immigrants from all over the world who are now U.S. citizens — among its top athletes. Some people may feel threatened by the ...