Author Archive: Razi Safi

The Egyptian Jon Stewart

The Egyptian Jon Stewart

BY RAZI SAFI  Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been our generation’s major source of intellectual humor and cheap laughs. For many, they have even been an occasional news source. While widely different in style, their satirical comedic method allows their viewers to evaluate the political stories of the day […]

 
 

The Science Debate

The Science Debate

Science is the basis for most forms of quantifiable progress. With population growth steadily decreasing each coming decade, enhancements in technology are the only way to increase productivity, and in turn, GDP.  Furthermore, science and technology are directly responsible for enhanced standards of living as well as increased life expectancy. […]

 
 

A Veto on Palestinean Statehood

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinean President Mahumoud Abbas  shake hands at an American photoshoot.

In late September, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), the sole legitimate representative for Palestinians, made a formal appeal to the United Nations to be officially recognized as a sovereign nation. Approval of such a bid would give the Palestinian Authority voting rights and would make it possible for the Palestinians […]

 
 

A Necessary Evil?

A Necessary Evil?

It would seem that after months of peaceful protests followed by brute attacks on civilians by the Syrian military, international pressure would be mounting against the Assad regime. But as the casualties grow, international pressure rarely yields more than a strong urge for Al-Assad to pursue reform. Most of the […]