Sep 02, 2016

Black and White and Trump All Over

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016, 6:58 PM EVERETT, Washington — Maybe it was jet lag. But the scene seemed a bit surreal: the African-American hawker selling “Donald ‘Fucking’ Trump” buttons, the young…

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Aug 20, 2016

Can Cartoons Save Pakistan’s Children From Jihad?

AUGUST 19, 2016, 7:42 PM LAHORE, Pakistan — “How do we prevent the 5-year-old in Pakistan from becoming a radical?” U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan asked in an April interview. Imran Azhar has a…

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Jul 25, 2016

Not All Islamists are Out to Kill Us

JULY 19, 2016, 9:00 AM The challenge tweeted by Donald Trump’s military advisor, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, in the hours after the horrific Nice massacre was clear and direct: “In next 24 hours, I…

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Jun 16, 2016

The Muslims Are Coming! The Muslims Are Coming!

American Islamophobia is as old as Plymouth Rock, but we've never seen anything quite like this before. The Muslims Are Coming! The Muslims Are Coming! They are “terrorist savages” and…

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Apr 08, 2016

Portland Is the Most Livable City in America — Except if You’re Muslim

Muslims in Oregon’s largest city have faced suspicion, entrapment, and targeting. Now here comes Trump and Cruz. By Lawrence PintakPORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 20, 2013 - Vehicle lights create light…

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Feb 04, 2016

‘The Rise of the American Taliban’

KARACHI, Pakistan (Feb. 4, 2016)— In the strongholds of hard-line Pakistani Islamist thought, they are talking about Donald Trump and laughing. Then they shake their heads with concern. “He…

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Oct 16, 2015

A chessboard Middle East: Russia’s pawn is Syria

By Lawrence Pintak, Special to The Seattle Times -- (Oct. 17, 2015) MODERN Syria is dead. Russia’s intervention into the bloody four-year conflict cements that reality. Now U.S. policymakers…

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May 26, 2015

Money, politics, power struggles — Pakistan’s media scandal has it all

By Lawrence Pintak (May 25, 2015) KARACHI, Pakistan — A government raid on the company that is bankrolling Pakistan’s newest media conglomerate has highlighted the corruption and infighting…

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May 24, 2015

Who is killing Pakistan’s educated elite?

By Lawrence Pintak May 23, 2015 KARACHI, Pakistan — “We live in a kingdom of fear, fortified by religious extremism and intolerance,” columnist Ghazi Salahiddin recently wrote in The News on…

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Feb 14, 2015

How Bob Simon, Brian Williams Present a Parable of the Digital Age

(Feb. 13, 2015) It’s not about you; it’s about the story. That’s what we tell TV journalism students. The tragic death of 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon reminds us that even in the video…

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Jan 18, 2015

We Are Not All Charlie Hebdo

(Jan. 18, 2015) It was a good week for American journalism. To state the obvious, there is no justification for the brutal attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo by al-Qaida-inspired…

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Apr 26, 2014

Media, Policy, and Conflict in Pakistan

(April 25, 2014) -- Pakistan’s raucous and increasingly lethal media sector is exerting a powerful effect on decision-making in the country, even though journalists themselves are divided on…

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