Middle East

Build cultural awareness

Our lack of knowledge can lead to tragedy. For example: let’s look at the Sikh. Sikhs are from the state of Punjab, which is in the country of India. This is in South Asia, not t ...

Greed reigns supreme over oil prices

It looks like gasoline will soon be $5 a gallon. If we’re lucky, they will nudge it back to $4.85 or so. This will give us that little feeling of relief and acceptance that they ...

Vote out that poser Obama

Re: “Obama gets things done,” (Reader Input, Oct. 31). As usual, Ron Lowe is way off base with his assessment of Obama’s effectiveness as a leader. For starters, Guantanamo i ...

US on right side of history

The Arab spring in the Middle East is the 21st century exodus from oppression to freedom. The human spirit longs to be free to pursue its own autonomy. How could the modern world o ...

Local residents give voice to Middle East conflict

Middle Eastern-Americans are speaking out about the situation in the Middle East, including the resignation of a dictator and strained relations between Israel and Palestine. Aubu ...

Governor has global outlook

People in the Middle East revolt because their rulers conspire with global corporations, like big oil, to line their pockets while their people stagnate. They revolt because there ...

Christmas in Bethlehem offers awe-inspiring memories

Editor’s note: Bridget Jones is an Auburn Journal reporter. In this column she describes spending Christmas 2009 in the Middle East. In September 2009 I got on a plane and flew ...

Get facts right or forget it

After reading a recent contributor’s post (Reader Input, Feb. 11), I am once again saddened and amazed how people can so easily trip over the facts on the way to launching person ...