Articles by Elisha Maldonado

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Erdogan Brushes Off Fazil Say Sentencing

Showing his true colors, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to Monday’s sentencing of Fazil Say -- the world renowned pianist who “insulted” Islam with his tweets -- by saying: “Do not occupy our time with such matters.”

Turkey Continues To Convict Free Speech

It’s almost becoming a tired truth that freedom of speech is virtually non-existent in Turkey, and Monday’s sentencing of the internationally acclaimed Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say is further evidence.The 42-year-old Say, who has played in orchestras around the world, was given a 10-month prison sentence for insulting Islam and offending Muslims for his posts on Twitter. The sentence was suspended for five years, meaning that he won’t see the inside of a jail cell unless he repeats the “guilty action.”

The American Voter: Crazy Or Just Deprived?

One definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome. Well, that pretty much describes our political election process today.

Some U.S. colleges To Disclose More On Education Costs

Ten private U.S. colleges and state university systems announced plans on Tuesday to be more upfront about the costs of higher education, including detailing the monthly loan payments students would face after graduation.

Wider World Opened To Saudis Studying Abroad

Wearing the black face-covering veil favoured by Saudi women, Maha Mazyad looked through leaflets for prospective jobs with some of the Islamic kingdom's largest companies at a recent career fair in Riyadh.

California Primaries Show Democratic Divide On Education

Democratic candidates backed by wealthy advocates for charter schools squeaked past rivals backed by teachers unions in two California state assembly primary races on Tuesday, highlighting a bitter split in the Democratic Party over education policy.

Tony Bennett Is Right: Legalizing Drugs Would Save Lives

First it was Michael Jackson, then it was Amy Winehouse and now the magnificent Whitney Houston. I'd like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves to get our government to legalize drugs. So they have to get it through a doctor, not just some gangsters that sell it under the table.

Turkey Urges France to Reject Armenian Genocide Bill

As a French bill that would criminalize denial of the mass killings of Armenians during Turkey's Ottoman era moves closer to becoming law, Turkey is urging the Paris Senate, where the bill is scheduled to be debated Monday, to reject it.

China Adamantly Opposes Iran Possessing Nuclear Weapons: Wen

Just add China to the list of those not supporting Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons. Speaking at the end of a six-day visit to the Middle East, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivered a firm warning to Tehran against developing nuclear weapons.