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Author Archives: Lores Rizkalla

Deep Thoughts … by Howard Dean

I’m continually amazed at the words that fall from the lips of the Democratic National Committee Chairman, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. By way of review, I’d like to remind you of some of his more recent attacks, oh I mean statements, about conservatives and Republicans. “I hate Republicans and everything they stand for.” “The issue is not abortion. The ... Read More »

The Slippery Slope: “Human” Experimentation

Finding out the human body’s capacity to endure and survive high altitude Learning how to treat hypothermia Investigating immunization for and treatment of malaria Researching ways to treat soldiers wounded by mustard gas Treating the soldiers with bone, muscle nerve regeneration and bone transplants As barbaric and inhumane as we may envision the Nazis, the above are just a few ... Read More »

“Can They Focus on Arab Muslim Men?”

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I am a woman. A Christian. A graduate of UCLA. I bleed red, white and blue. I am, uh, thirty-something. And, one more thing, I am Egyptian. Why does any of this matter? Because some of the above characteristics have come to the forefront of conversation since September 11, 2001. Not all ... Read More »

Deserving Better Than Abortion

I can’t help but recall not long ago the president having to answer questions about whether he had a “litmus test” for appointees to the Supreme Court. He was asked specifically whether a candidate’s view on abortion would determine his or her qualification. The message was clear: Mr. President, you better not make this about abortion. The president followed through ... Read More »