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Ban the burkini ban: How the same decision that claims to liberate women actually oppresses them

The ban on the burkini is troublesome, to say the least. The Muslim women who have fled patriarchal communities are facing a different kind of oppression in the West, specifically in Europe.

How just a few voters in a few U.S. counties will decide the presidential election

If my calculations are correct, it is perhaps no more than 19 counties in 11 states — fewer than 500,000 voters — who truly matter in the 2016 contest.

Slow summer simmer: Enjoy the rhythm, as it soon will be gone

Slowly, let's let summer go. Take a moment — or many — to just breathe; sitting or lying down, breathe deep, breathe in pure air, or music, or sky.