Tag Archives: Arab Americans

Helen Thomas and the limits of free speech

Last Thursday, former White House correspondent Helen Thomas received a standing ovation in Dearborn, where she addressed a group of roughly 300 people, most of whom, I’m told, were non-Arab. Thomas, in addition to criticizing America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, talked about, “the whole question of money involved in politics” – which is to […]

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The hubbub in Dearborn

I’m trying my damndest to get worked up over this sweatshirt designed by Arab-American kids in the class of 2011 at Dearborn’s Edsel Ford High School, but I’m just not feeling it. Then again, it didn’t really bother me all that much when Ron Asheton and the Sex Pistols used to dress up like Nazis, […]

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