Wannabe States of the United States

Have you ever asked yourself why we only have one state named after a president, but half a dozen states named after kings and queens from other countries? Well that wasn’t the original plan, there’ve been quite a few attempts to name states after founding fathers that ended up failing… Continue Reading

If at First You Don’t Secede • Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef Ep. 4

As-salaam alaikum, everyone! My name is Bassem Youssef. In my native Egypt, I was a surgeon— until the Arab Spring, when I realized my country itself had fallen ill. So I created a comedy show to help the nation heal. The people liked it, but the government, not such much. Continue Reading

Putting Out the UnWelcome Mat • Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef Ep. 1

As-salaam alaikum, everyone! My name is Bassem Youssef. In my native Egypt, I was a surgeon— until the Arab Spring, when I realized my country itself had fallen ill. So I created a comedy show to help the nation heal. The people liked it, but the government, not such much. Continue Reading

The New Hate Economy • Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef Ep.6

As-salaam alaikum, everyone! My name is Bassem Youssef. In my native Egypt, I was a surgeon— until the Arab Spring, when I realized my country itself had fallen ill. So I created a comedy show to help the nation heal. The people liked it, but the government, not such much. Continue Reading

The Right to Buy Guns • Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef Ep. 2

As-salaam alaikum, everyone! My name is Bassem Youssef. In my native Egypt, I was a surgeon— until the Arab Spring, when I realized my country itself had fallen ill. So I created a comedy show to help the nation heal. The people liked it, but the government, not such much. Continue Reading

The US Democracy. How Does it Work?

The United States has always been known for being the leading country when it comes to democracy. The US democracy has been around for the past 230 years which makes it the oldest democracy in the entire world. It has paved the path for security, stability and freedom of speech Continue Reading

Why the U.S. is an anomaly among democracies | Eboo Patel

So there’s a great book by Michael Walzer called What It Means to Be an American. And one of the things that he says is that for centuries, really from the time of the Greeks, political philosophers believed that the only way to have diversity in a society was for Continue Reading

Church ᐸ3 State 4Ever • Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef Ep.9

As-salaam alaikum, everyone! My name is Bassem Youssef. In my native Egypt, I was a surgeon— until the Arab Spring, when I realized my country itself had fallen ill. So I created a comedy show to help the nation heal. The people liked it, but the government, not such much. Continue Reading

Rebranding Arabs • Democracy Handbook with Bassem Youssef Ep.5

As-salaam alaikum, everyone! My name is Bassem Youssef. In my native Egypt, I was a surgeon— until the Arab Spring, when I realized my country itself had fallen ill. So I created a comedy show to help the nation heal. The people liked it, but the government, not such much. Continue Reading

My Problem With Religion | Cosmic Skeptic

have you ever noticed that there’s a stunning correlation between a person’s place of birth and their religious affiliation have you ever noticed that there’s a stunning correlation between someone’s parents religious beliefs and their own I can’t count the amount of times that upon asking a theist why they Continue Reading