Why Paris is Burning

Today at Mother Jones:

Mark LeVine sees in the French riots “a microcosm of the larger struggles of Muslims…to integrate into a globalized order from which they have been marginalized for decades, even centuries.” (LINK)

Andrew Testa, in a stunning photo essay, portrays Thailand’s sea gypsies, who outsmarted the tsunami but could be swept away by an even greater force–modernity.

Jack Hitt confers the Aaron Burr Award for Constitutional Devotion on…Tom DeLay? Rick Santorum?

Bill Hogan introduces Dr. Gilbert Ross, onetime jailbird and now America’s most aggressive debunker of legitimate scientific research.

Clint Hendler warns of Republican attempts to weaken the Endangered Species Act. (LINK)