Domenica Ghanem

Domenica Ghanem

Domenica Ghanem is a communications assistant at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Why do we condemn Trump but laud the Bush family? Because they weren’t as mean-sounding and could take a joke? (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Is Bush’s Legacy So Different From Trump’s?
As the federal government closed shop for a day of national mourning for the late President George H.W. Bush, an image of came to my mind. It’s an ad by his supporters claiming presidential candidate Michael Dukakis “allows first degree murderers to have weekend passes,” as an image of an African...
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Thursday, November 08, 2018
The ‘Blue Wave’ Was Also a ‘Muslim Wave’
With the Muslim Ban, the promotion of torturer Gina Haspel to CIA director, and increases in hate crimes, it’s been a rough year for us Muslims in the United States. So hearing the words “Salam Alaikum” as Ilhan Omar took the national stage on Election Night to accept her win as Representative of...
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These are lies and they are serving a purpose: to stoke racism and fear among his base ahead of the elections. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Journalists Say Trump’s Caravan Claims Are ‘Evidence-Free.’ It’s Worse Than That.
As the GOP’s fears of a progressive wave in November grow, Donald Trump has made it his personal mission to make everyone else afraid, too. Over the past few week’s he’s been telling evermore fantastical tales of dangerous riffraff inching their way up to the U.S. border. In reality, there is a...
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"While these connections may be new to some, the activists fighting both against the occupation of Palestine and for Black lives are not strangers to how their struggles are linked." (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Why We Should Be Alarmed That Israeli Forces And U.S. Police Are Training Together
Razan al-Najjar is the latest victim in Israel’s onslaught of Palestinians to go viral. The 21-year-old nurse was shot dead by a sniper. Her only weapon? A wad of medical gauze. She’d been treating protestors who’ve been rallying for their right to return to homes they were expelled from as...
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"Insys Therapeutics, a company whose founder was indicted for allegedly bribing doctors to write prescriptions for fentanyl (a substance 50 times stronger than heroin), spent $500,000 to stop marijuana legalization in Arizona in 2016." (Photo: Charles Williams/flikr/cc) Views
Thursday, April 05, 2018
If You Want to Kill Drug Dealers, Start with Big Pharma
At a recent rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump called for the death penalty for drug traffickers as part of a plan to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. At a Pennsylvania rally a few weeks earlier, he called for the same. Now his administration is taking steps toward making this...
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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Some Questions for the ‘Expert’ Who Accused Me of ‘Passive Terrorism’
Misogynists have spun the old trope that what women wear is somehow the cause of what men do time and time again. But thanks to the Air Force, Muslim women are now getting a disturbingly refreshing take on the subject. We’re used to getting blamed for the violence of men when we wear too little...
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