Haroon Siddiqui's "The Muslim Malaise", from last weekend's star. The first couple of paragraphs almost made me throw it away; I'm glad I stuck with it to find what how a sensible, liberal, devout Muslim thinks is wrong with the world.
Bruce Schneier's "What the Terrorists Want", which was originally published by Wired.com. As he points out, the aim of terrorism is not to kill people---it's to inspire terror. By that measure, Western governments are doing exactly what the terrorists want.