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Free Shifa

As young Muslim men disappear into US prisons for “pre-crimes” they haven’t committed, activists demand justice.

NSA headquarters

A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle. 

NSA speech

In his recent speech, the president offered an unbridled defense of the surveillance state.

Libyan security forces

Beneath the political debates over the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens is a history of American meddling in the country—which set the stage for the assassination.

In contrast to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, Mitt Romney has turned a terrorist attack into partisan fodder.

A refugee camp in Kenya

The famine in Somalia was not simply sparked by nature but by disastrous foreign interventions that are now impeding aid.

Since 2001, the treatment of the Muslim community in America, especially by law enforcement authorities, has made no sense at all.

The attempted Times Square bombing is a reminder that the defense budgets for high-tech warfare are beside the point in countering terrorists who turn firecrackers into bombs.

Let me put American life in the Age of Terror into some kind of context, and then tell me you're not ready to get on the nearest plane heading anywhere, even toward Yemen.

Blogs

A growing body of evidence suggests that, at least mentally, the line between James Holmes and a Muslim jihadist may not be too thick.

July 25, 2012

How did Yemen come to pose such a grave threat to the United States?

May 17, 2012

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011

And drawing a bright line: the Taliban is not Al Qaeda.

June 8, 2011

Arizona senator provides definitive refutation against Mukasey, Cheney, Rep. King.

May 12, 2011

President Obama's chief adviser on counterterrorism is mum on whether the administration is planning a covert war In Yemen.

December 20, 2010

When officials refuse to act, whistleblowers need "a safety valve."

October 17, 2010

Literally millions of Americans are employed to battle Osama bin Laden and his minions, a Post series reports, arrayed against a threat that barely exists.

July 19, 2010

A UN panel issues a blistering attack on the American policy of "extrajudicial killings," i.e., the drone attacks. Its author says that the US is opening a Pandora's Box that could lead to a lawless world in which states kill people they don't like at will.

June 3, 2010