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"Islamo-fascism" looks like an analytic term, but it's really an emotional one, intended to get us to think less and fear more.

The easy invocation of "terrorism"--whether by pundits or political leaders--is not just sloppy use of language. It is precisely targeted phrasing intended to terrorize dissent.

The US "war on terror" now extends to an unlikely frontier in Paraguay,
where farmers are caught in the crossfire and human rights groups are
skeptical of the threat posed by Islamic terrorists.

Civil libertarians were stunned last week when the Senate approved a
measure that would allow government officials to essentially bypass the
courts and lock up people suspected of terrorism without trial. Will
cooler heads prevail?

A midsummer nightmare of the shiny-eyed zealots who would protect us from terror. Plus, summer reading for the President.

The true and patriotic purpose of presidential loafing revealed.

More evidence that President Bush is losing the "war on terror."

The London bombings are another reminder that Bush's invasion of Iraq was a counterproductive response to 9/11.

Government employees should never have to choose between
their conscience and their career.

The Bush Administration respects Amnesty International only when doing so suits its political agenda.

Blogs

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Amid a delayed election and a horrific Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian women and girls are increasingly becoming targets—and tools—of violence.

March 11, 2015

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015

How else can news professionals like him maintain the trust of their audiences?

February 17, 2015

A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements deserve our solidarity—not our bombs.

February 10, 2015

When the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.

February 6, 2015

There's no purely military solution to the insurgency raging across northeastern Nigeria.

February 3, 2015

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014

Virtually every Bush-era claim about torture doesn’t withstand scrutiny after the investigation.

December 9, 2014