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A deeply disturbing development that has been buried under the debris of
war talk is the fact that since 1998, in a major historical reversal,
most of the deaths and injuries from terrorism hav

They say history repeats itself. But usually not quite so quickly.

The same week that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his
plans to close eight city firehouses, Mike Wallace, John Jay College
professor and bard of New York, held a conference on "Ne

A spate of recent terrorism events--the bombing of a French tanker, the
destruction of a nightclub in Bali, an FBI warning of a "spectacular" Al
Qaeda action and the surfacing of a new Osama bi

Bomb 'em now, kill 'em now, zim, boom, bah
Chickenhawks, chickenhawks, rah, rah, rah.
Vietnam reverberates.
(We were rooting from the States.)

There you go again, Mr. Ashcroft.

We must contain terror and protect its victims through extending human rights law.

We must strengthen institutions that protect us from a national security state.

The terrorism war begins to sag.
The perpetrator we were meant to bag
Remains at large, and wartime fervor fades.
Then Bush and all his hawkish White House aides
Drop sanctions as the way to tame Iraq
And say, "Without delay, we must attack."
If that war sags, there's still a backup plan.
It's war without delay against Iran.
And when the zest for that war, too, has faded?
That's easy: North Korea gets invaded.
But then it's hard to think of what to do.
Destroy Bahrain? Bomb France? Invade Peru?

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President Obama's call to Americans to remember that “justice has been done” is an opening to seize. It is time to stop defining the post-9/11 struggle against stateless terrorists as a “war.”

May 2, 2011

As I perused the latest WikiLeaks releases this morning, a retweet from their Twitter feed caught my eye: “Gitmo: Compare the first paragraph of these two stories about the same thing.” One was a link to the BBC and one was CNN.

April 25, 2011

A prominent Democrats changes course and says the Obama administration's war in Afghanistan is no longer winnable.

April 20, 2011

An American MA student, of Pakistani descent, was flagged by a Southwest Airlines crew member as “suspicious” and kicked off the plane, all for saying "I've got to go."

April 18, 2011

Everyone. And no one. Whom exactly are we fighting again?

April 11, 2011

As President Saleh’s corrupt regime teeters on the brink of collapse, the US belatedly backs reform in Yemen.

April 4, 2011

The uprisings in the Arab world are too complex to be reduced to a one-size-fits-all doctrine.

March 24, 2011

Does the silence of the Obama administration on the uprisings in Yemen have something to do with the US-backed president's role as a crucial partner in the war on terror?

March 22, 2011

The Obama administration has continued to operate Bush’s legally dubious detention centers for terrorism prisoners, but the opaque practices at these secret prisons deserve to be rigorously reconsidered.

March 18, 2011

Former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Schmitz has tried to use Sharia law to fight lawsuits alleging corporate misconduct that led to deaths of US servicemen.

March 9, 2011