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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

What’s the adequate US response to the growing threat from ISIS and Islamic extremism?

September 15, 2014

Plagued by poor infrastructure, climate denialism, unregulated fracking wells and nuclear waste sites, the United States is poised to topple itself with self-inflicted wounds.

April 8, 2014

What would have happened if the West Virginia chemical spill was caused by terrorists. 

January 28, 2014

No time to lose, if Afghanistan is to avoid full-blown civil war in 2015.

June 18, 2013

The FBI needs to release its Tsarnaev file.

April 23, 2013

President Obama should stay out of Moscow’s jihad in Chechnya.

April 22, 2013

Why we're fixated on the ethnicity and religion of the Boston bomb suspects.

April 19, 2013

Let's all calm down.

April 19, 2013

A reflection for posterity of what it felt like to live in America the week of April 15, 2013.

April 19, 2013

So let's take another look at the Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Northern Command.

April 17, 2013