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Four Republicans continue to misrepresent the rights of the accused "underwear" bomber--despite having been briefed on those rights on Christmas Day.

Hayes debates Scarborough over the constitutional rights of terrorists.

The attempted airliner attack on Christmas Day demonstrates that the best antidote to terrorism is not military action but good intelligence, police work and appropriate security measures.

There is no "war" against terrorism. Not if by war one means doing the obvious and checking a highly suspicious air traveler's underwear to see if explosives have been sewn in.

The Nation's Chris Hayes challenges the right wing rhetoric of conservative Rep. Peter King regarding the attempted terror attack on Christmas.

To try alleged 9/11 perpetrators without handing Al Qaeda a propaganda victory, the trial must be fair beyond question.

If we leave Afghanistan, Al Qaeda will be in no position to re-establish a base there.

Nation blogger Melissa Harris-Lacewell reacts to Glenn Beck's '9/12 movement' and the right-wing's tone deaf response to Obama's healthcare speech.

For the eighth anniversary of September 11, 2001, a full-scale reappraisal of the real meaning of that day in New York for ordinary Americans.

What if eight years ago the World Trade Center had been leveled by a small nuclear bomb that took out most of lower Manhattan as well?

Blogs

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

In the Algerian “rescue,” blundering, botched unilateralism. In 1975, America showed them the way.

January 20, 2013