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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.

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.

Blogs

No—Zacarias Moussaoui’s spectacular claims are nonsense. But both the Saudi and US governments did create the monster that became Al Qaeda.

February 6, 2015

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