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Recent rulings upholding the right of the executive branch to jail and try terror suspects in military tribunals raise questions about whether the judiciary can keep presidential powers in check. Will a realigned Supreme Court give Bush a
blank check to rise above the law?

The FBI--with apparent White House
approval--continues to seek the authority to bypass the court system in
pursuit of evidence against terror suspects.

Sources on the ground in Iraq say that serious moves toward a pullout will dry up recruitment efforts for jihadi groups.

This might be a good time for the Bush Administration to
step up its reading on Saudi Arabia, starting with these three books.

How do you tell a student the story of September 11?

A look at the suffering endured at Krome Detention
Center in Miami, a cross between Alcatraz and hell.

Even in tiny outposts like Havre, Montana, a profound
cultural and psychological shift has occurred since the events of 9/11.

The attacks seemed designed to maximize fear, not casualties.

An analysis of the BBC's documentary on Al Qaeda and Islamic terrorism.

You know the things I miss so much it hurts?
Those orange alerts.
Routines, our leaders said--and this was strange--
Should not be changed:

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