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The money we've wasted on unseen terrorists, nonexistent WMDs and phantom pedophiles could have been used to address any number of legitimate threats.

As Jose Padilla's trial unfolds in Miami, the cruel methods of US interrogators are finally being put on trial.

The systematic abuse of an American citizen charged with vague crimes related to terror has destroyed his sanity and made us into what we despise.

"Islamo-fascism" looks like an analytic term, but it's really an emotional one, intended to get us to think less and fear more.

The easy invocation of "terrorism"--whether by pundits or political leaders--is not just sloppy use of language. It is precisely targeted phrasing intended to terrorize dissent.

The US "war on terror" now extends to an unlikely frontier in Paraguay,
where farmers are caught in the crossfire and human rights groups are
skeptical of the threat posed by Islamic terrorists.

Civil libertarians were stunned last week when the Senate approved a
measure that would allow government officials to essentially bypass the
courts and lock up people suspected of terrorism without trial. Will
cooler heads prevail?

A midsummer nightmare of the shiny-eyed zealots who would protect us from terror. Plus, summer reading for the President.

The true and patriotic purpose of presidential loafing revealed.

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

April 17, 2013

The US Attorney General has recently stated that drone strikes on Americans are possible and that banks complicit in the financial crisis are too big to prosecute.

March 12, 2013

The president should condemn violence at home, and hold himself accountable for violence abroad, as well. 

February 8, 2013

The press has not only failed to ask the tough questions but also inexplicably kept secret the existence of a base in Saudia Arabia.

February 8, 2013

No Congressional hearing has examined the secret expansion of targeted drone killings, but the senate has a chance to grill Obama's nominee for CIA director today.

February 7, 2013

Because if he told them, he’d have to kill them. Wait. He did.

February 6, 2013

The leaked Department of Justice “white paper” attempts to justify the killing of American citizens, but what really has died is the rule of law.

February 6, 2013

Two breaking stories—a report on CIA secret detentions and the “white paper” on killing American citizens—incriminate the Obama administration before the confirmation hearings on Thursday.

February 5, 2013

With covert ops and drone warfare on the rise, we have to ask ourselves about how we fight terrorism.

January 28, 2013

Isn't a slaughtered child is a slaughtered child, regardless of where they come from?

December 24, 2012