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"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.

More evidence that President Bush is losing the "war on terror."

The London bombings are another reminder that Bush's invasion of Iraq was a counterproductive response to 9/11.

Government employees should never have to choose between
their conscience and their career.

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Dianne Feinstein accuses the CIA of spying on congressional staffers who investigated the agency’s illegal detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush.

March 11, 2014

A new play by George Brant brings home the human costs of America’s remote killing machine.

January 14, 2014

The former Pentagon lawyer will be dealing with cybersnooping, immigration and border security.

October 17, 2013

Backing Al Qaeda in Syria while fighting it in Iraq? And launching random drones in Yemen?

August 12, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013

How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.

June 3, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, the president has only increased the scope of our global program to detain and torture people.

April 24, 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

Let's all calm down.

April 19, 2013