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The Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban has rightly captured the world’s attention. But what about the invisible child victims of US drones?

President Barack Obama

The US empire is a lesson in how not to change a changing world. 

Computers

Fear of a cyber attack is eroding US civil liberties and the constitution. 

The United States and Pakistan have become the dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations.

A Justice Department memo to the CIA

Institutionalized torture says not look what we can do, but look what we disown, what only the bad apples among us require.

America's military and intelligence infrastructures are about protecting people from terrorism, and little else.

While Peter King’s hearings on Muslim “radicalization” were controversial, they draw on a long history of US policy that has demonized Islam, under Republicans and Democrats alike.

“Captured in Somalia in 2003, Suleiman Abdallah was one of the ‘disappeared’ prisoners of the ‘war on terror.’ When I finally found him years later, he was a broken man.”

Revelations about Obama's drone assassinations led to official outrage—against the leakers. It's the policy that warrants investigation.

Deploying Informants, the FBI Stings Muslims

Behind nearly every “foiled terror plot” lurks a government informant sent to entrap hapless young Muslim men.

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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