Regardless of who wins on November 6, there are no signs that either Romney or Obama will act to dismantle the lawless military commissions created after 9/11.
The US empire is a lesson in how not to change a changing world.
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.
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.
Behind nearly every “foiled terror plot” lurks a government informant sent to entrap hapless young Muslim men.