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Guantanamo

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.

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.

Blogs

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Amid a delayed election and a horrific Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian women and girls are increasingly becoming targets—and tools—of violence.

March 11, 2015

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015

How else can news professionals like him maintain the trust of their audiences?

February 17, 2015

A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements deserve our solidarity—not our bombs.

February 10, 2015

When the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.

February 6, 2015

There's no purely military solution to the insurgency raging across northeastern Nigeria.

February 3, 2015

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014

Virtually every Bush-era claim about torture doesn’t withstand scrutiny after the investigation.

December 9, 2014