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War on Terror
September 11 attacks
September 19, 2016
Dear Daughter: I’m Sorry for Helping Create the Post-9/11 World You Have to Grow Up In
Sending your child off to college is hard enough without the constant fear of terror that looms over us.
Peter Van Buren
September 8, 2016
For the 15 Years Since 9/11, the US Has Waged an Endless Campaign of Violence in the Middle East
No one knows how many American bombs have gone off on Middle Eastern soil.
August 23, 2016
Why Is the United States Abetting Saudi War Crimes in Yemen?
The Obama administration’s record-setting arms deals with Riyadh have strengthened extremists and led to greater regional instability.
January 22, 2016
Why I’m Rooting for Ted Cruz to Win Iowa and New Hampshire
Trump has warmth and humor, and can at least mimic the sound of empathy.
November 16, 2015
Here We Go Again? Muslim Americans Brace for a Backlash After Paris
Muslim, Arab, and South Asian activists already see a far-too-familiar pattern in the US reaction—but also some signs of progress.
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October 26, 2015
Jeb Bush Says He Has ‘Really Cool Things’ to Do Besides Being President
That’s good, because he’s probably not going to be.
September 11, 2015
September 11, 2001: ‘A Great Wound’
“If we are shrewd about ourselves and truly brave, citizens will not yield to hysteria—or accept draconian new laws that undermine civil liberties—but will force these difficult questions into the political debate.”
September 8, 2015
14 Years After 9/11, the War on Terror Is Accomplishing Everything bin Laden Hoped It Would
Al Qaeda goaded us into doing what it had neither the resources nor the ability to do.
July 6, 2015
Despite the Settlement Talks, Don’t Expect the NYPD to Stop Spying on Muslims
Mayor de Blasio’s break with Bloomberg on surveillance is far from clean.
June 1, 2015
NSA Reform? No Way! Scott Walker Wants ‘Something Closer to the Patriot Act’
The Wisconsin governor positions himself as the exact opposite of Rand Paul—and privacy advocates in both parties.