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Book Review: Agent Storm, My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.11.2014 | Home
Peter Van Buren

Storm's own blustery self-image and the bit of unrealness noted aside, Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA is a decent read for anyone watching the world of intelligence who also appreciates a good story.

Matt Sledge

Here's The Drone Memo That Justified The Killing Of A U.S. Citizen | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

A federal court released on Monday a Justice Department memorandum justifying the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, but government redactions still le...

You Are Not a Person, Anwar al-Awlaki

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

If the government feels it is against its interest for you to have a passport and thus the freedom to travel, to depart the United States if you wish to, it will just take it away.

Forget Wall Street, Let's Occupy the World

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

It sure looks like Joe Biden finally got his mojo back. Whatever mojo he had in the first place, that is. Don't get me wrong. I like Joe Biden, and al...

Obama, the Ground-Breaking President?

Anthony Gregory | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Why should the killing of Al-Awlaki not be a universal outrage? What greater tyranny could there be than a president's power to order a citizen executed without consulting Congress or the courts?

Jason Linkins

Tony West, Lawyer At Center Of Al-Awlaki Filing, Was Once Smeared As 'Al Qaeda Seven' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the weekend, Spencer Ackerman pointed out that the "first Justice Department lawyer to sign off on the Obama administration's brief to dismiss a ...

Anwar Al-Awlaki: The Jim Jones of Islam

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

Like Jim Jones, a personality cult has formed around Anwar al-Awlaki. There is a word for that kind of personality cult in Islam: idolatry.