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Assassinations

Obama's Big Move: Time to Bring Cuba Through the Time Tunnel

William Bradley | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's way past time for the rest of us to let Cuba as it is, imperfect though it may be, like the rest of us, find what future it can.

Secret Service Bungles Underscore the Never Ending Peril to President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Secret Service bungles cost the job of the director, ignited loud cries for a total overhaul of the service, and a guarded vote of confidence in the service from Obama. But the problems with the service, and the breeches, are only the tip of the iceberg in assessing the peril to Obama.

Loss, Age And Gathering The Circle Closer

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 10.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

The death of Robin Williams is in the forefront of social media and every news source this morning. It makes me sad that all the love and support surrounding him were not enough to stave off the demons. So, this morning I'm thinking about loss -- public and private.

Jack Bauer Is Back and He's a Jumpin' Jack Flash!

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Jack is back and he is a jumpin' Jack flash as he sets up business on the streets of London. It has been four years since we have seen the adventures ...

Re-heat The Beatles

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Unfortunately, we -- and by we, I speak now of my cohort, the Baby Boom generation -- seem to be the ones who have turned nostalgia into an industry. Which takes most of the fun out of it.

Ex-President Who Gets The Most Death Threats Laughs Them Off

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter, a leader of humanitarian efforts in the three decades since leaving office, has received more death threats than any ot...

America the Serial Killer

John Feffer | Posted 07.15.2012 | World
John Feffer

Dexter is all about U.S. foreign policy and the moral calculus of a superpower. Our government has likewise been on a killing streak, and there's no end in sight. But we are also, as a country, conflicted about this propensity toward murder.

9 Medieval Assassinations That Changed The Course Of History

Robin LaFevers | Posted 06.06.2012 | Books
Robin LaFevers

The mythos of the assassin fascinates even as it horrifies. It fascinates because it allows for the actions of one to bring down a corrupt or tyrannical regime that has no avenue of redress for those not in power.

Eric Holder Defends U.S. Killing Of American Citizen

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the decision to kill a U.S. citizen living abroad who poses a terrorist threat "is among t...

A Pyrrhic Victory

Bruce Fein | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The United States' extra-judicial killing of United States citizen Anwar al-Awlaki off the battlefield and unengaged in active hostilities against the...

Taliban's Assassination Tactics Terrorize Afghan Officials

Posted 09.11.2011 | World

Ahmad Wali Karzai, head of Kandahar's provincial council, was killed earlier Tuesday in his home in southern Afghanistan in an attack for which the Ta...

Is America Any Different from Pakistan?

Ethan Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

What is it that allows us to consider Jared Loughner a mentally troubled young man acting alone and Faisal Shahzad, the mentally troubled young U.S. citizen who tried to blow up Times Square last May, a terrorist "Made in Pakistan"?

The Shootings in Tucson: We Are Not "Exceptional." It's Our Fault

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greener

Ours is a murderous culture where killing our leaders is a frequent, not shocking occurrence -- and we steadfastly refuse to recognize it.

DR Congo: War Criminal Ntaganda and Rwandan Security Agents Accused of Assassinations

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Human Rights Watch has offered testimony that Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese army general sought on an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court, is involved in the assassination of at least eight people.

Afghanistan Election: Woman Candidate Braves Retaliation With Presidential Run

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

In a country where little girls are attacked for going to school, Shahla Atta has a very good chance of inspiring hatred and a notion of revenge. That's a high price to pay for standing in an election you have no chance of winning.

On Proportionality

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

The real question is whether "proportionality" remains a useful category of analysis. By any accepted interpretation, the standard has been repeatedly violated by both Israel and Hamas.