It it critical for religious groups to partner with law enforcement in order to better monitor their communities, and work as trained eyes and ears for the police. Rather than leave it to vigilantism, government agencies should work to nurture responsible organizations.
For first time since 9/11, some elected officials had the courage to grill Police Commissioner Ray Kelly about his secretive anti-terrorism policies. Surprise, surprise, those officials did not include Mayor Bloomberg.
Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has sent a terrific letter explaining why he won't be bringing the Armed Services Committee's reported version of the National Defense Authorization Act to the Senate floor for a vote.
With the death of al Awalki, the plotting of attacks and the Internet recruitment effort directed toward Western youth by radicals has suffered a significant blow, but the threat by no means has been completely eliminated.