Sunday, May 20th I have a bag of organic apples from Whole Foods. I know I'm not supposed to bring fruit into California, so I eat as many as I can ...
As a Muslim it is very simple to argue theologically against the Islamists. Islam is nothing if not justice. Any injustice committed or pursued in the name of Islam is anathema to the believing Muslim and counter to the ideal which is Islam.
I receive an e-mail in the morning, which advises me that I am a free man. In Paris. How ironic. That's my favorite Joni Mitchel song. The pain in my chest flares up again.
This incessant message of denial is hard to swallow by many sectors of our society. The sad reality is that our nation has institutionalized vigilance based on stereotypical ethnic and religious profiling.
On an Air Canada flight a few weeks ago, I sat in front of a group of Cenovus oil rig workmen. Before take-off, two of the workmen proceeded to viciou...
Maddow succeeds in explaining, in a charmingly non-wonkish way, how we got ourselves to our current state of affairs -- the unhealthy distortion of our time-honored yet taken-for-granted civil-military relationship.
The Obama administration has expanded on many of the civil rights violations that the Bush administration pioneered. These infringements have assaulted the freedoms of speech, assembly, association, and the rights to privacy and fair trial.
Background: I'm from London, but I'm currently working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I wrote a book that was published in the U.S. earlier this month: T...
Background: I'm from London, but I'm currently working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I wrote a book that was published in the US earlier this month: The...
Wars are incredibly wasteful and counterproductive to the goal of stopping terrorism. Unfortunately, U.S. officials remain hostage to the outdated notion that a specific territory matters -- they remain possessed by a sort of safe haven syndrome.
Well, they're the perfect item to plunder. They're relatively compact, they're sought-after and there's a robust, no-questions-asked market for used iPads online. Oh, and they're pretty easy to steal.
The advanced technology of the war on terrorism, combined with deferential courts and legislators, have endangered both the right to privacy and the right of people to be free from government snooping and tracking.
For the communities that are left to cope with the disasters of the Administration's draconian immigration enforcement policies, the commitment to break ICE's hold continues regardless of this month's announcement.
Since 9/11, the homeland security state has come to campus just as it has come to America's towns and cities, its places of work and its houses of worship, its public space and its cyberspace.
The chances of an American dying in a terrorist incident in a given year are 1 in 3.5 million. To reduce that risk, to make something minuscule even more minuscule, what has the nation spent? What has it cost us?
Let us all be vigilant against fear mongers who invoke phantom terrorists everywhere we look and nuclear bombs around every corner. We will not rest until we defeat and denounce their dubious damaging agendas.