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Liz Cheney Group, Keep America Safe, Questions Loyalties Of Justice Department Lawyers (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Keep American Safe, the brainchild of Liz Cheney released a new video Tuesday challenging the loyalties of Justice Department lawyers who "represented...

Dueling Docs: Are Airport Body Scanners Safe?

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

"Just flying in a plane exposes people to many times more radiation from than an X-ray scanner does," according to Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Mahadevappa Mahesh.

Secret Service Uses Outdated Computer Mainframe System From The 1980s

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A classified review of the United States Secret Service's computer technology found that the agency's computers were fully operational only 60 percent...

Chemical Insecurity

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Simple, inexpensive, and common sense changes, like substituting or reducing the amount of lethal gases stored on-site, would protect millions of people from harm.

Jan Schakowsky On Rachel Maddow Show: Illinois Congresswoman Won't Support Health Care Bill With Stupak Language

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky appeared on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday night where she discussed her plan to end private military contra...

A Conservative Manifesto

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

These disparate efforts to create a single document that can unify the conservative movement have caused some confusion, so I would like to offer my own version of a manifesto on these drafts.

Today at the Supreme Court: Can Speech Constitute Terrorism?

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shayana Kadidal

This morning the Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that asks whether political speech - writing an op-ed for, or teaching nonviolent conflict...

MTA Unveils Security Cameras On Subway E Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Four cars of an E train equipped with state-of-the-art security cameras made its unprecedented first run this morning, part of an aggressive anti-terr...

'Climate Patriots' (VIDEO): Fighting Global Climate Change Will Help Ensure America's Security

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fighting climate change is not only good for the Earth, but apparently it's also patriotic. National security and climate change may not be the like...

Sam Stein

Bush Official Criticizes Obama For Killing Too Many Terrorists | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just how unpopular are President Barack Obama's anti-terrorism policies with his Republican critics? Even when he's killing terrorists they find flaws...

Deficit Hawks and the Fallacy of Fiscal Rectitude

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marshall Auerback

Almost daily, we are bombarded with assertions bordering on the theological that budgetary profligacy, escalating health care costs, and an aging population will inevitably lead to a day of "fiscal reckoning."

Top Secret UFO Files Released By Ministry Of Defense (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense, the MoD, is releasing secret documents on UFO sightings, the Telegraph reports. Some of these sightings ...

Congress Confirms Over 100,000 American Girls Being Exploited Through Commercial Sex

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

Every year more than 2 million children are trafficked world-wide. That number is at best conservative and at worst speculative since there is no systematic data in place.

Compelling Republican "Collaboration"

Miles Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Jaffe

The Democrats may have to force the Republicans to appear to be blocking defense spending by broadening the definition of "national security" to include sound fiscal and energy policies.

The Tree-Hugging Pentagon

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Papantonio

According to those tree-hugging military misfits, global climate change could create "instability or conflict," and become a "global destabilizing force."

Dick Cheney Is Right; So Is Joe Biden

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the number one threat to America is nuclear terrorism. He is right. And Joe Biden has the plan for how to prevent it.

1984 in 2010: Hijacking Democracy to Spy on Americans

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

With the White House and congressional leadership supporting unconstitutional abuses threatening the very fabric of our society, the Constitution appears to have few friends left in our nation's capital.

Empire of the Sunset

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Sometimes, I really miss America -- or at least the idea of it. You know: that can-do spirit, streets paved with gold, champion of the tired and poor,...

Jason Linkins

Public Support For Obama's Counter-Terror Policies On The Rise | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in November, President Obama's approach to prosecuting the war on terror earned him a 53% approval rating on the issue. Since then, we've seen th...

This Agency Needs an Exorcism

Matthew Harwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

The recent revelations that employees of the Federal Air Marshal Service accuse supervisors of widespread corruption and mismanagement is nothing new. It's an old story made new by the botched terrorism attack of Christmas Day.

Gays in the Military: The Debate Is Over

Gordon Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Adams

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was never a good policy. The only impact has been to deny highly qualified individuals the opportunity to serve, and deprive the military of their services.

The Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy: Reversing the Trend

Gordon Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Adams

The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Defense Review is focusing on military problems in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq, rather than addressing the civilian mission of supporting good governance and poverty reduction.

Cartoon: Obama's Gitmo

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


National Security Remains Hot Political Battleground For White House, GOP

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is aggressively pushing back against Republican criticism of its handling of terrorism suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, sha...

Top Spies Terror Warning: Shades of Bush

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Stein

Which is it now -- imminent terrorist threat, or no threat? Certain or uncertain? Only last month U.S. intelligence officials were saying the Nigeria...