While there are some mass murderers who are mentally ill, the vast majority are simply angry, frustrated, violent, young men. They have been with us since the beginning of time, and until we implement stronger nationwide gun-control laws they are likely to commit more atrocities in the future.
Denied a concealed handgun permit in your home state because of your criminal and mental health background? No problem. Thanks to the NRA, you'll now simply be able to mail-order a permit from Utah or Florida and you're ready to carry.
President Bush used to say that terrorists hate freedom. Actually, terrorists use freedom, need freedom and have exploited freedom.
Why has Congress not yet awoken to the fact that since 9-11 we have been sailing into a perfect storm? Here are just some of the turbulent winds blowing and pushing officials in the wrong direction.
As a Muslim, I am required to be loyal to the American Government. Any behavior to the contrary would not only be un-American, but also un-Islamic.
When the trial resume, the Fort Hood attacker's defense team may very well invoke the insanity defense on behalf of their client. Let's hope no one on the jury buys it.
Here we go again. Earlier this month the Pentagon announced a new effort to build a system aimed at allowing it to scan billions of communications ...
This election could be the Republicans' last chance to prove they are capable of delivering on the bold promises they made on the campaign trail -- especially with regards to national security.
Nearly a year later, Fort Hood's Iago still hadn't broken his silence on the first day of an Article 32 hearing. Paralyzed from the chest down, his cheeks noticeably less cherubic after losing weight, Hasan sat in a wheelchair and said nothing.
If so many Americans are now going to anoint themselves instant experts on Islamic law -- shari'a -- then it behooves the rest of us to do some of their thinking for them.
Enthralled by the economic opportunities of globalization, we are failing to manage the global crisis of cultures that is shattering social and political peace, and turning marginalized youth to violent extremism.
The failure of Shahzad's plot serves as a reminder that the capabilities available to terrorists seeking to harm us are drastically limited. This lesson seems to have been lost on the plethora of terrorism "experts" that took to the airwaves this week.
Does Homeland Security want us to believe that the only terrorists we should fear are those who are already in the United States? These mean are all around the globe; they are not just the guys on no-fly lists.
In addition to defeating Islamic fundamentalists, Congress and the military must also address the problem of Christian supremacists, who undermine their oath to defend the principles enshrined in the Constitution.
The solution to improving our intelligence gathering is not installing better software, but ensuring that people performing these tasks have real investigative experience.
As we prepare to send a "surge" of 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, we must look urgently and squarely at the mental health as well as the military ...