If we live in a country that allows us only the official line about an extremely controversial story that involves torture and death, then we live in an authoritarian state, not a democracy.
Giving a child a gun as a toy doesn't demystify the object, as some claim. It actually normalizes it, to the extent that they possibly will not recognize the immensity of the difference between a play-gun and a real-gun.
Accused terrorists are tried all the time in U.S. federal courts with little extra burden on security officers and without incident. Only in the case of the five alleged perpetrators of the September 11 attacks did the plan cause such an uproar that their case was moved to another country.
It is better to focus on what people are doing and carrying, rather than what language they are speaking, learning, or what they look like, if we want to keep our skies truly safe.
Barack Obama is daring the terrorists. He's standing in their front yard. He's calling them out. Of course, that's not how it's reported.
The mainstream media has been obsessed with comparing the Affordable Care Act (affectionately known as Obamacare) with various failures by the previou...
Americans have been fighting in Afghanistan for longer than the Civil War, World War I, and World War II combined. America has overstayed its welcome. It's time to go home.
In the winter of 1999, the CIA encouraged a group of Afghans who were working for the CIA to try and reliably locate Osama bin Laden so that the U.S. could order an air strike on a falconry camp and kill bin Laden and any other high ranking associates.
Marti went to discover a part of the cosmos that hasn't been seen before. She was a photographer. She took hundreds of pictures -- some she thought were gorgeous, some showing minutest details, some broad shots of the rainbow, some ugly.
Composed of distinct peoples who have lived in separate enclaves for centuries, including Punjabis, Pashtuns, Sindhis, and Balochis, Pakistan is striving hard, though unsuccessfully, to forge a new national identity.
Life in a national insecurity state... ...
As President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meet in Washington today, American officials have struck a positive tone ahead of their talks.
Last weekend, in the midst of all the tumult over the debacle that is the federal government shutdown, came word of these two dramatic US special operations forces raids against jihadist leaders in Libya and Somalia.
The end game in Afghanistan becomes increasingly tortuous, so the world waits with bated breath on who is going to be Pakistan's next army chief.
The committee's decision is indeed a reflection of Alfred Nobel's thinking when he established the Nobel Peace Prize more than a century ago as a reward for working toward peace.
If we, as Americans, are to "remember those who attacked us and why", should we not conclude that Ronald Reagan was allied with al Qaeda?