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How A Dead Person Can End Up On A Terror Watchlist

How A Dead Person Can End Up On A Terror Watchlist

Chris Branch  07.23.2014
The Intercept published an extensive piece Wednesday focused on terrorist watchlists, and many of the puzzling circumstances surrounding...
A Muslim's Ramadan Message to ISIS: You Don't Speak for Islam

A Muslim's Ramadan Message to ISIS: You Don't Speak for Islam

07.23.2014
ISIS must be brought to justice for their crimes against Christians and all humanity. Whatever religion they claim -- it is not Islam....
Western Media Has It Wrong: Israel Is Fighting a Just War in Gaza

Western Media Has It Wrong: Israel Is Fighting a Just War in Gaza

07.22.2014
The principal reason for the existence of all government is to confer safety to its citizens. If the government of Israel did not respond...
9/11 Commission Update: Threats Have Evolved, U.S. Hasn't

9/11 Commission Update: Threats Have Evolved, U.S. Hasn't

Sam Stein  07.22.2014
WASHINGTON -- The authors of the seminal 9/11 Commission report have produced a new study, a decade after the first, painting an often...
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I Wore a "Free Palestine" T-Shirt to the Pete Seeger Tribute Concert at Lincoln Center

07.21.2014
Pete Seeger died in January 2104 at the age of 94. Seeger was a pioneer in the modern folk music revival as well as lifetime political...

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process

07.21.2014
A lot of attention Post-Snowden has been paid to what the NSA does-- vacuum up emails, listen in on Skype chats and so forth. Too little...

Bahrain's Jihadist Dilemma

07.19.2014
Bahrain finds itself in an increasingly untenable position. If it misplays its hand, or events in the region outpace the government's ability...
Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

07.17.2014
A diplomatic resolution will not only bring stability and security for us and our allies, but it could prove the beginning of broader efforts...

Freedom-Loving Uighurs Demand Dignity in China

07.16.2014
The Uighurs are indeed Muslim, but the Uighur issue is not about terrorism, jihadism or establishing a caliphate -- as China wants the...

In Response to Patrick Cockburn and Sir Richard Dearlove

07.16.2014
In a recent article in The Independent, Patrick Cockburn made a number of wide and questionable assumptions relating to Saudi Arabia, the...
An FBI Counterterrorism Agent Tracked Me Down Because I Took A Picture Of This

An FBI Counterterrorism Agent Tracked Me Down Because I Took A Picture Of This

07.14.2014
A professional photographer taking a photo of a well-known Boston landmark is now considered to be engaged in suspicious terrorist activity?...
Is Israel and Hamas Ready for a Ceasefire?

Is Israel and Hamas Ready for a Ceasefire?

07.14.2014
Calls for an immediate ceasefire notwithstanding, Israel will press on with its bombing in Gaza in the hope that it can achieve a level...

Meet The Global Muslim Peace Movement

07.14.2014
Notwithstanding that the overwhelming majority of Muslims loathe terrorism, the myth that only Muslims engage in extremism falls flat on...
Why Legalizing Marijuana Should Be A Top National Security Objective

Why Legalizing Marijuana Should Be A Top National Security Objective

07.14.2014
The havoc wreaked by drug gangs in Central America could be mitigated to a great degree by legalizing marijuana as well, which would alleviate...