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Closing Guantanamo Sans Congress

Bruce Fein | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

President Barack Obama enjoys constitutional authority to transfer all Guantanamo Bay "enemy combatant" detainees to the United States for imprisonment notwithstanding the funding restrictions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016.

Why Mass Surveillance Does Not Work

Coleen Rowley | Posted 12.03.2015 | World
Coleen Rowley

Yesterday's massacre in San Bernardino again underscores the ineffectiveness of relying upon bulk data collection and intelligence agencies' watch-listing processes to "keep us safe from terrorism."

New Claims Put Secret Pages Of 9/11 Report In The Spotlight

The New York Times | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A still-classified section of the investigation by congressional intelligence committees into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has taken on ...

Is Visa Waiver Program a Pipeline for Terrorism?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

There is no doubt that the Visa Waiver Program merits a national discussion free from partisan politics. Terrorists have already used the VWP to gain access to soft targets. Whether additional security measures would have prevented their entry is the $64 million question.

Terror on Trial: What 9/11 Families Learned in Court

Phil Hirschkorn | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime
Phil Hirschkorn

During the trial of al Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith that ended last week, a special group spectators went largely unnoticed. "This man is evil from his head down to his toes," said Rosemary Cain, one of half a dozen 9/11 family members who attended part of the three-week trial.

Women Without Borders: "Include, Involve, Invest"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.07.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Women Without Borders is an international organization that works to research, advocate and lobby globally for women. Last month they co-sponsored an evening at The Paley Center for Media, featuring a panel examining the role of women as peacemakers.

Rob Lowe: I Flew With 9/11 Terrorists

Posted 07.04.2011 | Entertainment

In the midst of playing one of the most important men in Washington on television, Rob Lowe had a far too close for comfort run-in with the terrorists...

Quarles Public Safety Exception--Constitutional and Proven Effective!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

It was gratifying to see several news accounts yesterday revealing that the FBI finally relied on the "public safety exception" to the Miranda rule to interview the so-called Times Square attempted bomber suspect, Faisal Shahzad.

Eric Holder Is Right on Civilian Trials of Terrorists

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

There should be no trade-off between being "tough" on suspected terrorists and trying them in the U.S. criminal justice system of which we should be so proud.

Sam Stein

Sessions, Giuliani Backed Trying Moussaoui In Fed Court, Other GOPers Praised Outcome | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Addressing the Department of Justice's decision to try terrorist suspects in civilian court rather than a military tribunal, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala...

Reading the Pictures: This Kid Abdulmutallab

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-12-31-headshot.jpgPictures circulating of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a school trip to London in '03 is making it near impossible for the right-wing to hype his danger.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's Criminal Trial May Shine Light on Roots of Terrorism

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The most pragmatic method of determining the guilt or innocence of criminals like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has always been in criminal court. Rush Limbaugh and his ilk are very wrong about this.

Reject False Choices Between Law Enforcement & Military

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As Obama tasks our independent judiciary with trying more suspected 9/11 terrorists, count me among those who agree with Mayor Giuliani's first position on trying alleged terrorists in US courts: in the yes column

New York's Tough Enough for Terrorist Trials

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Winship

Most of us who live not far from Ground Zero, and who were here on 9/11, see New York as an appropriate and just venue, and aren't afraid that the trial will result in terrorist retribution.

The Palin Facebook Doctrine

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

When Dick Cheney pops up like a whack-a-mole on Cialis, and you can bet Palin won't be far behind. The Underwear Bomber and President Obama's response needed a special Palin edition

Republicans Once Again Shamelessly Exploiting Terrorism For Political Purposes

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Since 2001, 195 cases of terrorism have been uneventfully prosecuted in civilian courts, with 91% ending in convictions, But this little factoid surely won't stop Republicans from exploitative political posturing.

"Grassroots" Group Opposing Terrorism Trials In VA Has Ties To GOP Firm

The Washington Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a substantial portion of about 250 detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay's prison facility prepare to face trial in the United States, the alarm t...

Dick Cheney Is America's #1 Terrorist

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Cheney is setting the stage so that if a terrorist attack does occur again, he can place the entire blame on Obama's reversal of several "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding.

The Terrorists Are Already in My Backyard - and I Still Feel Safe

Wes Isley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wes Isley

As President Obama discusses how to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and what to do with its inmates, some of our leaders have lost complete faith in the ability of our justice and correctional systems to function.