What Is Iran Up To, If They’re Up To Anything?

What’s the logic behind Iran’s alleged plot to commit terrorist attacks inside the United States?

Iranian Terror Plot in US Foiled

The Justice Department claims to have disrupted a major Iranian-backed terrorist attack in the United States.

Afghanistan War at Ten

Ten years ago tomorrow, President Bush announced that “the United States military has begun strikes against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.”

There Really Is A Death Panel

We’re learning more about the Obama Administration’s decision to kill Anwar al-Awlaki

1 in 3 Iraq and Afghanistan Vets See Wars as Waste

One in three U.S. veterans of the post-9/11 military believes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting.

Obama Answers Reagan’s Question

In an interview, President Obama says that Americans are worse off than they were four years ago.

Koch Brothers Under the Microscope

A major backer of Republican and Libertarian causes is under fire.

The Death Of Anwar Al-Awlaki And The Imperial Presidency

Giving the President the unchecked power to kill American citizens raises some serious red flags.

Terrorist Plot, Or Homeland Security Theater?

When the FBI essentially creates a terrorist in order to arrest him, have we really accomplished anything?

When Can a President Order an American Killed?

My latest for The Atlantic, “The Thorniest Question: When Can a President Order an American Killed?” has been posted.

Fact Checking Mitt Romney’s Claim That the President Has “Apologized For America”

During last night’s debate, Mitt Romney repeated a charge that has become part of the conservative zeitgeist. But is it true?

Most Tax Breaks Go To Middle Class Households, Not “The Rich” Or Corporations

We won’t solve our fiscal problems by soaking “the rich.”

“We’ll Fight Against America For A Thousand Years If We Have To”: The Folly Of Afghanistan

The U.S. War in Afghanistan sounds disturbingly similar to the Soviet one.

FBI Using Anti-Muslim Literature To Train Counterterroism Agents

The FBI has been using some odd materials to train its counterterrorism agents.

Paul Krugman: 9/11 Has Become “An Occasion For Shame”

Paul Krugman chose to mark the the 10th anniversary of September 11th with an odd blog post.

December 7, 1951 v. September 11, 2011

Not every 10th anniversary of a horrible surprise attack has been treated the same.

No Football On 9/11?

Was it wrong for the NFL to schedule its opening Sunday on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks?

Bush, Clinton, Biden Honor Flight 93

The short-lived national unity spawned by the attacks of a decade ago was re-kindled for a few hours as former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush joined with Vice President Joe Biden to honor Flight 93.

A Decade of Lost Freedom

Measuring our progress a decade after the 9/11 attacks

Are We Safer?

Measuring our progress a decade after the 9/11 attacks

Blair Calls for Regime Change in Iran and Syria

For a peace envoy, Blair has some nonpeaceful ideas.

America’s License to Kill

Killing’s our business and business is good.

College Campus 9/11 Commemorations

Are colleges teaching the right lessons about the 9/11 attacks?

The “Responsibility To Protect” Doctrine After Libya

What does the apparent outcome of the war in Libya mean for the so-called “Responsibility To Protect” doctrine?

Know Thine Enemy

Understanding why your enemy hates you seems to be an important thing, but some people would rather believe in caricatures.

Ron Paul: American Foreign Policy Is The Primary Motivation For Terrorism

Ron Paul is again making the argument that American foreign policy has contributed to terrorism. He’s more right than wrong.

U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Until 2024?

The U.S may be on the verge of committing the next decade to the future of Afghanistan.

Americans To The White House: It’s (Still) The Economy, Stupid

President Obama’s job approval numbers are even worse when you just look at the economy.

Biden: Tea Party ‘Terrorists’

Vice President Biden has called Congressional Republicans and their Tea Party backers “terrorists.”

How did we get to Trillion Dollar Deficits?

It is always useful to go inside the numbers.

Blaming Extreme Rhetoric for Extreme Acts

News that Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik was a fan of anti-Islamist sites, including Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs has opened a big can of schadenfreude.

Oslo Shooter Anti-Muslim Christian Extremist

The death toll in Norway’s deadliest day of terrorism is up to 91. The man behind it, 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, is a frequent poster of anti-Muslim screeds on Christian fundamentalist websites.

Oslo Bomb Blast and Shooting Spree: Al Qaeda Suspected (Updated)

A bomb blast in Oslo’s government center has killed at least two people and a presumably related shooting spree at a nearby children’s camp are being investigated as terrorist related.

An Attempt at Unpacking the News Corp Scandal

I must confess to having only paid peripheral attention at first, but it is clear that there is a major story here that requires attention.