war on terror

After Osama Bin Laden, the Spectacle of War Plays On

Bin Laden’s death merely punctuates a narrative of self-justifying violence that keeps us not only terrorized, but mesmerized.

The Purpose of Political Capital: Three Agenda Items for Obama

We can no longer argue Obama is trapped by Bush’s mistakes, says Rinku Sen. He’s slain the enemy and now it’s time to clean up the mess at home.

Give Peace a Chance: How To Fight Terrorism in the Post-Bin Laden Era

It’s time to stop using violence as a tool for peace.

The Ability to Kill Osama Bin Laden Does Not Make America Great

If we could build a just society rather than spending billions on violence, then we could be triumphant.

Holder to Muslim Americans: There's No "Entrapment" in FBI Stings

Yet, the number of people lured into terrorist plots and organizations by the FBI keeps growing.

The Feds Are Cultivating Their Own "Homegrown Terrorists"

And they’re profiling American Muslims to do it.

A Prosthetic Nose for Time Mag's Aisha Won't Beautify Our Wars

The Afghan teen is a symbol for many things, but war-making isn’t one of them.

Report: FBI's Paying For Bad Terrorism Information

The federal government’s search for domestic terrorists continues to go haywire.

Times Sq. Bomber's Life Sentence Condemns Conservative Ideology

But the Shahzad case may be another lesson not learned.

Fostering Paranoia Among Neighbors

A ColorLines reader offers a telling anecdote about our times.

Video of Obama's Remarks on Muslim Americans

Obama: “We don’t differentiate between them and us; it’s just us.”

This 9/11, Let's All Take Responsibility for Ending a Summer of Hate

A few loud voices are spewing hate, but unless the rest of us stand up and counter it they will set the tone for us all.

Sensitive Bigotry and the "Ground Zero Mosque" Meme

CNN’s Don Lemon inadvertently reveals the prejudice lurking behind objections to a Muslim cultural center near the World Trade Center site.

Harry Reid's "Ground Zero Mosque" Fail

Majority leader cowers under pressure from GOP rival.

Anti-Muslim Bus Ad Set to Exploit "Ground Zero Mosque" Fear

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority just gave its blessing to an anti-Muslim ad campaign, brought to you by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

NYC Muslim Center Clears Ground Zero Hurdle, Finally

It’s been a long, ugly debate.

Mayor Mike Gets It Right on Ground Zero Muslim Center

Says NYC was built and is sustained by immigrants. Here, here.

Time Pictures Afghan Women, Obscures Realities of Endless War

Just plaster a disfigured female victim on the cover, and presto–instant war morale!