Counter Clockwise

Telaina Eriksen recalls the surreal, backwards feeling that many of us felt on 9/11.

Soul Searching in the Midst of Terrorism

The belief we are above hellish circumstances, until hate detonates a hairs-width from our sanctity is insulting and inane. Suddenly we are outraged and hold tight to the perception we have a right to be.

Land of the Free Because of the Brave: Life After War

For our veterans, life after war requires assimilation into a culture that understands very little about them and their service.

Why We Need to #StopTerrorPorn

Why are we playing into behavior that only benefits the media and the terrorists?

What Circle of Hell?

Rev. Neil O’Farrell and the Darkest Horror of the Torture Report

Are Drones More than Killing and Surveillance Machines?

How do we benefit from drones without giving up our privacy, civil rights and humanity in the process?

Call It What It Is: The United States Tortures Human Beings

Rev. Neil O’Farrell asks: At what time did American civilization end?

Just Because You Are Labeled a Terrorist Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Right.

Alex Dick-Godfrey finds that al Shabaab might have a valid point about occupying forces in Somalia.

Who Are We at War With? Sorry, That’s Classified

In a major national security speech this spring, President Obama said again and again that the U.S. is at war with “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their associated forces.” So who exactly are those associated forces? It’s a secret.

PRISM: Privacy Revoked in Security Measure

The NSA spies on us. All of us. All the time. Greg Olear wonders why we aren’t more pissed off about it.

Drone King

Drone technology that preserves the lives of American soldiers may come at a price to American civilians.

The Boots

” … and then it hit me … the boots weren’t his.” An encounter with the Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo, five years earlier, tells a story of love and grief.

#51:The Man in the Cowboy Hat

Two senseless tragedies, one heroic father: Carlos Arredondo.

The Elephant in the Room: Militarism

Jeff Cohen believes militarism and perpetual war are our country’s biggest problems.

Op-Ed: 88,000 People Dead. Why Aren’t We Responding With an Assault Weapons Ban?

he Newtown shootings changed Alex Yarde’s sense of safety. Now he’s even more shaken as the Assault Weapons Ban has been cut from the Gun Control Bill.

Dead Men Don’t Count in War

When the war dead are counted, ‘women and children’ are singled out for our pity. Why do we accept the deaths of men in war?