Telaina Eriksen recalls the surreal, backwards feeling that many of us felt on 9/11.
war on terror
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.
For our veterans, life after war requires assimilation into a culture that understands very little about them and their service.
Why are we playing into behavior that only benefits the media and the terrorists?
Rev. Neil O’Farrell and the Darkest Horror of the Torture Report
How do we benefit from drones without giving up our privacy, civil rights and humanity in the process?
Rev. Neil O’Farrell asks: At what time did American civilization end?
Alex Dick-Godfrey finds that al Shabaab might have a valid point about occupying forces in Somalia.
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.
The NSA spies on us. All of us. All the time. Greg Olear wonders why we aren’t more pissed off about it.
Drone technology that preserves the lives of American soldiers may come at a price to American civilians.
” … 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.
Two senseless tragedies, one heroic father: Carlos Arredondo.
Jeff Cohen believes militarism and perpetual war are our country’s biggest problems.
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.
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?