“If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s earth.” Who said it?
There is a particular narrative about Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War that has always struck me as compelling. I bought the argument at the time and I think […]
I am compelled to write about 9/11, an event which affected me profoundly in ways I still do not completely understand. On September 11, 2001, we were on Long Island at a […]
If the Taliban wishes to be taken more seriously, it needs to outgrow suicide bombing.
DJ Enhanced Interrogation Techniques: 30-Day Song Challenge, the Sequel, day 27 – a song you think would be an effective instrument of torture
It seems that America now officially believes in torture as a primary tool of investigation. And back in 2008, I did a little story on how, believe it or not, we are […]
Though he reported al Qaeda and the Taliban’s innermost machinations, Syed Saleem Shahzad was most likely killed by his own country.
The national celebration of the killing of bin Laden suggests it’s time we all confronted our inner avenger.
An open letter to President Barack Obama: congratulations – now, how will you spend your political capital?
Like most people, I’m mostly glad that Osama is dead. He directly caused the deaths of thousands of people, and indirectly led to the deaths, displacement and exile of millions more. Would […]
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Osama Bin Laden is dead. The first news reports gave me an eerie feeling to know he died with a bullet to his head. It seemed more like a […]