The Horror of Orlando

by Graham E. Fuller  The mind cannot quite take it in—the wantonness of the Orlando events that now rank as the worst murder spree in US history. The longer range repercussions cannot yet be calculated, but if the past is any… Continue Reading  

Did Omar Mateen Fall Through the Cracks?

by Emile Nakhleh Omar Mateen’s horrible terror attack at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando last Saturday night reflected first and foremost his sick attitude about gays and lesbians as well as his religious and cultural intolerance toward the LGBT community.… Continue Reading  

Unhelpfully Familiar Responses to the Orlando Shooting

by Paul R. Pillar Here we go again. Another terrorist incident, and another iteration of the depressingly familiar suite of responses we hear each time in the subsequent surge of rhetoric and commentary. Much of what we hear is what… Continue Reading  

A Chronology of the War Against Chuck Hagel

The smear campaign against Chuck Hagel did not begin on Dec. 14, 2012. The former Nebraska senator’s opposition to war as the preferred means of conducting foreign policy made him a maverick during the post-9/11 Bush years. Although most Republicans… Continue Reading