The Damage of the Travel Ban

by Robert E. Hunter President Donald J. Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States by people from seven Muslim countries did not spring, like Athena, fully armored from the forehead of Zeus. It is a direct descendent of… Continue Reading  

The Legacy of 9/11, 15 Years Later

by Paul R. Pillar In thinking about the significance and consequences, a decade and a half later, of the terrorist attacks known as 9/11, it is best to begin with what the attacks did not mean—despite what voluminous commentary ever… Continue Reading  

U.S. Muslims Could Be Critical Voting Bloc

via IPS News With Barack Obama and Mitt Romney virtually tied with Election Day less than two weeks away, Muslim voters could play an unexpected critical role in deciding the outcome Nov. 6. A poll of 500 registered Muslim voters released here… Continue Reading  

Crisis of Confidence: How Washington Lost Faith in America’s Courts

Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch By Karen J. Greenberg As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the unexpected extent of the damage Americans have done to themselves and their institutions is coming into better focus.  The event that “changed… Continue Reading  

Symptoms of the Bush-Obama Presidency

Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch The Saved and the Sacked By David Bromwich Is it too soon to speak of the Bush-Obama presidency? The record shows impressive continuities between the two administrations, and nowhere more than in the policy… Continue Reading