Banks are headed towards rough waters and it's not just me who believes so. You may be getting the rose-colored glasses edition from the media and Wall Streeet (ahem, banks!) but all you have to do is read past the soundbyte laden 1st paragraph or so. Show More Summary
Donald Trump is a comedian’s dream — a ridiculous but famous person whose fatuous claims and haughty persona are making a mockery of the political process — and Stephen Colbert is thankful for that. The Republican presidential frontrunner claimed last week that he saw...
Three million gallons of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine poured into Colorado's Animas River in August, laden with cadmium, lead and arsenic. The water eventually found its way into the San Juan River, the primary source of irrigation for Navajo Nation farmers. The U.S. Environmental...
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Donald Trump has long claimed he has the ability to properly predict world events, including the rise of Osama bin Laden and the destabilization of the Middle East. During a Tuesday night rally in this early-voting state, the Republican front-runner shared another example. "Another thing that I predicted is terrorism," Trump told a […]
Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly: President Obama does have a plan and it involves understanding ISIS. From the beginning, we knew that they had a very different approach than al Qaeda. Bin Laden viewed his terrorism as a prologue to a caliphate he did not expect to see in his lifetime. Show More Summary
There's something interesting about the photo used in Paul Krugman's new column in the New York Times, and no, it's not just the fact that it shows Obama and his crew watching Osama bin Laden die. Obama is watching a raid that was 10...Show More Summary
The occasions have marked America's varying security concerns from Osama bin Laden to lone-wolf attackers
Fox News host Eric Bolling attempted to defend waterboarding on Monday by reviving a debunked claim that it aided in the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces, Media Matters reported. “This argument just falls flat for me always: ‘They’re monsters and so we’ll just be a...
The jihad by Muslim extremists against the West began at 1:05 P.M. on April 18, 1983, when a dark delivery van made a sharp left turn onto the cobblestone drive of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. Instead of parking, the van—laden with explosives—accelerated, and rammed into the entrance. Show More Summary
AUSTIN BAY: War For The Terms Of Modernity: The terms of modernity in the free societies Bin Laden and his successors despise have historical roots; the Enlightenment and the Treaty of Westphalia are two significant examples. Enlightenment skepticism spurred scientific inquiry and technological success that spurred economic development. After the disaster of the 30 Years […]
Four years ago, U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden; many Americans believed Al Qaeda had been broken and the terrorist threat eliminated. The November 13 Paris massacre demonstrated that terrorism has a new face: ISIL -- the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Show More Summary
Tom Engelhardt writes that America walked right into the trap bin Laden constructed for us. Plenty of Americans recognized this. We’re not altogether stupid. We are just in the habit of electing really bad leaders. The outcome? Too many of us don’t even know we’re in a trap. But Paris — part of our world [...]Show More Summary
The Islamic State is bent on a "clash of civilizations," and the American right may be its greatest propagandists
Maybe it was getting Osama Bin Laden. The night President Obama addressed the nation to tell us Bin Laden was dead, he overwhelmed us with "me" and "I", as if the SEAL team was an afterthought and President Obama himself had pulled the trigger. Show More Summary
How Al Qaeda was funded: Oil money remains vital to their operations. While it’s too soon to tell how bin Laden’s death will affect such funding, it would be foolish to assume that it will end. Terrorists also rail against US support...Show More Summary
lcepparo / Shutterstock.com A piece published in 2003 by the satirical news website seems like an eerie prophecy now that Islamic State wreaks terror on the Middle East and beyond. From The Huffington Post: In March 2003, soon after the U.S. Show More Summary
Jingoists conveniently forget the West's Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida
Russian Defense Ministry said that a Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket laden with the newest defense satellite was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the country’s northwest.
How much more ridiculous is the Republican presidential campaign going to get? “I predicted Osama bin Laden,” Mr. Trump declared in Knoxville, adding, “In my book, I predicted terrorism. Because I can feel it, like I feel a good location,...Show More Summary
My sister called me this morning wondering why I hadn't written anything about it. I had not even heard about it. I did not see coverage on the news. But, it turns out that while Paris was being bombed President Obama released Osama Bin Laden's former bodyguard from GTMO along with several other men. Show More Summary