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We Learned Nothing From 9/11

They say everything changed on 9/11. No one can dispute that. But we didn't learn anything.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  08-29-2011  |  Commentary

Who Will Republicans Try to Scare Us With Now?new

I don't rejoice at Osama bin Laden's death, but I'm relieved he is dead.
Charleston City Paper  |  Will Moredock  |  05-11-2011  |  Commentary

What If the U.S. Were a Nation of Laws?

President Obama murdered Osama bin Laden. I am surprised that the left has been so supportive—not of the end result, but of the way it was carried out.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  05-10-2011  |  War

The Muslim Springnew

In death, can Osama bin Laden finally help those whose faith he tarnished? Nashville-area mosques plagued by vandalism and anti-Muslim sentiment respond to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Nashville Scene  |  Stephen George  |  05-06-2011  |  Religion

How Osama Did -- and Didn’t -- Change Washingtonnew

Bin Laden’s contribution to the Washingtonian condition—like his broader contribution to the American one—was to hammer home the notion that civilians weren’t just collateral damage.
Washington City Paper  |  Michael Schaffer  |  05-05-2011  |  War

Mission Accomplished. Now Who's Next?new

Now who is the world’s Pre-eminent Evildoer? I’m looking at the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list where they now have a nice red DECEASED under Osama Bin Laden’s mugshot, and these other mugs up there, no offense, they just don’t have the candlepower OBL was packing in terms of being a Bad People.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Joe MacLeod  |  05-04-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Hope and Trembling at Ground Zeronew

The day after President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, I took the subway to the site of the World Trade Center.
INDY Week  |  Chris Robinson  |  05-04-2011  |  Commentary

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead: Reports From Ground Zeronew

At first, there were only two types of people at Ground Zero: people who'd come to party, (who clearly weren't that close to the 3,000 dead), and media to cover them.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  05-02-2011  |  War

After Bin Ladennew

Crowds of people celebrating in the street? People shouting "USA! USA!" as though we'd just won the World Cup? This is no day for celebration. It's a day for somber reflection.
City Newspaper  |  Mary Anna Towler  |  05-02-2011  |  Commentary

Bin Laden’s Death Gives Bros a Reason to Partynew

When news broke that Osama bin Laden was dead, crowds started to gather in front of the White House with American flags, beachballs, and Bush/Cheney campaign signs. Cheerleaders took to the sky with booty shorts and "USA" chants.
Washington City Paper  |  Emily Kaiser  |  05-02-2011  |  Commentary

Osama Bin Laden Is Deadnew

President Obama confirmed that Osama Bin Laden has been killed.
The Village Voice  |  Rosie Gray  |  05-02-2011  |  War

Advice for the President-Electnew

Barack Obama needs to learn a lesson from the GOP -- and realize that political winds can change at a moment's notice.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tom Danehy  |  11-06-2008  |  Commentary

Eight Days in Gitmo: Observations on the Trial of Salim Hamdannew

I now understand that no matter what aspect of Guantanamo Bay is under examination, a person can't fully understand this off-shore prison project without going, seeing, and experiencing the now iconic legal black hole that the detention center and military commissions represent.
Artvoice  |  Julia Hall  |  08-18-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Obama's Idea of Swapping One Quagmire for Another is Hardly a Brilliant Foreign Policynew

If Barack Obama's idea of ending the occupation in Iraq is to transfer most of the troops to Afghanistan, he won't have accomplished much. He's right that we should not be in Iraq, but we also shouldn't be in Afghanistan.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Charley Reese  |  08-01-2008  |  Commentary

Is al-Qaeda Near Defeat?new

If it is, no one has yet informed its A/V department. In the past year, Osama bin Laden and his loyal cavemate Ayman al-Zawahiri (the Smithers of jihadi terrorism) have swamped my al-Netfliqs queue with at least 19 audio and video missives between them.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  06-11-2008  |  Commentary

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