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Anwar al-Awlaki

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  • 'The Newsroom' recap, 'The Genoa tip'

    'The Newsroom' recap, 'The Genoa tip'
    "The point is, I'm not who I used to be right now." -- Will McAvoy "The Newsroom" is at its best when its characters fight for what's right and win. "The Genoa Tip" gave us a bunch of plotlines with characters fighting for things. But were they the right...
  • Rand Paul's filibuster worked

    Rand Paul's filibuster worked
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got a lot of attention Wednesday for mounting an honest-to-God filibuster of President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. The nation's political class marveled at his real-life Mr. Smith act, the funny stuff his...
  • Setting limits on drones

    Setting limits on drones
    It's about time. President Barack Obama's announcement today of new limits on drone strikes and his renewed call to close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay were badly overdue. The United States has lost much credibility overseas with...
  • Killing terrorists, then and now

    Killing terrorists, then and now
    An unsigned and undated Justice Department white paper, obtained by NBC News, reports The New York Times, "... is the most detailed analysis yet to come into public view regarding the Obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing, without a...
  • The law of drones

    The law of drones
    President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan, was about as cagey as they come last week at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Asked right off the bat by the committee chairwoman,...
  • Obama the decider

    Obama the decider
    A rare phenomenon occurred on Capitol Hill the other day when two ranking officials of the Obama administration testified that they had differed with the president they still served over providing arms to the rebels in Syria seeking to oust dictator...
  • U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions

    U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions
    If it is true, as the writer Samuel Johnson once said, that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," then the dictionary must be the first. Consider how readily our leaders, in justifying what cannot be justified, parse definitions down to...
  • The secret wars

    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and the other leaders of Congress' intelligence committees this week issued a strong, bi-partisan statement of condemnation for recent leaks of classified information about America's clandestine operations abroad, including...
  • Obama statement on indefinite detention opens a Pandora's box

    For anyone solicitous of our precious civil liberties, the signing statement that accompanied President Obama's approval of the National Defense Authorization bill last month offers cold comfort. Concerning the most controversial feature of the bill, the...
  • Radical cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki was a traitor, a terrorist and a legitimate target for the U.S. military

    Regarding the question posed by your editorial "A legitimate target?" (Oct. 3), my answer is an emphatic "Yes!" In the current global war against terrorism, when an American citizen such as radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was living in Yemen before...
  • If Islamic State isn't 'evil,' what is?

     If Islamic State isn't 'evil,' what is?
    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil...
  • If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does?

    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil...