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Anwar al-Awlaki

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  • Rand Paul Is Right About Drones

    Rand Paul's now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile through your kitchen — you, a good...
  • This weekend: Cowboys vs. Redskins; ‘Call the Midwife’; ‘Back to the Beginning’

     
    Football will be the most-watched programming during the final weekend of 2012. But there are offerings for fans of British drama, biblical history, Harry Potter and love stories. The highlights: 1. The weekend's biggest program is likely to be NBC's &#...
  • Regrettable error

     
    Now we're talking about a larger, more controversial issue: the killing by drone in Yemen of al-Qaida operative Anwar al-Awlaki. Outside American soil, the Constitution does not rule, no matter how much Paul would like it to....Charles Krauthammer in his....
  • Deep breaths, drone critics

     
    Chalk this up to my paranoia deficiency, but the idea that U.S. drone-fired missiles are a threat to Americans abroad is very, very low on my list of concerns. Yes, there are good questions about how our military selects and......
  • A journalist abroad, charting America's clandestine 'Dirty Wars' ★★★

    A journalist abroad, charting America's clandestine 'Dirty Wars' ★★★
    Richard Rowley's documentary "Dirty Wars" is a sobering account of acclaimed journalist Jeremy Scahill's reporting on the war on terror in the Middle East and Africa, and the effect its clandestine operations have had not just on those shaken by its...
  • San Diego Man Linked to Federal Reserve Bomb Plotter

    San Diego Man Linked to Federal Reserve Bomb Plotter
    NEW YORK -- Terror suspect Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ashan Nafis remains behind bars accused of plotting to bomb the Federal Reserve Branch in Manhattan. But in a new development, the FBI has arrested and searched the San Diego apartment of 36-year-old...
  • Will Obama launch a drone attack on U.S. soil?

    Will Obama launch a drone attack on U.S. soil?
    Who would have thought that within President Barack Obama beats the heart of a civil rights antediluvian? Could Obama, beloved of the American Civil Liberties Union, be guilty of harboring thoughts of calling down a fatal drone attack on an American...
  • Obama must codify the drone war

    Obama must codify the drone war
    — In choice of both topic and foil, Rand Paul's now legendary Senate filibuster was a stroke of political genius. The topic was, ostensibly, very narrow: Does the president have the constitutional authority to put a drone-launched Hellfire missile...
  • Obama's license to kill by drone

    Obama's license to kill by drone
    If you really want Washington's chattering classes to pay attention to something, an old saying goes, leak it to the media. Whoever leaked the Justice Department's 16-page confidential "white paper" memo on the use of armed drones to NBC News sparked...
  • In defense of Obama's drone war

    In defense of Obama's drone war
    — The nation's vexation over the morality and legality of President Barack Obama's drone war has produced a salutary but hopelessly confused debate. Three categories of questions are being asked. They must be separated to be clearly understood. 1....
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review WTTW Ch. 11. Host Joel Weisman with Mary Ann Ahern, NBC-5 News; Lorraine......
  • Three cheers for Ron Paul

     
    The quirky Republican presidential candidate (yes, I called him “too old, too odd” to get nominated in a post several months ago, and I' m not taking it back) blasted President Obama for ordering the killing of American-born al-Qaida operative...