| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:12 PM
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Like a distant cousin who unexpectedly shows up for dinner after years of ignoring invitations, President Obama arrived in Sweden on Wednesday for a last-minute, but first-ever, presidential visit to this Scandinavian capital....
| Sep 7, 2013
There are 535 members of Congress and 330 million of us. The economy and the jobless rate are exactly what they want it to be. If you are as fed up as I am, vote them out.
Where are the jobs? Where is the economic growth? President Obama's latest...
| Jun 11, 2013
The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hellbent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival.
There have always been (at least)...
| May 26, 2013
President Obama's speech last week on the future course of America's 11-year-old war against Al Qaeda was long overdue.
Never before has he offered the public such a detailed explanation of his anti-terrorism strategy. In part, that's surely because...
| Aug 14, 2013
The detention facility on our military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is holding 166 individuals. Most of them have been there a decade or more.
Operating Guantanamo costs about $450 million a year — or about $2.7 million a detainee, according to...
| Aug 17, 2013
Re "How to close Guantanamo," Opinion, Aug. 14
Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin propose steps to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, which holds Al Qaeda terrorists. These proposals threaten U.S. security and should be...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
At least 106 of the 166 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay detention center are reported to be on hunger strike, with 45 currently being force-fed.
A recently published report by the Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment, to which we...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
About 30,000 California prisoners this week began what could potentially be the biggest prison hunger strike in state history. Out of curiosity, I checked out the petition containing the prisoners’ demands. The first signature belongs to Todd...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:43 PM
What is it like to be force-fed by a tube jammed up your nose while shackled to a restraint chair? Mos Def demonstrates the procedure in a stomach-churning new video on the Guardian’s website meant to shed light on what the Guantanamo Bay...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Every time I drive between Baltimore and Washington and come upon those big, spooky National Security Agency buildings in Fort Meade, I have cinematic thoughts about what goes on inside. I imagine the best and brightest of surveillance nerds spying on...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
President Obama delivered a major foreign policy speech Thursday in which he called for scaling back the use of drones to prevent civilian casualties. He also called for more steps to reduce the population of suspected terrorists at the Guantanamo Bay...