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Is the Ruben Mejia Navy SEAL Story a Hoax?

Is the Ruben Mejia Navy SEAL Story a Hoax?

by Jamilah King on May 6 2011, 9:15AM

At least one of the Mejia family’s neighbors say that the father’s story of his son’s role in killing Osama bin Laden doesn’t add up.

Topics: Osama Bin Laden

The Purpose of Political Capital: Three Agenda Items for Obama

The Purpose of Political Capital: Three Agenda Items for Obama

by Rinku Sen on May 5 2011, 9:19AM

We can no longer argue Obama is trapped by Bush’s mistakes, says Rinku Sen. He’s slain the enemy and now it’s time to clean up the mess at home.

Topics: Osama Bin Laden, Politics, Movement

Give Peace a Chance: How To Fight Terrorism in the Post-Bin Laden Era

Give Peace a Chance: How To Fight Terrorism in the Post-Bin Laden Era

by Terry Keleher on May 4 2011, 2:10PM

It’s time to stop using violence as a tool for peace.

Topics: National Security, Osama Bin Laden

How the Hunt for Bin Laden Made U.S. Muslims and Immigrants Threats

How the Hunt for Bin Laden Made U.S. Muslims and Immigrants Threats

by on May 4 2011, 10:07AM

The massive national security apparatus built in the wake of 9/11 reshaped life at our borders and in our communities.

Topics: National Security, Osama Bin Laden

Was Osama Bin Laden's Military Code Name Anti-Native American?

Was Osama Bin Laden’s Military Code Name Anti-Native American?

by Jamilah King on May 3 2011, 12:53PM

American military forces called the Al Qaeda leader “Geronimo”, after the famed 19th Century Native American fighter.

Topics: Osama Bin Laden

Squadron That Killed Bin Laden Included Son of Mexican Immigrants

Squadron That Killed Bin Laden Included Son of Mexican Immigrants

by Jamilah King on May 3 2011, 10:24AM

While the military actively courts Latino youth and immigrants with one hand, it’s aggressively deporting them and their families with the other.

Topics: Osama Bin Laden

The Ability to Kill Osama Bin Laden Does Not Make America Great

The Ability to Kill Osama Bin Laden Does Not Make America Great

by Kai Wright on May 2 2011, 10:54AM

If we could build a just society rather than spending billions on violence, then we could be triumphant.

Topics: Kai Wright, National Security, Osama Bin Laden