Two decades after 9/11, the government's appetite for spying has only grown.
No matter what the public wants, crises typically leave the state more powerful.
Pete Buttigieg attracted some criticism for taking time off. But it's telling that no one initially realized he was gone.
Karla Vermeulen's Generation Disaster: Coming of Age Post-9/11 is a starting place to mend the new generation gap.
Young people who came of age after 9/11 aren't snowflakes despite being exposed to a series of catastrophic events and apocalyptic news narratives.
There will likely never be a full accounting of the war's cost, but as much as $600 billion might have simply vanished due to waste, fraud, and incompetence.
Paul Schrader's story of an ex-military torturer is a searing tale of violence and redemption.
History is repeating itself in ways that we, and our kids, will live to regret.
Twenty years after 9/11, weaponry and surveillance gear originally developed for the military have become commonplace in police departments around the country.
While liquid limits are common, America's shoe removal policy is nearly unique, and many countries allow small pocket knives.
We were warned about the dangerous power of the USA PATRIOT Act. Edward Snowden proved that critics were justified.
The consolidation of numerous unrelated government agencies within a single department has led to decades of waste, mismanagement, and terrible abuses of authority.
The Reign of Terror author on fighting surveillance and interventionism done in the name of stopping jihad.
As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, prepare for the many, many looks back.
"You don’t get to lose a war and expect the result to look like you won it," says the author of Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy.
More than half of Americans don’t have these new licenses. Airports are supposed to start checking them by October.
We have to stop governing by emergency.
Government responses to Capitol rioters must be research-based and not just emotional reactions.
Government grows in response to a crisis.
Sometime in 2021, the American people will be presented with a reorganized and newly empowered federal public health bureaucracy. As time passes, it will grow in size and scope.
“Let’s vote on this and see who is serious about ending forever wars.”
Sen. Warren: "The problems in Afghanistan are not problems that can be solved by the military."
New HBO documentary is moving … until it wanders into our current politics.
A new movie, The Report, documents the Senate struggle to inform the public about our wartime waterboarding and "enhanced interrogations."
The Kentucky senator wants the Senate to consider offsetting spending cuts before approving limitless, automatic spending for the rest of the century.
It's not likely to get anywhere in the Senate, but consider it progress.
"Not on our watch" to replace "not on my watch." Great work, guys.
Lawsuit settlement over city's unwarranted snooping of Muslims temporarily rejected.