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No Terror Here

Here’s what the newspaper left outside my hotel door says today: Terror Returns. The newspaper says that Americans are “rattled”.

Is it true? Are we rattled? Are we living in terror?

Let me go check. Here’s what the lobby of my hotel looks like. No one is in terror here. They’re too busy checking [...]

American Deaths from No Health Insurance: Fifteen 9/11 Attacks Every Year

Number of people, including non-Americans, killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001: less than 3,000

Number of people, just Americans, killed every year because they don’t have health insurance: nearly 45,000 (link | link | link; publication full text)

United We Stand?

This is What Torturing Suspects Gets You: Messed Up Justice in America

In the wake of breaking news that the Bush administration specifically authorized waterboarding torture in writing, then covered it up, the Washington Post reports that the federal government has had to withdraw charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism against a British resident who has been held in Guantanamo for years, Binyam Mohammed. Why? [...]