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Danziger: Troubled Water(board)

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

May 5, 2018
Members of the Muslim community pray in a mosque in Marseille during an open day weekend for mosques in France, January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/Files

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes At Highest Levels Since 9/11

Analyzing crime data from researchers at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernadino found that hate crimes against American Muslims were up 78 percent in 2015. Attacks against those perceived as Arab rose even more.

September 19, 2016
The Central Intelligence Agency logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

Iran-Backed Rebels In Yemen Loot Secret Files About U.S. Spy Operations

U.S. officials say the names of confidential informants and plans for counterterrorism strikes have been exposed.

March 26, 2015
Image grab taken off a video on January 20, 2015, reportedly released by the Islamic State allegedly shows Japanese hostages Kenji Goto (L) and Haruna Yukawa (R) with a black-clad militant brandishing a knife at an undisclosed location

IS Threatens To Kill Japan Hostages, Tokyo Vows Not To Give In

Learn more about the latest IS hostage crisis.

January 20, 2015

In New Book, Guantanamo Inmate Describes Beatings, Death Threats, And Mock Execution

One of Guantanamo’s longest-held prisoners shares his experience in a new book.

January 20, 2015

Hurdles Abound For Guantanamo Closure, 13 Years Later

Despite President Obama’s wishes, there’s no end in sight for the infamous prison.

January 12, 2015

Intelligence Gleaned From CIA Torture Focus Of Debate

CIA officials are pushing back against the Senate’s conclusion that torture made America no safer.

December 11, 2014

CIA Struggled To Keep Rationalizing Brutal Interrogations, Report Shows

The CIA kept finding new reasons to keep torturing prisoners.

December 10, 2014
Al-Qaeda and Taliban detainees captured in Afghanistan after the 2001 terror attacks were transferred to the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

At CIA’s ‘Salt Pit’ Prison, Torture Reigned, With Little Oversight

Learn more from the Senate’s horrifying CIA torture report.

December 10, 2014
Democrats, Sessions

Graphic Report On CIA Interrogations, Torture Released By Senate Panel

Inside the Senate’s shocking report on Bush-era torture.

December 9, 2014
Democrats, Sessions

Dianne Feinstein Leaving Senate Intelligence Job As Clash On Interrogations Report Is Unresolved

Senator Feinstein is taking on the CIA as Democratic control of the Senate draws to a close.

December 8, 2014

Detention At Guantanamo Grinds On: 13 years And Counting, 148 Captives Remain

American use of the world’s most expensive prison still has no end in sight.

November 20, 2014

Canada ‘Will Not Be Intimidated’ By Parliament Attack

Get the latest on the shooting that rocked Ottawa on Wednesday.

October 23, 2014

Allies Hit IS Oil Targets In Syria To Choke ‘Network Of Death’

Get the latest on the military campaign in Syria.

September 25, 2014

Boots On The Ground?

September 16, 2014

U.S. Weighs Sending Up To 300 Troops To Iraq For Security

Washington (AFP) – The United States is weighing sending up to 300 troops to Iraq to reinforce security at American diplomatic installations, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. “We are considering sending fewer than 300,” the official said, saying it was in response to a State Department request for additional security personnel. The request comes […]

August 20, 2014

Mother Of Journalist Foley ‘Never Prouder’ Of Son

Washington (AFP) – Friends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, apparently executed by Islamic State jihadists, with his mother praising him for giving his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people. Condolences and shocked messages poured in after the Islamist group released a video late Tuesday showing a […]

August 20, 2014

What We’ve Paid For War In Afghanistan And Iraq

War is hell. Major General Harold Greene could certainly tell you all about that — but, sadly, he’s dead. On August 5, General Greene became the highest-ranking American soldier to die in our unfathomable, 13-year war in Afghanistan, joining 2,339 other servicemembers who’ve paid the ultimate price for being sent by warmongering politicians into that […]

August 20, 2014

Muslim Americans Continue To Struggle With Islamophobia

Almost 10 years have passed since Sept. 11, 2001, but many Americans still regard Muslims among us much as they did in the emotional days immediately following the attacks. For millions of Muslims living in the United States, the ramifications of 9/11 and the subsequent “War on Terror” have become very personal, as the most […]

August 30, 2011