Americans primarily know the camel from a distance. Sure, it's the face of an American brand of cigarettes, the Alcoholics Anonymous mascot, the subject of a popular Geico commercial, and the namesake of a certain fashion disaster, but unless you've taken an "exotic" camel ride at the circus or whil ... More >>
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison thinks it's about time Congress takes a hard look at policies surrounding U.S. drone strikes, Barack Obama's choice weapon against terrorists outside of Iraq and Afghanistan since he took office. SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison: GOP fiscal cliff offer makes path to deal ... More >>
The maker of The Hurt Locker explores the darkness behind capturing Osama Bin Laden
Think drones only fly above Pakistan, Afghanistan, or other quasi-theaters of war?SEE ALSO:-- Camp Ripley drones: New $3.9 million facility sparks protest -- Grand Forks police to begin regularly using drones this spring Think again. Yesterday, an unmanned helicopter was photographed flying above th ... More >>
Antiwar activists gathered last Friday to protest a new $3.9 million drone facility under construction at Camp Ripley in Little Falls.SEE ALSO:-- Grand Forks police to begin regularly using drones this spring-- Attorney may challenge use of Predator drone during NoDak arrestThough drones are increas ... More >>
Three months after marrying his high school sweetheart, 21-year-old Taylor Baune is dead.Baune, a Marine corporal, was killed in combat yesterday in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was a 2009 graduate of Andover High School.In March, shortly before shipping off to Afghanistan, Baune married his hi ... More >>
National security laws have transformed America's most vulnerable immigrants into terrorists
David Gregory and Michele Bachmann on Meet the Press this weekend. Michele Bachmann longs for the good ol' days. You know, back when George W. Bush ran this country, and terms like "health care reform" and "stimulus package" were distant from our everyday vocabularies. Back when a man could ... More >>
Osama bin Laden is dead. His body was buried at sea. The White House and the Pentagon have photos of the U.S. raid on his compound in Pakistan, but they haven't released the pictures to the public. There's obviously a huge demand to see a photo or video of bin Laden with a bullet through his sk ... More >>
A story too good to be true?The story of the killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALS would have been compelling stuff in its own right. But it turns out the story ain't quite what it used to be. Here are the big headlines you probably thought were true about bin Laden's killing -- ... More >>
All the news that mattered Monday morning.Front page editors around Minnesota were doubtless biting their fingernails last night as the White House kept pushing back its official announcement that Osama bin Laden had been shot and killed in a firefight outside Islamabad, Pakistan. But confir ... More >>
Ellison joins in the debate over union busting in Wisconsin.Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chairman of the congressional progressive caucus, ripped into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this morning, lambasting him as a dictator for his attempt to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights ... More >>
Image by Jenny Cestnik on FlickrBomb Target: the Christmas Tree at Pioneer Square in PortlandThere's plenty of hot air online right now about this weekend's arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the 19-year-old kid who got caught trying to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a Christmas tree lighti ... More >>
Film wins documentary prize at Sundance
That's likely going to make for slow airline travel for Somalis in the Twin Cities.
U.S. Special Forces killed a man Monday in Somalia suspected of being a link between al-Qaida in Pakistan and the militia targeted for recruiting Minnesota Somalis to return to fight.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp and Jihad looms
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The Wizard of Odds: Iowa begins the road to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul
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Attorney Joe Margulies on his new Gitmo book—and his Supreme Court win over the Bush crew
Michael Winterbottom puts a face—and a hood—on the suffering at Guantanamo
Local Afghan émigrés ring in the Solar New Year with Nau-Rouz
First Nuzhat Haneef was a secular Pakistani. Next, she was a devout Muslim. Now she's a single, 53-year-old apostate--and she's not happy about it.
Afghan journalist is convicted of blasphemy, a Stinson / Westerberg collaboration, Albert Brooks goes to Pakistan, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
THESE DAYS Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf joined the Bush administration's war on terrorism and publicly turned against the Taliban immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks. But Afghan officials allege that Taliban and allied fighters who fled to Pakistan after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanis ... More >>
Form and function harmonize at the new McGuire Theater
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A new Ellipsis Arts CD investigates the living music of the world's death rituals