why-trump-should-hit-pause-on-designating-mexican-cartels-as-terrorists

President Trump’s surprise revelation last week to talk show host Bill O’Reilly that he had moved to designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) begs some hard questions. For the last few months, President Trump explained, the proposal has been going through a process of consideration, probably the U.S. State Department’s six-steps for…

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no,-anti-terrorism-efforts-haven’t-hampered-investigations-of-white-supremacists

AUSTIN, Texas — Earlier this summer, I testified before a U.S. House subcommittee on “FBI efforts to combat an increasing threat of white supremacy and white extremism.” My expertise is that of a former counterterrorism intelligence manager for the Texas Department of Public Safety, where for nearly a decade (2009-2018) my team of analysts worked…

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