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9/11 Survivor Captured In Iconic Photo Dies Of Cancer

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

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Can Joe Biden Save the Democrats? (and Do the Dems Need Saving?)

William Bradley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Hillary's e-mail controversy is a real nagging problem. Why not just carry two devices, one for the official address and one for the private address? It's a curious unforced error. But the smoke signals haven't amounted to a smoking gun.

In "Loo" of Good Taste

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.16.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I shudder to think how my parents would have survived in today's anything-goes, nothing-is-sacred, sexually charged society. Their values were black and white, wrong and right, good and bad, with little wiggle room for compromise.

U.S. Military Cancels Hearing For 9/11 Suspects

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has canceled a pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a military spokesman sai...

Stalled 9/11 Case Is Another Reason to Close Guantanamo

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The military commissions have once again cancelled two weeks' worth of hearings scheduled in the case of the five alleged plotters of the September 11 attacks. Although the attacks themselves took place nearly 14 years ago, the five men accused of masterminding the deadliest terror attack to ever take place on U.S. soil are still nowhere near trial.

Ferguson Black Lives Matter, Oath Keepers Fight as One

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

The Black Lives Matter movement needs to continue nonviolent civil disobedience to evoke the change it seeks to fight for. Tying BLM to a potentially violent movement, however politically convenient this may be over the short-term, would delegitimize BLM.

On When To Call 911

Bronwyn Lea | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Bronwyn Lea

We call 911 when danger is imminent. Sometimes we don't know how dangerous that danger might be. Identifying at-risk teens had never been on my radar as a situation in which I might call 911. It is, however, a situation which I now know 911 does respond to and wants to know about.

Chris Christie's Hypocrisy in the GOP Debate: How the Former U.S. Atty. Once threatened a NJ Sheriff Who Learned Where Two 9/11 Hijackers Got Their Fake IDs

Peter Lance | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Peter Lance

In fact Christie, who reminded Republicans during the debate that he'd been appointed by President Bush the day before 9/11, went so far in '03 as to actually threaten to arrest that Passaic County sheriff (whose office uncovered the fake ID scandal) and "shut down" his department.

Why Go? Why I Decided to Join the Army Post 9/11

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Lisa M. Van Wormer

My generation got the call and I stood up to answer. As the twin towers burned and collapsed to the ground, the rules of my safe naïve life changed. And when the ash settled over more than three-thousand lost lives, I had to move. To do... something.

Tourist Brings Loaded Guns To 9/11 Memorial

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.07.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say a tourist has been arrested on charges she carried two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City. A ...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Have We Evolved to a Greater Understanding?

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 07.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lillie Leonardi

So in my heart, I feel it is very timely that there is a day set aside to advocate awareness about PTSD. By doing so, the ignominy related to the illness may be better understood. And perhaps someday, there will be no need to even set aside a day.

The Weekly Shooting Cycle

Eric Kasum | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.

The Night Presidential Candidate John Kasich Tried to Ambush Me on "The O'Reilly Factor"

Peter Lance | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Lance

If Kasich makes it onto the ticket, the election will take place two weeks shy of the 10th anniversary of his guest host interview on "The O'Reilly Factor" in which he did the bidding of an ex U.S. Attorney I criticized in my HarperCollins investigative book "Triple Cross."

Trump Finally Performs A Public Service (And Poses A Hard Question for Republicans)

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2015 | Media
William Bradley

For most of my adult life, this semi-literate, mega-rich egomaniac out of New York called Donald Trump has pretended to be an important public figure,...

Lindsey Graham Gets It Wrong On The Visas Of 9/11 Hijackers, Again

Factcheck.org | Sam Levine | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Lindsey Graham incorrectly claimed that “all the hijackers who attacked ...

Justice Matters: Holding People Who Torture to Account

Widney Brown | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Widney Brown

In short, there is a problem with justice in the United States. Government resources are used to protect the privileged, and crimes are largely excused when they are committed by police, private security contractors, members of the U.S. military or intelligence agents.

Playing the Extremist Card

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Mehrunisa Qayyum

As the U.S. spends over $16.6 billion each year on counter-terrorism efforts, it is no surprise that the latest culprit (former Congressional candidate, Robert R. Doggart) was intercepted before carrying out an attack on U.S. soil (a mosque near Hancock, New York).

Does Naloxone Discourage People From Calling 911?

Tessie Castillo | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Tessie Castillo

One of the sharpest criticisms against making naloxone widely available to people at risk for drug overdose is this: If people have a medicine on hand that allows them to reverse a drug overdose themselves, won't they stop calling 911?

Home Alone

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If Hollywood wants to make another "Home Alone" movie, this time with the Macaulay Culkin character all grown up but no more mature than he was as an 8-year-old in the 1990 original, I would be happy to take the role.

Like a Good Referee, the Next U.S. President Should Be Measured, Courageous, and Decidedly Not the Story

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

What we need in our next President is someone who eschews the limelight, who is fully dedicated to the protection of the constitution, and who consistently calls plays the right way, despite enormous pressure.

Retired FDNY Firefighter Who Responded To 9/11 Attacks Wins $5 Million Lottery

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.06.2015 | Good News

A Sept. 11 first responder just had an incredible stroke of luck. Carmelo Mercado, a 63-year-old who lives in Orange County, New York, and was one...

Michael McAuliff

Jon Stewart Wanted Names Of 9/11 Bill Opponents. Here They Are.

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the health treatment program for 9/11 responders set to expire this fall and Congress moving slowly to reauthorize it, Jon Stewart ...

State of Play: Our Far-flung Crises

William Bradley | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The velocity of events and the fragmentation of the media culture are such that it can be difficult to keep up with how we're doing in various national security crises around the world. Here's the latest state of play on some of the most pressing.

After Charleston: Stop the World and Let's Fix This Now

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Holly Cara Price

There is a deep sadness that won't leave me. It dogs my steps. Similar to the days surrounding the Newtown massacre of first graders almost three years ago, I feel bereft of any joy when I live in a world where what happened in Charleston last Wednesday took place.

Mass Murder in Norway --- Why Utoya Matters

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

I think a lot today about Utoya, as the headlines report about Charleston. Very different disasters, very different criminal acts, so convenient in an open society. Where one has so much opportunity to harm, and far less urgency to do good. Where hospitality is practiced, and sanctuary a distant dream.