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Bernie Sanders Won The Debate. Hillary Clinton Sounded Like A Republican

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Hillary Clinton might be a liberal icon to some, but in reality, she's the only candidate with neoconservative advisers and a hawkish foreign policy. If you dread more American involvement in the Middle East, perhaps Clinton might not be your choice for president.

Europe's Long Goodbye to Open Borders

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If a bomb can explode in a stadium in France with the French president sitting in it, there is a problem. The Paris attacks are a wake-up call.

Hillary Clinton Challenged For Defending Wall Street Donors By Citing 9/11

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

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Five Lessons from the Paris Tragedy

David Harris | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
David Harris

Yesterday's tragic events in Paris should be another urgent wake-up call that, whether we live in France or elsewhere, our world needs, and is worth, defending.

5 Truths About Counterterrorism Presidential Candidates Should Keep in Mind

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Before jumping on the "tough on terrorism" bandwagon, candidates should reflect on the lessons learned in the 14 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, and consider what actually works to counter this global problem - and what doesn't.

What Would Buddha Do About the Terrorist Attack in Paris?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.15.2015 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

We need wisdom in sorting out our feelings and our alternatives in the wake of this most recent terrorist attach. And the Buddha's wisdom - some 2500 years old - has certainly stood the test of time. Let us ask: What would the Buddha do in response to a terrorist attack?

The Myth of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

John A. Tures | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The myth of the lone wolf terrorist is one that assumes terrorists are born that way. They are lifelong solitary individuals striking at a completely random target, only to disappear into the shadows, without a hint to law enforcement. But that's not always the case.

Terrorism Is Not A Religious Act

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Religious fundamentalism breeds war and violence and should be opposed by faithful people of all traditions in the support of pluralism and the common good.

Why Embracing the Ethics of Islam Can Help Us Achieve Greater Global Harmony

Munawar A. Anees | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Munawar A. Anees

PARIS -- Islamophobia is not a new phenomenon, suddenly uncovered by social media on the Internet. Islamophobia is as old as Islam itself. Yet, Islam can be rightly credited as a trendsetter in interfaith harmony. We all need to articulate that for the sake of humanity.

Writing for Our Post-9/11 Times: Part II

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

A superpower also has a moral responsibility to handle its power appropriately. Similarly, its artists have a responsibility to consider the "can" and the "should."

Writing for Our Post-9/11 Times: Part I

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

The basic question is: As writers, what is our relationship to our times?

Why I Closed My Flight School After 9/11

Beth Niebuhr | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Beth Niebuhr

Trust was gone. It just wasn't fun anymore. Our student enrollment decreased and we reduced our fleet of airplanes.

How Much Is George W. Bush Responsible for 9/11?

Elizabeth Drew | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth Drew

Poor Jeb. Or I should say, Poor Jeb! It's unfathomable how he thought that he could run for the Republican nomination without having to wrestle with his brother's record as president.

An Open Letter to Our Next President

Tyler Lewis | Posted 11.02.2015 | College
Tyler Lewis

We need a president who is respected by Republicans, Democrats, Independents and everyone in between. Someone who might have a D or an R after their name, but doesn't let that compromise their ability to do what's best for the American people.

Defense Secretary's Criticism of Military Judge Order Could Derail 9/11 Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

When Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, called a military judge's order "outrageous" earlier this week, they probably didn't intend to throw a wrench into the pending 9/11 military commission case.

Paul Ryan's Chairmen Do End Run On 9/11 Responders

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) newly empowered committee chairmen took immediate advantage Thursday of the freshly elected l...

Judge in 9/11 Case Denies Accused's Request to Fire His Lawyer

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday refused to allow one of the five defendants charged with orchestrating the 9/11 attacks to dismiss his lead lawyer, ruling the accused hadn't shown the necessary "good cause" to do so.

Dear Infidel: The Dilemma of British Muslims

Raza Rumi | Posted 10.28.2015 | Religion
Raza Rumi

The Indian community in Britain has been termed as a better performing group in terms of "integration and economic advancement." Do they have to go through a test of proving themselves as loyal Britons?

Confusing Commission Rules Continue to Hamper 9/11 Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The hearing ensued in confusion, as the attorneys and judge argued over what the law is, who's required to explain it to the defendant and how bin Attash can inform the judge why he wants a new lawyer. Underlying the entire discussion was a sense that no one in the room knows all the relevant facts.

Mr. Trump, Placing Blame Is Not A Proper Response To Crisis

Virginia Buckingham | Posted 10.27.2015 | New York
Virginia Buckingham

As one of the first people to be blamed for 9/11 by a politician, I have some thoughts on the implications of Donald Trump playing the same blame game to fuel his presidential ambitions. Blaming Bush for the attacks may play well in the media and appeal to some in the public, but it's not leadership.

How to Learn the Warning Signs of a Stroke F.A.S.T

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

What if singing a song or rapping lyrics could give someone the power to spot stroke signs and take action? And what if sharing that song could spread...

Courage is Contagious: A Conversation with the ACLU's Ben Wizner

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

Ben Wizner is busy. He directs the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and is part of Edward Snowden's legal team. On November 2 at 7:30 pm, Wizner will speak at Lake Forest College.

The Battle of the Two Hillarys

Kathleen Schafer | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Schafer

The perceived personality battle of the two Hillarys may be more real that many of us would like to believe. It is indicative of the leadership corner many female officials get painted into--in order to succeed politically women are forced to take-on masculine characteristics to survive in the political battlefield.

Who Will Investigate the Investigators?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

I have no issue with Benghazi being investigated; all the better to prevent future attacks. It is also understandable to be outraged at the deaths in Benghazi. But not if you felt no such outrage when embassy staff was killed under Bush. Or if you give Bush a pass on 9/11.

Benghazi Blues: Political and Media Non-Seriousness on Dramatic Display

William Bradley | Posted 10.25.2015 | Media
William Bradley

What a great dozen-day stretch Hillary Clinton has just had. First a very impressive performance in the first Democratic presidential debate. Followed...