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Risky Business in the Arab World

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Aladdin Elaasar

Why is it hard for Arab and Muslim writers, professors, intellectuals and average persons to speak out against suicide bombers, Jihadists, anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism in their countries?

Lindsey Graham's Third Strike?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

A sharp rebuke from the Supreme Court has not stopped Lindsey Graham from now attempting a third time to broker yet another deal to deny detainees the right to civilian court review.

Niall O'Dowd: "The Voice of Irish America"

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rory Fitzgerald

Thirty Years ago, Niall O'Dowd left Ireland. He arrived in America as an illegal immigrant, a construction worker. From humble beginnings, he went on ...

Will Smith, The Last Pharaoh

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Aladdin Elaasar

Will Smith's latest project, The Last Pharaoh, is a greatmega action movie expected by millions of fans around the globe.

The Afghan Withdrawal Date is Smart Policy

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

If we don't insist on a deadline, the President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, will do little to reform his government, end corruption, and assume defense of his own country.

Fearful and Scheming Republicans Are Playing into al-Qaida's Strategy

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The "collective display of pants-wetting" and politicization of terrorism by the Republicans are making America less safe. I wish the GOP would find its inner John Wayne.

World Trade Center Responder Settlement: Up To $657 Million Deal For Sick Ground Zero Workers

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — In the years after the 9/11 terror attacks, 10,000 people who helped clear mountains of debris from Lower Manhattan filed lawsuits bl...

HuffPost Review: Remember Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Remember Me is limp and witless, a romantic drama with occasional attempts at humor that has all the body of chicken noodle soup.

"Burying" the Truth: Nightline Reporter Channels Bill O'Reilly and Does a Hatchet Job

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Coleen Rowley

In a sad commentary on the currently disintegrating state of "main stream media", I found myself ambushed on Saturday, March 6th, just ten minutes aft...

Tackling Terrorism in Teen Lit

Zetta Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Zetta Elliott

As we come up on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, I hope readers will search for stories that reveal a different perspective on terrorism.

World Center Hotel Wants To Attract Ground Zero Tourists

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Lessons From the IDF in Haiti: Opportunities in Global Health Diplomacy for the Muslim World

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Just as the Talmud values compassion in followers of Judaism, so Islam preaches Raheem. Raheem means compassion or mercy.

Ahmadinejad says U.S. is lying about Sept 11 attacks

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, accused the United States of fabricating the facts regarding the attacks of Sept. 11, according to a March 6 re...

Ahmadinejad: 9/11 Attacks A 'Big Lie'

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called the official version of the Sept. 11 attacks a "big lie" used b...

Campaign 2010: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Michael Winship Comparisons are odious, the old saying goes, and certainly Democrats are dealing with some smelly, stinky realities as they stare dow...

Sadness: Barack Obama's Convictions

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

President Bush had deeply held -- albeit, inherently flawed -- convictions. At the very least, I knew clearly what he stood for. I can't say the same for President Obama.

Looking ahead to 9/11/2011: The Time for National Healing Begins Now

Deepa Iyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepa Iyer

Let's not wait fifty years to recognize the impact of post 9/11 policies on our communities and our country. The movement towards national healing must begin now.

What Is It With Men and Their Chauffeurs?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

What is this thing between public officials and their drivers? Why do public officials appoint them to positions of great power and responsibility while paying so little attention to their credentials?

Florida Language Institute Sold Student Visas, Feds Say: Lydia Menocal, Ofelia Macia Arrested

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MIAMI (AP)-- A Florida language school helped illegally obtain student visas for foreign nationals who never went to class, violating laws enacted aft...

Bridging the Partisan Divide Through 'Intentional' Conversation

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It may not be possible to wave a magic wand to dissolve all the substantive differences between the parties, but it is possible to restore some civil discourse to Congress -- and hopefully to the country.

The Tyranny of the Polarized: There's No More Us in the U.S.

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

Whether you're a Tea Partier, civil libber, or anything in-between, the role of government is not the issue. Our real problem is us, or lack of us -- the tyranny of the polarized.

Rick Perry Wins GOP Primary In Texas Governor's Race

AP | KELLEY SHANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison conceded the Republican nomination for Texas governor to Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday following a heated...

Astoria Characters: The Proud Parader

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The famed Manhattan St. Patrick's Day Parade excludes gays and lesbians. Brendan Fay and his peers were allowed to march on Fifth Avenue only once -- in 1991.

Setting the Bar Too High For Al Qaeda

Jeremy White | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy White

While the vast majority of the Bush administration's security policies produced nothing more than a frightened U.S. population, its scare tactics might have actually cut Al Qaeda off at the knees.

Iran Terrorism Lawsuits: Families Of Victims Sue Over 9/11, Beirut Attacks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and a 1983 bombing of U.S. Marines in Lebanon are seeking to hold Iran acco...