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9/11, Children, and their Books

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Monica Edinger

The children who spent their first day of fourth grade with me when the towers fell downtown are freshmen in college this year while my new class of f...

P is for Pastor. (Also for Poison)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

We will shine a light on what is false, until the world sees what we see. And if it falls to us to be known forever after as the spark for that bonfire, it is as the Lord has written: Any publicity is good publicity.

9/11 Fundraising: Palin, Beck Charging For Tickets To 9/11 Rally

Think Progress | Lee Fang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last year, Glenn Beck and a variety of right-wing organizations and corporate front groups exploited the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist a...

Pray for Pastor Jones and Matches That Don't Ignite on 9/11

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Gardner

If you burn a single Koran on 9/11, you will cause me more pain than any mosque near Ground Zero will ever cause. You will dishonor every American who died that day

Sept 11th -- Let's Save That Date

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

You probably remember exactly where you were nine years ago on September 11th. But do you know where you'll be on that date this year? I hope you'll be joining us for the second annual observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Burning Scriptures -- An Opportunity for Peace

Doug Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Noll

Some might say that Pastor Jones would never agree to a dialogue. Until he is approached, we will never know. The job of the peacemaker is to show the parties that talking to each other is politically and emotionally safe.

The Wisest, Most Relevant Novel About 9/11 Was Published In 1980

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

The South African novelist J.M. Coetzee writes with a pen that's sharp as a knife, in ink made from his own blood. Or so it seems, for each word seems carved or cut, obtained at great price, offered as a sacrifice.

Staring Into the Crater of the Other Ground Zero

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

When I was a child my Aunt Hilda took me to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where thousands of Union and Confederate troops battled to bloody deaths. Try as...

The "Mosque" Debate Exposes Bias - Let's Move Beyond 9/11 as Public Policy

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

The uproar over the center/mosque near Ground Zero is working to expose the irrational, biased arguments against it.

Three Ways to Prove You're Not a Bigot This 9/11

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

I do not believe that every person who opposes the Cordoba House Center being located near Ground Zero is an Anti-Muslim bigot. But our country is better than the hatred and bigotry we are allowing to define us at the moment.

My Husband Didn't Stand for Hate

Raina Wallens | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Raina Wallens

Is an extremist "human rights" organization planning a rally on the anniversary of 9/11 really concerned with honoring the memory of my late husband, Blake, and thousands of others?

How Democrats Can Harness the Public Anger (and Madness) for November

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

It's always a mistake to let a ranter rant. Without pushback, the anger takes flight. The question now is: With the public now inflamed in anger, th...

Jason Linkins

9/11 Exploitation Advertising: Still A Bad Idea | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'm not sure that the 9/11 attacks should ever be used as an advertising hook for anything, but this advertisement for a French newspaper surely isn't going to win any fans by combining 9/11 iconography with smart-assed self gloating.

Author Tim Wise Slams Ground Zero Mosque Opposition

ZSpace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After all, there is scarcely a square foot of land upon which we tread that is not, for someone, Ground Zero. I am sitting atop one now: a killing fie...

Remembering 9/11 in a Good Way

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Each September around this time, I try not to think about the planes crashing into the towers. Instead I try to remember the friendly Prince Edward Islanders who cycled with me from one tip of the island to the other.

Hate Crimes Are Just One Threat Facing New York City Cabbies

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The daily hazards of the job pose a more systemic threat to the livelihoods, and often, the very lives, of cab drivers. Sharif's brutal encounter is the latest in a string of violent incidents involving cabbies.

Americans Don't Burn Books

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

Enough of Progressives and Democrats who engage in these debates rather than attack these bigoted racist hypocrites. Enough of the hate-mongers getting all the attention and press.

Letting the Terrorists Win: Newt Gingrich and the 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Like a shark drawn to blood, Newt Gingrich, whose nature apparently is to pick at painful wounds in the body politic in order to score partisan points...

The United States of Fear: Ten Examples

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Since 9/11, fear has been the main engine of change in the US. Who would have thought that there once was a US president who said "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"?

Lawrence Wright on His HBO Film Tonight: 9/11, al-Qaeda and U.S. Torture

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

After 9/11, many in the media likened the brutal images and precise execution of the terror attacks to "a movie." Yes, like my movie, says Lawrence Wright in his HBO special airing tonight, and he's not just talking about the tragic events of 9/11.

9/11 Reflection: Let Us Not Waste The Limited Number of Hours We Have Left

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

9/11 brings back haunting memories. Having buried by brother and mother almost back-to-back just before 9/11, losing all three of my life-long mentor...

Petraeus Condemns Dove World Outreach's Plan To Burn Qurans: 'It Could Endanger Troops'

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

General David Petraeus has condemned a Florida church's plans to burn Qurans this week, warning that the scene "could endanger troops" in Afghanistan....

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in ...

Fareed Zakaria: America Overreacted To 9/11

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine years after 9/11, can anyone doubt that Al Qaeda is simply not that deadly a threat?...

"Obama Hates America"

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It won't make much difference whether Obama picks the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, or the moon, to commemorate 9/11.