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Moral Authority: A 9/11 Widow Speaks Up On Speaking Out

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christal Smith

In her latest book, part memoir and part commentary, Stern deploys her wit to tilt at society's windmills in a voice empowered by her role in arguably the most seminal event of our lifetimes.

'Obama's Katrina?' Offensive and Outlandish

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

"Obama's Katrina?" Stop the madness. Stop making the comparison and stop allowing such intellectually dishonest drivel to go forth unchecked.

Shadow Elite: Warrantless Wiretap Case & Obama: Abuse of Executive Power?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

Last week's ruling that the warrantless wiretapping from the post 9-11 era is illegal was not just a stinging rebuke to the Bush administration. It also slammed the current administration.

Will Smith's Last Pharaoh vs. Egypt's History by Hollywood

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

Will Smith's upcoming movie sheds light on long forgotten Egyptian history. If you want to know the true story of the Last Pharaoh of Egypt, you'd better pay attention to what's going on in Egypt today and in the near future.

Why America Suffers From One Catastrophe After Another and Why It Will Keep Happening

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

9/11. Enron. Katrina. Wall Street. The BP spill. There seems no end to it, and the reactions are always parallel. Obama is no different in how h...

Miracle Boy: How a 4-Year-Old Boy Survives Falling from a Miami High-Rise

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

A disturbing number of children are seriously injured or killed every year in falls, but in the world of free-falling, it turns out that small children, especially babies, are surprisingly well-equipped to survive.

Guantanamo Bay Cost: $500 Million In Renovations Since 9/11

The Washington Post | By Scott Higham and Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the first public accounting of how much has been spent on the base since the first detainees arrived in January 2002, The Washington Post obtained ...

The Best Post-9/11 Novel: Huffington Post Interviews Teddy Wayne, Author of "Kapitoil"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

"We angle down to New York City, and the skyscrapers of Manhattan aggregate like tall flowers in a garden and the grids of orange lights look like LED...

Announcing the Death of the Post-9/11 Novel

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Novelists didn't have to think much in the way of plot. 9/11 happened before, during, or after, to change everything (as Bush and Ashcroft had it, the world changed, nothing was the same after 9/11).

From Shared Sacrifice to Hedonism

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

When it comes to difficult lifestyle changes that Pearl Harbor-sized crises demand, many of us are as willfully ignorant and plagued by denial as Dubya.

Why the NYPD's Ray Kelly is America's Top Cop

Anthony Amore | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Amore

In the annals of American law enforcement, no one's achievements and innovations can match those of Raymond W. Kelly, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department. Simply put, he's the best cop in U.S. history.

Job Opening: CFO Of Al-Qaida

The Big Money | Martha C. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Got a thirst for adventure, an unquenchable religious fervor, and a willingness to trade in the corner office for a cave? Then al-Qaida has the job fo...

9/11, Financial Crisis, Church Sex Scandal? Imagine That!

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

I'm sure there are plenty of unimaginable things in the Universe, though it's impossible to imagine what they are. But flying a plane into a building, the crash of a financial system and sex abuse by priests, we can safely say, aren't among them.

Sowing the Seeds of Jihad

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells


A Revolution in the Making?

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

A sense of frustration, hopelessness and repression seems to be haunting Egyptian youth and the older people as well, struggling to make ends meet. The result has impacted Egyptian society.

Remembering Jay on Memorial Day

Adia Colar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adia Colar

It was the guilt that separated us. He felt he didn't deserve anything good and he was racked with guilt that someone like me would invest time and energy into someone like him.


Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

The fact that Israeli commandos were allowed to kill 10--and possibly as many as 20--pro-Palestinian activists aboard a small flotilla of boats, presu...

Obama's 1979

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Liberson, PhD

History helps us study the past so we can improve on the future. For the last couple of weeks Thomas Friedman in the NYT's has been writing about Ob...

24: Down for the Count?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

During the course of the Winter Olympics, 24 lost some two million viewers per episode which haven't returned. The show is in its eighth and final season.

Time Slips Away for 24 and Lost in Very Different Finales

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

2010-05-28-Lost_24_finale.jpgTwo of the most important and popular television shows of the past decade had their series finales this week.

Ground Zero Mosque Overwhelmingly Approved By NYC Community Board: 'It's A Seed Of Peace' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — After hours of contentious public comment, a New York City community board voted late Tuesday to support a plan to build a mosque and cul...

Jonesing on 24? Try 61 Hours

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Life after 24 -- the addictive action thriller which first aired less than two months after 9/11 and bade its audience farewell Monday night -- will b...

At Ground Zero Museum, Voices Of 9/11 | ANDY NEWMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ms. Defontes, who was working on the 89th floor of the north tower on Sept. 11, is one of nearly 400 survivors, victims' relatives, first responders, ...

Osama Bin Laden: Is He Out Of Touch? | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Al Qaeda figurehead Osama bin Laden seeks to sway the US trial of former lieutenant Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a new tape threatening to kill any Ameri...

Bernie Kerik: Victim, Victim, Victim

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

As Bernie Kerik entered federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland on the West Virginia border, a new souvenir of him has surfaced.