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9/11 Families Argue To Remove Ashes From Dump

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A lawyer has asked a federal appeals court to let families of victims of the World Trade Center attacks remove ashes of their loved o...

Holder: Don't Fear Trial Of 'Coward' 9/11 Plotter

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama predicted that professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be convicted and executed as Attorn...

Afghanistan: Collateral Damage From Paris to Punjab

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mira Kamdar

I have seen what is antiseptically known as collateral damage from this war in two unlikely places: the city of Paris and the countryside of rural Punjab.

Holder Makes Surprise Inspection Of Courthouse, Jail Before 9/11 Trial

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Attorney General Eric Holder made an unannounced visit to a Manhattan courthouse Wednesday to inspect security for the pending trial ...

NYC Terror Trial Poses Legal, Political Risks

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — In a move both politically and legally risky, the Obama administration plans to put on trial the professed mastermind of the Sept. ...

The Last Clinton Melodrama? (And Other Sensationalist Game Change Gossip)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Game Change is interesting, but there's not much in it that wasn't already known. It's not a strong analytical book.

No Good Osama bin Laden Intelligence In Years, Says Robert Gates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States has not had good intelligence on the whereabouts of terrorist Osama bin Laden...

Is Fort Hood Like Columbine?

Newsweek | Dave Cullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

My brain is about to bust with all the apparent parallels to Columbine, Virginia Tech and 9/11, and the startling differences to each as well. But the...

Contingency Plans For Revised Edition of "A Happier History of America" by Rudy Giuliani

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Quigg

MEMORANDUM FROM: Rudy Giuliani, NYC mayor on 9/11/01 TO: Revisionist & Sons Publishing Co.

Obama at West Point

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

After the Bush years of outright lies and systematic deception, we now have Obama plumbing new depths as he tortures the very language itself. 1984 here we are.

Men Wrongly Detained After 9/11 Get $1.26M From Government

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Five immigrant men who were detained in roundups in New York and eventually deported following the Sept. 11 attacks have reached a $1...

The Palin Facebook Doctrine

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

When Dick Cheney pops up like a whack-a-mole on Cialis, and you can bet Palin won't be far behind. The Underwear Bomber and President Obama's response needed a special Palin edition

9/11-Linked Passports Found Along Afghan Border

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHERWANGAI, Pakistan — Pakistani soldiers battling their way into a Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border have seized passports that may be...

A New Year: Where We've Been And Where We're Going

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

We've lost a lot of our our innocence in only 10 years. From Al Quaeda to Bernie Madoff, we're waking up to the realization that the American Dream is just a dream if we aren't responsible for it.

"Radical Evil"

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

Richard Bernstein has written an important philosophical inquiry into the phenomenon of evil (Bernstein 2002), an inquiry that will be of great value to psychoanalysts.

Can the UN Save Afghanistan?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Given the UN's extraordinary and continuing role in Afghanistan, it would seem appropriate at this time that it might consider guiding President Obama toward a resolution of the dilemma he now faces.

New Ground Zero Subway Will Rise With Building

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Fresh bread will soon be baking high above ground zero. The new World Trade Center got its first restaurant Wednesday – a sand...

New York's Tough Enough for Terrorist Trials

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Winship

Most of us who live not far from Ground Zero, and who were here on 9/11, see New York as an appropriate and just venue, and aren't afraid that the trial will result in terrorist retribution.

No Justice Can Come From Guantánamo Military Commissions

Talat Hamdani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Talat Hamdani

The military commissions, which will continue to be tainted by the dark legacy of Guantánamo, will always be doubted and cannot achieve the justice that 9/11 family members and all Americans deserve.

KSM: Ready For His Closeup?

Michael Smerconish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Sen. Arlen Specter would like to see Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial be televised, stemming from a prosecutorial belief that trying him in a federal civilian court is the right decision.

After the Peace Prize, Give War a Chance

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Afghanistan represents the opportunity for Obama to serve the American people brilliantly and, along the way, demonstrate that he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

Majid Khan: Possible Brooklyn Trial For Guantanamo Suspect

AP | TOM HAYS and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are considering sending a Guantanamo Bay detainee named Majid Khan – who grew up in Maryland before alleg...

Justice American Style

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Now more than ever, Americans need to trust our own judicial system to fully and openly prosecute the mass murderers of 9/11 while the rest of the world bears witness.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Trial: Shortlist Of Defense Lawyers For 9/11 Cases | BENJAMIN WEISER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Lawyers to defend Khalid Shaikh Mohammed are expected to initially be chosen from a cadre of about 20 veteran defense lawyers in New York who have bro...

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Forced To Correct Report That Public Enemy Called 9/11 A Joke | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper offers up, via Twitter, a Washington Post correction that addresses what Tapper terms an example of "un...