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Educating for Democracy: Mayor Giuliani's "Memory Hole"

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

I wonder exactly how far Giuliani and other right-wing politicos are going to go in trying to underestimate the intelligence of the American voters. Pretty far, I'd guess.

Thomson Prison Will Likely Be Next Stop For Gitmo Detainees, Says Obama Administration

Washington Post | Peter Slevin and Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Despite opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration is signaling that a state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., will p...

Sam Stein

Glenn Beck Compares Derailing Health Care To Preparing For 9/11 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The latest lunatic fringe talking point equates Democratic-led efforts at health care reform with the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil. During...

Twin Towers T-Shirt Furor: Shirt Referencing 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks Gets Dearborn Students In Trouble

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

DEARBORN, Mich. — At least nine Detroit area high school juniors are in trouble for wearing sweat shirts bearing a design that evokes the terror...

The Speech Obama Should Give Tonight

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Churchill was an orator who knew the power of the simple declarative: "The news from France is very bad." In that spirit, I stand before you tonight and say the news from Afghanistan is very bad.

The Decade At War (PHOTOS)

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A decade ago, America was flush and at peace. Then came the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the retaliatory invasion of Afghanistan, and the controversial ...

9/11 Text Messages Released: Wikileaks Publishes Intercepted Government Pager Texts As They Were Sent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Government employees sent more than 500,000 text pager messages In the hours before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. At 3 a.m. (...

Passports Linked To 9/11 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...

Upholding the Constitution

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

There is no "oh, well, except for terrorists" clause to the Sixth Amendment. And that is what makes our country so great.

Death Penalty A Question For 9/11 Jury

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York juries are often loath to impose the death penalty, even for terrorists. In fact, a jury spared the lives of two Osama bin ...

Western Export of the Ballot Box Elixir is Pure Hubris

Simon Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Jenkins

It is insufferable that Afghanistan, a miserable statelet, can reject liberal democracy despite the efforts of 70,000 NATO and NGO staff kicking their heels in Kabul's dust for eight years.

Terror in Mumbai -- One Year Later

Dan Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Reed

Cell phone recordings allow us, for the first time ever, to see right inside the workings of the minds and methods behind the Mumbai terrorist attacks, which killed 166 people last November.

Lies Drive the Afghan War

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The claim that al-Qaida will reuse Afghanistan as a giant base camp, like Saddam's non-existent weapons of mass destruction, is a handy slogan to market the war to the public.

Downtown Dispatch: Fear and Anxiety Grip Lower Manhattan as It Braces for the Terror Trials

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Julie Menin

Emotions bubbled to the surface in lower Manhattan this week. Neighborhood activists lambasted Eric Holder's decision to hold the KSM trial in the shadow of the World Trade Center site.

Jason Linkins

WaPo's Public Enemy Correction Inspires Hilarious Twitter Meme [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Post published an article reporting rap legends Public Enemy referred to 9/11 as "a joke," when in reality they were referring to emergency number 9-1-1. Happily, something is being done about it!

Daniel Pearl's Family Disagrees WIth NYC Trial For Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The mother and father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl are disappointed with the federal government's decision to try Pearl's profes...

Police Question Adis Medunjanin, Zarein Ahmedzay In New York Terror Probe

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Federal investigators have questioned two men whose photographs were shown to a Muslim religious leader along with a picture of an Af...

Obama's Lincolnesque Nobel Peace Prize

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Lincoln is Obama's professed ideal. We remember Lincoln today from civics lessons and the monument in Washington, but the historical reality is that he was both soaring idealist and ruthless pragmatist.

Mad Men and the Decline of America

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

As Don Draper reminds us again and again, love is something a guy like him creates to sell us nylons. We buy, we consume, we dream, but we need to build something real again.

Why Osama Is Winning

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Back in 1986, I was covering the anti-Soviet war in then almost unknown Afghanistan. There I met Abdullah Azzam, the teacher and spiritual mentor of a young Saudi named Osama bin Laden.

Walter Kirn Is Feeling Up in the Air

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Up in the Air is based on a Walter Kirn novel. As I sit down to dinner with him, Kirn has the slightly wide-eyed look of someone who realizes that the old lottery ticket he's been carrying around in his wallet is a jackpot winner.

9/11: Never Again?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Let's drop the childish game of scaring ourselves with the likes of high school drop-out Jose Padilla and similarly I.Q. challenged riff-raff. In doing so, we are behaving like kids who conjure monsters.

The Rise And Fall Of New York: A Tragedy In 3 Acts

Nelson Montana | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nelson Montana

I still love this town. But it saddens me to see how far it's fallen. Can the rest of the country be far behind?

If "We the People" Can't Agree on "Our" President, Is there Any Hope for Us?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A ratings chase and a revenue chase combine to coarsen the debate. This is our new reality -- and some days it looks so ugly one could reasonably turn away from civic life. But we don't.

No 9/11 Talk Allowed At Bernie Kerik Trial

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The terror attack on the World Trade Center, which made New York City's police commissioner a national figure, cannot be br...