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Police Arrest Suspect For Arson At 9/11 Victims Chapel Fire

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of setting a small fire at the temporary home for the remains of thousands of World Trade Ce...

Maureen Dowd: New Year's Eve With Janet Napolitano | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Janet Napolitano and I hadn't planned to spend New Year's Eve together. But there we were on this soggy Thursday, sitting in her office on the out...

Decades Are Only "From Hell" If We Make Them

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

In the 2010s, I don't think we can afford to sit around watching CNBC and waiting for the Decade Gods to automatically turn everything green as some sort of karmic balance for the awfulness of the 2000s.

Afghanistan, Again: The Thicket Obama's Not Getting Out Of

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

We can't afford to build a nation in Afghanistan. We have one reasonable goal there, and everything else, no matter how seemingly noble it may or may not be, is a luxury.

Thwarted Plane Bombing Shows Continuing Threat and Diversity of Jihadist Radicalism

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

A worldwide struggle by a transnational movement aided by the Internet and social media enables would-be "lone" fanatics anywhere to market themselves to terror groups as recruits.

9/11 Defendants Will Plead Not Guilty,

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy,...

Actually, Mr. Cheney...

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Actually, Mr. Cheney, what hurts troops is bad judgment--particularly when exercised by an overzealous, power-hungry, maniacal Vice President like you.

The Religious Decade: 2000 To 2010

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The following 10 stories show the breadth of religious actors and events and how deeply they affected the last 10 years of American and world history.

Gross Failure of the Media

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

How can over a quarter of the country believe something that is patently untrue, utterly ridiculous, and lacking even one iota of proof?

9/11 Terror Trial Prosecutors To Get FBI Squad Help

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is forming a squad to assist prosecutors in the upcoming New York trials of Sept. 11 suspects. F...

Reject False Choices Between Law Enforcement & Military

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As Obama tasks our independent judiciary with trying more suspected 9/11 terrorists, count me among those who agree with Mayor Giuliani's first position on trying alleged terrorists in US courts: in the yes column

Health Care Reform, Climate Change, and the Evasion of Our Mortality

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

Much of the right-wing rhetoric about health care reform -- focusing on such non-issues as socialism, government control, and higher taxes -- has been obscuring what health care reform is really about: our mortality!

Cheney: Trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed In NYC Could Make Him 'More Important Than Osama bin Laden'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Former Vice President Dick Cheney says trying suspected Sept. 11 terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med) in New Y...

Obama In Flux

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

As he embarks on his first big trip to Asia, President Barack Obama's strategies are in flux in many areas.

This Week in Headlines

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Michael Steele tries to appeal to the Republican base through racial slurs, saying: "Our platform is one of the best political documents that's been written in the last 25 years. Honest Injun on that."

A War of Absurdity

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

It's time to declare victory and begin to get out of Afghanistan rather than descend deeper into an intractable civil war that we neither comprehend nor in the end will care much about.

Never Give Up: How The Son Of A World Trade Center Hero Decided Nothing Would Keep Him Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Luke Mullins Special to the Huffington Post Introduction With as many as 1,700 students pursuing just 32 slots, the chances of winning a Rh...

USS New York Commissioning To Include Hillary Clinton

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A White House official says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will represent the administration at Saturday's commissioning...

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.

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...

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 ...