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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.

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...

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.

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.

Obama To Bring Troops Home!

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Gregory

Obama announced that he will deploy 30,000 additional US troops to Afghanistan, promising to bring them home just in time to vote in the next presidential election.

Jason Linkins

WaPo's Public Enemy Correction Inspires Hilarious Twitter Meme [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | 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!

Olbermann Rips Glenn Beck For Exploiting 9/11: "Go To Hell" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann slammed Glenn Beck last night for invoking 9/11 in his opposition to health care reform. Beck launched into a rant about how he could...

The Twisted and Dangerous Republican Record on Terrorism

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We all understand that Americans have a short attention span, and an even shorter memory, but the Republicans are really counting on it as they exploit the post-underpants bomber freakout.

Senate Report: Bin Laden Was 'Within Our Grasp' In 2001

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made th...

Think It's Over Once You're 60? Check Out The Purpose Prize

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

This is the true story of a couple of ordinary Americans who thought, once they turned 60, that life would be uneventful. Instead, they've just won a prestigious award that honours their world-changing work.

Sleep Loss in America: The Decade That Didn't Sleep and Why It's Complicated

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

We have been on a roller coaster when it comes to how we now sleep and what a ride we have been on.

9/11 Defendants Want Platform For Views, Will Plead Not Guilty: Lawyer

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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,...

The Payer Mayor: Has Mike Bloomberg Bought Himself Another Term?

Nelson Montana | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nelson Montana

Even if there wasn't one thin dime spent in advertising, in a straight up comparison, Bloomberg is clearly the better man than Thompson.

'Please Remove Your Jackets, Sweaters and Pants, and Place All Laptops and Electronics...'

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

So what now? Will the Department of Homeland Security now require that we remove our pants too, leaving us standing there even more humiliated in our underwear and tees?

USS New York Registered At Tiffany's

nytimes.com | Jennifer 8. Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The tasteful Tiffany gift registry politely requests an opulent sterling silver Chippendale tray (listed for $2,868.75) and a delicate Queen Anne tea ...

Taxpayers Help Goldman Sachs Reach Height Of Profit In New Skyscraper

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the first six months of 2010, about 6,000 employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will take a break from their spreadsheets and move across the south...

Obama & Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: If One Branch is Good, Two Must be Better?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

President Obama is judging Khalid Sheikh Mohammed guilty of the 9/11 crimes before the system Obama is supposed to uphold even brings the guy to court.

U.S. Still Lacks Reliable System For Tracking Foreign Visitors On Expired Visas

New York Times | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. and JULIA PRESTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eight years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and despite repeated mandates from Congress, the United States still has no reliable system for verif...

Flickr, YouTube Feature World Trade Center Rebuilding

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New pictures and video showing the rebuilding at the World Trade Center site are now on two social networking sites. The Port Author...

Giuliani the Brave

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The outcry against trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York is strange. The same people who tell us to stand up to terrorists feel it's too scary to have them in a U.S. courtroom. Giuliani is livid at the idea.

Eric Holder: NYC Terror Plot Was One Of Most Serious Since 9/11

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday the alleged terror plot disrupted in New York was "one of the most serious in the United ...

A Toilet in Somalia

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Al-Qaeda and like-minded terrorists don't need Afghanistan to carry out operations. These can be mounted from anywhere or anyplace, from Yemen to Somalia, to Hamburg or to ... Detroit.

A Look At The 10 Gitmo Detainees Headed To US

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Ten high-profile Guantanamo Bay detainees are being transferred to face justice in the United States. The five detainees heading t...

Roy Sekoff Reviews Sarah Palin's Debut As Fox News Analyst (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Huffington Post's Editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Joy Behar Show" Wednesday to discuss Sarah Palin's debut as a Fox News analyst. "Jon Stewart rec...