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A Christmas Themed Story

Christopher Horan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Horan

It was my father's booming baritone on the answering machine, each flash indicating the number of messages. That morning I only had one. "Christopher, Call home immediately. Call, as soon as you get this"

My Brother's Bomber, Pan Am 103, and 57 Gatwick

Patrick Hicks | Posted 10.12.2016 | Media
Patrick Hicks

I found out about Pan Am 103 from the evening news, and I remember thinking that it was nearly Christmas. Surely some of the people on that plane were coming home to see their families. What I didn't know was that one of my relatives had the task of mapping where all the debris fell.

The Aloha Reunion: Celebrating the Undying Spirit of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 05.28.2014 | Hawaii
Helen Davey

On April 2-5, 2014, former Pan Am employees from all over the world are converging on Honolulu, Hawaii, to enjoy the Pan Am Aloha Celebration. It will be a week of seeing old friends and making new ones, sharing memories and stories.

Pan Am 103's Lasting Legacy

Katy Widrick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Katy Widrick

I hope that with the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, you spend a few moments thinking of the 270 victims who died tragically but spend even more time thinking of how you can have a positive effect on those around you today. Life is short, and each day is a blessing.

Take a Sad Song

Terry Marotta | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

Every day, hundreds of thousands of us go aloft, trusting our lives to hold up beneath us. It sears us still to think of those for whom things went another way.

Death Comes Too Late

Anthony Amore | Posted 07.22.2012 | World
Anthony Amore

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan intelligence agent who was found guilty in 2001 of orchestrating the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988, is finally dead.

Moammar Gaddafi's Death May Bring Tribal Warfare Before Democracy

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Do we celebrate the death of a despot or should we set aside our joy to consider that Gaddafi's enemies violated the basic tenets of Islam to kill him?

Ruinous Victories

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Politicians are chronically myopic and generally ill-educated. Whenever they claim victory abroad, skepticism is justified. The latest case of Libya is no different.

WATCH: CNN Reporter Finds Lockerbie Bomber Bedridden In Tripoli

Posted 10.31.2011 | World

CNN Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson's quest to locate and interview Abdel Basset al-Megrahi -- known internationally as the Lockerbie...

Bringing Gaddafi's Western Collaborators to Justice

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

As the world searches for Gaddafi's whereabouts, a day of reckoning must arrive for all the Westerners who supported him and kept him in power.

Charlie Wilson's War on Libya

Sam Koppelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Koppelman

How do we make the endgame work in Libya? I'm only 15. This is the first time I've had the chance to watch a war unfold as an aware and politically active person.

What You Need To Know About Moussa Koussa

Posted 05.31.2011 | World

Rebels are hailing Moussa Koussa's apparent defection to London as a sign that Muammar Gaddafi's regime is finally cracking under pressure. Libya'...

Cagey Obama -- He Waited and Waited, Then He Struck With Fury Against the Baddest Barbary Pirate of Them All

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Speak softly and carry a big stick. Twenty four hours after a start to bombing in Libya and it was all but over. A week later and we are handing the mop up operations to NATO and the Europeans.

Conservatives Ignore Their Own Recent Views of Gaddafi

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Let's by God hear it for cowboy decision-making! We've taken over Iraq, and already we're scaring other Muslim potentates into submission. It's that easy.

Between Gaddafi and Galliano: Ethics and Morality

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

Given what was known before, the artists performing for the Gaddafis and Dior should have not have gotten involved with the two in the first place. It is convenient that they all distance themselves now.

Who Is Running Libya's Revolution, and Does It Matter?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Just who are the Libyans placing their lives on the line to take Tripoli and establish a post-Gaddafi regime in Libya? If the U.S. and its allies are going to pour economic aid and military support into their hands, in the best of all worlds it would be wise to know just who is on the receiving end. Right now, there is no simple answer. And given the chaos inside Libya and the see-saw nature of the struggle taking place between pro- and anti-Gaddafi forces, the revolution has not had much time to ponder the question.

Russia, Poland, and "Rehabilitation"

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

Will Russia and Poland finally close the book on Katyn with dignity? If so, it can serve as a beacon to a troubled world wrestling with closure to state-sponsored crimes.

Gaddafi's Loyal-ish Translator

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

I've been a fan of Gaddafi's translator since September 2009 -- when he screamed, "I can't take it any more" and collapsed while translating Gaddafi's speech before the UN General Assembly.

Senate Report: BP Pushed For Release of Lockerbie Bomber To Protect Its Oil Deals

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

With so much happening legislatively this week and the holidays and all, even startling new Senate reports were somewhat overlooked. This one deserve...

Lockerbie Bomber's Release Not Medically Justified

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last year's release of Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbeset al Megrahi wasn't medically justified after all, at least according to a report released Tu...

CON GAMES: Gaddafi's Lockerbie Hoax

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Conniff

We kid ourselves that justice has been done. But what would the families of the Lockerbie dead say about what happened?

BP Alleged Involvement in Lockerbie Terrorist Release Accelerates

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Ross

BP, facing mounting claims that it is not handling damage payments for the oil spill, is likely to face significant wrath from the Senate and the White House if the controversy over their involvement in Megrahi's release intensifies.

Jason Linkins

Tea Party Slams Menendez For Hitting BP On Libyan Terrorist Controversy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, typically, I wouldn't dream of suggesting that the Tea Party movement is a group of people who have taken their internalized anger at losing...

BP, Gadhafi, and Britain's Oil Comeuppance

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Why would the British defend BP's horrible safety record by insinuating that American rage at BP is "British bashing?"

Orphaned By Job Loss: The Death of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

December 21, 1988, the day that Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, has been called "the day that the heart of Pan American died."