Every year, in North Myrtle Beach, a memorial event takes place on main street. It is focused on remembering those who lost their lives and gave the...
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was at home in Washington, D.C., and listening to the news on NPR when I heard the first confusing report of a plane crashing into the World Trade Center's North Tower.
I remember being angry for at least seven years that our then feckless and incompetent President George W. Bush could not bring Osama Bin Laden to jus...
This piece was first published in the Newark Star Ledger on September 19, 2001. It is as relevant today as it was then, only eight days after the henious attacks on the World Trade Centers
The common denominator that we share here is our love for God, our neighbor, and God's Earth, and our refusal to bow down to the tyranny of fear that threatens to envelop the world in warfare and other violence.
In the 15 years since the attacks, heightened surveillance and security have cracked down on Muslims and immigrants.
Although we are now commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11, there are still a plethora of effects that are being felt and will continue to be felt over the course of the next few years. One in particular is the deadly carcinogen called asbestos.
Before 9/11, there was just a date on the calendar between the 10th and the 12th which never made me shudder. There was...
While this ceremony was not attended by dignitaries or politicians, it was populated by other significant people.
The best we can hope for, then, is that we never forget the events of 9-11, and that whomever next takes the presidency will have the strength, wisdom, and courage to bring the kind of change needed to quell tensions both here and abroad and finally defeat ISIS. Because heaven help the entire world if our next president gets it wrong.
One simple cartoon gave New Yorkers a collective sigh of relief when they really, really needed it.
As a longtime FBI agent and division legal counsel, I am encouraged to see that Green Party Candidate Jill Stein put out a statement calling for a new investigation not afflicted by all the partisan obstacles that adversely affected the 9/11 Commission.
I'm very proud to be a citizen of the United States. America is a beacon of hope for democracy and freedom for millions of people across the globe. Yet I've always been uncomfortable thinking of myself as "American" when I see politicians make certain speeches.
American policymakers share a concern that the Saudi government, Saudi charities, and wealthy Saudi individuals continue to promote extremism around t...
The 15th anniversary drew at least 200 participants spilling onto the sidewalk to honor 12 of the 13 firefighters who were fatally trapped during their rescue operation at the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
This year commemorates the crystal anniversary of the coordinated terrorist attacks known colloquially as 9/11. Sept. 11, 2001 made an unwarranted in...
Where are we in the years after September 11th? Has there been any improvement?
You may have heard these arguments before, but aren't they worth repeating? Especially in remembrance of the day that sparked us to action with generational consequences?
A great nation such as ours cannot function on perpetual high alert, nor will we become a frightened people. But eternal vigilance requires informed, serious and concerned citizens. We owe it to those who perished to do nothing less.
What does it mean to be interdenominational? Why is it even important that I use this word to describe my religious beliefs? Couldn't I just say, "...