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September 11

Seed Sowing For A Beloved Nation And World Community

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We are at another moment where we desperately need to see and hear strong faith voices for justice for children and to spread examples of interfaith, interracial, multi-ethnic communities rising together above all voices that threaten to divide us.

Donald Trump Is America's Gift To Bin Laden

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Somewhere, somehow, amidst his decadent cavorting with 72 virgins, Osama bin Laden must be smiling. Smiling like a man who's finally seeing his master plan come to fruition.

Suing Saudi Arabia for Complicity in 9/11

Bruce Fein | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Civilization is a battle between justice and arbitrary power. The purpose of law is to assist justice, not its enemies. By that standard, S.2040 is long overdue.

There Is No Fix For the Military Commissions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.21.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The problem with the Guantanamo military commissions is not the defendants' right to appear at hearings in their own trial. It's that the government keeps meddling in the cases in such cockamamie ways that they have to adjourn for months at a time while the lawyers scramble to figure out how to respond. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The Tragedy of the 9/11 Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.19.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Watching the procedural details getting worked out can get pretty boring, which is why you won't hear many news reports about it. But underlying this dragged-out ho-hum process is a critical fact: The government could have avoided putting itself on trial and instead focused on seeking accountability for the mass murder that took place simply by conceding its mistakes from the beginning and working out an accommodation in an experienced federal civilian court.

A Cloud Hanging Over the Military Commissions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

It shouldn't have been such a difficult issue. After all, defendants on trial for mass murder in a death penalty case often aren't happy with how things are going. That may include being disappointed with their lawyers. But that's in federal court. The military commissions are different.

Military Commission in 9/11 Case Stalls Again, This Time Because Defendant Doesn't Trust His Lawyers

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Within minutes of the start of the hearing in the case against the five alleged masterminds of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Walid bin Attash, who's accused of helping to train the 9/11 hijackers, announced he doesn't trust his appointed lawyers and wants to communicate with the judge directly instead.

Super Bowl Ad Uses Footage Of 9/11 To Sell Historical Vacation

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.08.2016 | Sports

Watching the Super Bowl for the commercials was an unexpectedly bleak way to spend a Sunday night this year. Colonial Williamsburg, that place in Virg...

Donald Trump Actually Channeled Jon Stewart During The GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump scored his biggest hit of Thursday's GOP debate by borrowing rhetoric from former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart. Observe the odd ...

Trump Leverages Fear in Americans, Wrong Candidate for Our Nation's Future

Amit Jani | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Amit Jani

As you walk through the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, steam rises up through the metal floor grates and fills each of the six glass towers...

Democrats Accuse Mitch McConnell Of Holding Up Funding For 9/11 First Responders

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insists he will pass a new 9/11 health and compensation bill, but multiple sources told H...

Trump's 9/11 Lies Will Bring Him Down

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

To be sure, there are lots of reasons to utterly despise Trump. The litany of unconscionable racist, sexist, homophobic and xenophobic comments, as well as his buffoonish behavior, is more than enough. But now he's trampled on sacred ground.

Clinton Campaign Defends 9/11 Remark By Pointing To 9/11

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton incited a broad backlash during the most recent Democratic presidential debate by suggesting that her popularity among Wall Street don...

Jeb Bush Doesn't Know Why People Won't Say 'Radical Islam.' He Should Ask His Brother.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

Since the attacks in Paris last week, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) -- and other GOP presidential candidates -- have made a point to use the term "...

5 Truths About Counterterrorism Presidential Candidates Should Keep in Mind

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Before jumping on the "tough on terrorism" bandwagon, candidates should reflect on the lessons learned in the 14 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, and consider what actually works to counter this global problem - and what doesn't.

Four Score and Seven Years Ago... at Disney World

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Make no bones about it, so far this has been a bizarre American century. To get a full frontal sense of what that means, however, let's return to late September 2001.

Confusing Commission Rules Continue to Hamper 9/11 Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The hearing ensued in confusion, as the attorneys and judge argued over what the law is, who's required to explain it to the defendant and how bin Attash can inform the judge why he wants a new lawyer. Underlying the entire discussion was a sense that no one in the room knows all the relevant facts.

Someone Out There Thinks 'Back To The Future' Predicted 9/11

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment

There are a lot of fan theories out there, but this one deserves a giant eye roll. A YouTuber by the name of BarelyHuman11 posits in a 12-minute vide...

Gay Activist: 9/11 Felt Like The AIDS Epidemic Unfolding In 24 Hours

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's hard to fathom the devastation the queer community faced during the 1980s AIDS epidemic unless you witnessed it firsthand. In a conversation with...

Russia Responds To U.S. Criticism By Recalling Post-9/11 Support

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Russia strongly rebuffed U.S. criticism of its air strikes in Syria on Tuesday, reminding Washington how it had supported th...

Jeb Bush: My Brother Kept Us Safe ... After 9/11

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush won a big round of applause at last week's Republican presidential debate when he defended his brother's legacy by claiming tha...

How the National Security State Becomes Us

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Microscopic act by microscopic act, whoever we are, whatever we think we think, we can't help but absorb the limits, the directives, the intentions that our ascendant national security state wants to impose on us.

Bank That Lost Dozens Of Employees On 9/11 Has Sent 54 Of Their Kids To College

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News

An investment bank is helping the families of its employees who were killed on Sept. 11 build a bright future. Sandler O’Neill & Partners, an invest...

Jon Stewart Warns 9/11 Heroes Of 'Toxic Bulls**t' From Congress

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Stewart made good on a pledge Wednesday to lobby Congress alongside ailing 9/11 first responders, but he had a warning for them. As ...

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...