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September 11

The War On Fear

Tim Kreider | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Tim Kreider

I believe that we collectively decided, without quite admitting it to ourselves, that somebody, somewhere in the world, had to die for 9/11, and we didn't really care whether they'd had anything to do with it or who they were, so long as they were brown-skinned and worshiped Allah and lived in the Middle East.

VIDEO: Remembering September 11

Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

Re-watching footage from 9/11, regardless of the anniversary, is undoubtedly eerie, but for some, remembering that terrible day is often necessary in ...

Michael McAuliff

Sept. 11 Responders Still Waiting For Relief | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's been 11 years since terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center towers, and more than a year-and-a-half since President Barac...

How I Escaped The Label Of '9/11 Kid'

Cait Leavey | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Cait Leavey

My process of healing was recognizing the power of resilience -- recognizing how I can transform my experience into a sense of positive action.

Providing Long-Term Support To Assist In 9/11 Recovery

David Weild IV | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
David Weild IV

Today, Tuesday's Children is one of the 1 percent of charities founded in the wake of 9/11 that still stand. Our core competency is in providing long-term support to assist in recovery.

Health Problems, Funding Fights Cloud 9/11 Anniversary

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2012 | New York

* Politicians excluded from speaking at anniversary * At least 1,000 emergency workers have died from respiratory ailments ...

My Son Reads About 9/11 In School, But He Lives 9/11 At Home

Janine Boldrin | Posted 11.08.2012 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

I was pregnant with our first baby when I watched the Twin Towers fall, the Pentagon in flames, and a field in Pennsylvania scorched by terror. My per...

Obama: 9/11 Anniversary 'A Chance To Honor' The Fallen

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama marked the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 in his weekly address Saturday. Obama said the decade since the attacks "has been a ...

9/11 Anniversary Reactions -- Still Normal after All These Years

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2012 | New York
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Almost everyone has a story about 9/11. Where they were when they found out about the terrorist attacks; if they knew anyone who fled or was killed that day and how it impacted their lives. It's important to discuss.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: On Not Writing

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home
Stephanie Vanderslice

It seems strange now, as a person who had always processed the world through writing, to have been without words during this national trauma.

9/11: Remembering Loved Ones Who Died and Celebrating That They Lived

Laura Munts | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
Laura Munts

Bereavement is often focused on remembering that a loved one died rather than celebrating that he or she lived. Is this the immutable nature of grief, or is there a more holistic approach to bereavement that encompasses both ends of the spectrum and everything in between?

Nonprofit Fulfills 9/11 Victim's Bucket List

Tracey E. Vitchers | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Tracey E. Vitchers

This blog is part of the series "The Impact of 9/11," focusing on individuals who have channeled their grief to make a positive difference in the year...

For 9/11 First Responders, Every Day Is A Reminder Of Attacks

John Feal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
John Feal

For these responders, September 11th does not merely reflect a day, week or even months. Instead it is a lifetime of psychological digestion, one only truly understood by others that worked on the pile.

No CIA Prosecutions: the Cover-up Continues

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.31.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It's not clear what national security interest is served at this point by continuing to hide what U.S. officials did to people detained after the September 11 attacks, other than to avoid U.S. embarrassment.

The 9/11 Memorial Tribute Walking Tour

Wicked Good Travel Tips | Posted 10.19.2012 | Travel
Wicked Good Travel Tips

Whenever I allow myself to remember the events of 9/11, I realize that even though we are approaching the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, there are still unresolved emotions swirling in my soul. That is why on a trip to NYC last week, despite record heat in lower Manhattan, I knew a visit to the 9/11 Memorial would be a must.

Volunteers & Summer Interns: Not Just a Short-Lived Gig, But Careers in the Making

Danilo Minnick | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Danilo Minnick

Steve Jobs. Brian Williams. Betsey Johnson. Steven Spielberg. All are defined by successful professional careers. But before they became household na...

Pentagon Suspends Weapons For Cops Program

Radley Balko | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

The Pentagon has temporarily put the brakes on a popular program started in 1994 that transfers surplus military equipment to local police departments...

Endless Cycle of Inequality

Han Bin Lee | Posted 07.11.2012 | Teen
Han Bin Lee

As an immigrant, I remember the intense discrimination faced by non-white individuals after the terrorist attacks of September 11. Clouds of fear, hatred and injustice overshadowed the U.S.

Think Before You Stereotype

Iman Hariri-Kia | Posted 07.10.2012 | Teen
Iman Hariri-Kia

After the Iraq War started, a girl came up to me on the playground and shouted, "Pick a side, terrorist." Her father was serving in the American military in Iraq and she assumed that was where I was from.

The Rising: Responding to Tragedy

Craig Werner | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Craig Werner

Tragedy is the one event throughout history that has never failed to bring people together, no matter race, religion or beliefs. The Rising plays off of this idea.

Even Terrorists Deserve to Be Sentenced

Jonathan Hafetz | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Hafetz

Most of the 169 remaining Guantanamo detainees will never be charged in court. They will thus never be given what those accused of the most serious terrorist offenses receive: the opportunity to be tried and sentenced if found guilty.

Everything Wrong With Racial Profiling

Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

What we know for sure is that Trayvon Martin is dead. We may also learn again that the false assumptions that undergird all sorts of profiling endanger our citizens and visitors, and divide us against each other.

A Hidden Benefit of Afghanistan: Peace

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

If the pain of failure in Afghanistan and Iraq is to having any lasting benefit, let it be a reluctant move in the direction of peace.

Honoring The 9/11 Memorial Volunteers Who Work 7 Days A Week, 365 Days A Year

Danilo Minnick | Posted 06.21.2012 | Impact
Danilo Minnick

Benjamin Franklin established the first volunteer fire department in 1736 in Philadelphia. President Richard Nixon created the first National Voluntee...

New York City Mourns Firefighter Who Survived 9/11, Died Battling Warehouse Blaze (How You Can Help)

Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact

New York City is mourning the loss of a 9/11 hero, but keeping his legacy alive through a memorial fund for his surviving children. Lt. Richard Nap...