Inspired by the efforts of the "Friends of the Lower West Side" and the Save Washington Street coalition to protect the last traces of Manhattan's Little Syria neighborhood, Turkish director Özge Dogan completed an extraordinary documentary film called The Sacred in 2012.
The other day, someone told me that I seemed like a "relatively well-adjusted veteran." It's been six years and counting, and to be honest, I hope I'm never all that well adjusted. None of my heroes ever has been.
It's all yet another case study in how the Republicans too often comport themselves in the wake of a disaster -- these self-proclaimed "patriots" are merely selective, fair-weather patriots, only willing to lend their unified support when the president is from their own party.
We pray for the law enforcement and police officers leading the way to resolve the conflict at hand. To the men and women living and working in Boston, who are now on lockdown, our hope for you -- courage.
Ten years ago we had the chance, as a people united, to do something great. Many of us tried harder in Iraq than most will ever know, but America could have left a far better legacy for its children from this past decade than we have.
A military commission judge's attempt to explain this morning why the 9/11 pre-trial hearing being held at Guantanamo Bay was briefly blacked out from observers yesterday has only caused more confusion.