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September 11th

Katherine Fung

WATCH: Soledad O'Brien Meets Some Unsung 9/11 Heroes | Katherine Fung | Posted 11.05.2011 | Media

In the weeks leading up to 9/11, the major television networks are airing a slew of original documentaries to commemorate the attacks. Soledad O'Brien...

Our Media Has an Opportunity to Help This September 11 -- but Will They?

Judith Barr | Posted 11.04.2011 | Media
Judith Barr

As we approach and move through the 10th anniversary of September 11th, our media has such an opportunity to help. To help every single one of us and ...

TSA Donates Equipment To Smithsonian For 9/11 Remembrance

Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel

The TSA has donated airport safety screening devices, including a metal detector and a training dummy to the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum o...

Was This The Worst U.S. Decade Ever?

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

What has been the worst 10-year stretch in American life?...

Matt Sledge

NYPD's Cooperation With CIA Lacks Effective Oversight, Civil Liberties Groups Say | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.31.2011 | New York

Last week the Associated Press came out with an explosive -- or "underwhelming," depending on your point of view -- article about the NYPD's collabora...

Ex-Bush Official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: "I Am Willing To Testify" If Dick Cheney Is Put on Trial for War Crimes

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

To reflect on Cheney's tenure in the George W. Bush administration, Democracy Now! speaks with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Windfalls of war: Ex-Halliburton subsidiary KBR, the government's concierge

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Sharon Weinberger, iWatch NewsThe rush to war in the months following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 created an urgency in the Pentagon, not just fo...

East Coast Earthquake Is a Terrorism Wake Up Call

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 10.26.2011 | New York
Joanne Bamberger

I find myself asking whether this earthquake is a wake up call for us to remember we need to be prepared for another 9/11. We don't want to be. We want to believe that it won't happen again. But it will at some point and we need to be ready in whatever ways we can.

GW Bush Admits 'Fog of War' Experience of 9/11

Turnstyle | Posted 10.26.2011 | Media

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Hammer GOP Candidate Who Didn't Think Volunteers Deserved 9/11 Aid | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are slamming the GOP candidate trying to replace ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, criticizing the Queens-bred businessman as a...

Yesterday's Earthquake: The Kindness of Strangers

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

As the various parallels between yesterday's earthquake and 9/11 hit me, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for how kind people are to one another in a crisis.

Koch Industries Lobbying Puts Over 100 Million Americans in Danger

Philip Radford | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

As Congress debates how to protect Americans from dangerous chemical facilities, Koch is once again opposing legislation that would make America safer, despite the enormous risk its facilities pose to communities, workers, and our environment.

Ode to Firefighters

Robert Slayton | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Robert Slayton

When the world was crumbling -- literally -- they didn't ask anything, just shouldered heavy gear and walked into the towers to do their jobs. Hundreds didn't walk out, ever.

Tom Ridge: Congress' Inaction For 9/11 First Responders 'A Bloody Outrage'

AOL Government | By Dan Verton | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

The nation's first Secretary of Homeland Security said Congress has "failed" America's first responders by not acting on legislation that would dedica...

WATCH: Russell Simmons Pledges Support For American Muslims

Daniel Tutt | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

The project seeks to help dispel the fear and ever rising levels of Islamophobia in America by changing the cultural narrative from Muslims as the other, to Muslims as our fellow Americans.

LA Times Gets It Wrong on 9/11 Memorial

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.14.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

There is going to be a lot written and said about 9/11 and the Memorial. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but the facts of the project and its construction are not in debate.

The Church's Noblest At Ground Zero

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 10.14.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

There are times when the church makes you feel proud. Priests' responses to 9/11, 10 years ago, is one of them.

Small Ceremonies

Brigid Brett | Posted 10.12.2011 | New York
Brigid Brett

When Dave Walker talks about the time he spent at Ground Zero in 2001, he has to pause from time to time -- to clear his throat, try and stop a coughing attack or allow his escalating heartbeat to quiet down a little.

A Decade of War, 27 Days of Art

Nathan Schneider | Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts
Nathan Schneider

The ugliness of American wars has, as a whole, left Americans discouraged and irresolute. Maybe it will take beauty to finally show people the courage to pay attention and act.

Ten Years After 9/11: Congress Is Still Terrified and We Are No Safer

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

If you think Congress' handling of the debt ceiling crisis was a catastrophe, take a closer look at how lawmakers are responding to the terrorism threat.

Ramadan Reflection Day 11: My 9/11 Story

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.11.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Three men in suits approached me and said that Secret Service had spotted me from the top of a building. They had requested to see my credentials "just in case." I asked, "Just in case what?"

Devastating Report Exposes Unequal Treatment of BP Illness Claims

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has broken with his own past practices, as well as the evidence compiled by scientists and the experience of Gulf Coast residents, and refused to pay health claims filed by Gulf Coast residents.

Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden Being Built Around WTC Wreckage

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

The City of Beverly Hills will soon be home to a new 9/11 Memorial Garden, thanks to a recently acquired steel artifact from the World Trade Center Si...

Watch: U.S. Officials: Al Qaeda On Brink of Collapse

Posted 09.26.2011 | World

The killing of Osama bin Laden and seven years of drone strikes against Al Qaeda's leadership have left the organization near collapse according to U....

Al Qaeda On Brink Of Collapse, U.S. Officials Say

The Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

U.S. counterterrorism officials are increasingly convinced that the killing of Osama bin Laden and the toll of seven years of CIA drone strikes have p...