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September 11th

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?...

9/11 Tourism: Security At Attractions Depends On Symbolism

AP | By TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.31.2011 | Travel

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bicyclists zoom across the Golden Gate Bridge, wander open walkways on either side and stop for hot coffee at a cafe at the base. A b...

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.

Federal Appeals Court Considers Wiretapping Lawsuits

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — Lawyers for civil liberties groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive two groups of lawsuits claiming the government ha...

Suspicious Package At Air Force Bace Leads To Hospitalizations

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

MASCOUTAH, Ill. — Environmental tests at an Air Force base in southern Illinois failed to pinpoint what caused three people to fall sick while h...

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 ...

Cartoonists Join Together For 9/11 Tribute

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 10.30.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 11 is etched in the memories of millions, and as the 10th anniversary nears, cartoonists are etching their thoughts and emo...

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.

Remains Found In Rubble Identified Ten Years After 9/11

AP | By KAREN ZRAICK | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City forensic technicians are still identifying human remains found in the rubble of the World Trade Center nearly a decade after...

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.

For Defense Industry, Golden Age Is Over

AP | By JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, Osama bin Laden is dead, and the federal government is deeply in debt. This spells...

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.

Poll: Most NYC Residents Not Worried About Terror

AP | Posted 10.12.2011 | New York

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A new poll released a month before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks finds worry about another terrori...

9/11 Photographers Remember Covering Attacks

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 10.12.2011 | Media

ALLEN G. BREED / AP People look at some news photos shot on Sept. 11, 2001, and wonder how those who took them could bear to keep working in the fa...

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.