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September 11th

9/11 Conspiracy Theories Rife In Muslim World

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL — About a week ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared to the United Nations that most people in the world believe the Unit...

House Passes 9/11 Workers Health Bill

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A bill to give up to $7.4 billion to workers sickened during the cleanup of World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 attacks pass...

Congresswoman Harman's Afghan Delusions

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Jane Harman should be ashamed that she has voted to send U.S. troops to risk their last full measure of devotion on behalf of a corrupt, illegitimate, lawless Afghan government for reasons a schoolchild could discern are fatuous.

Have the Terrorists Won?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

2010-11-20-ronpaul.jpgThe 2001 attacks, while at first uniting us, set us on a path that is robbing us of our greatness. When Midwestern grandmothers and eight-year-old boys get genital pat downs, the terrorists have won.

The Time to Pass the 9/11 Health Bill Is Now

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

This should not be a partisan fight. We have an undeniable, moral obligation to provide our 9/11 heroes with all the care they need.

Pass the John Tyner Bill: Get Government Off Our Backs and Out of Our Buttocks

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

Air travelers will soon be required to have a naked image of themselves beamed to a security agent. Israelis don't do this, Europeans doesn't do this -- why are we being asked to do it?

INSTALLATION: Jitish Kallat's Political, Religious Stance In Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

CHICAGO, IL.- This fall, acclaimed contemporary artist Jitish Kallat turns the landmark Art Institute Grand Staircase into a meditation on religious t...

Could WikiLeaks Have Helped Thwart 9/11?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Coleen Rowley

Most troubling in the case of 9/11 is the realization of how little information-sharing with the public and the airlines it would have taken to sound the alarm.

'Kite Runner' Author On 'Reality' Of Muslim Life | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As a storyteller who must get inside all his characters' heads, Khaled Hosseini can understand the post-9/11 fear of and antagonism toward Muslims rep...

Park51: $350M Lawsuit Nothing But 'Blind Bigotry'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former 9/11 responder Vincent Forras is suing the developers behind Park51 for $350 million, to compensate him for suffering Park51's 'psychological t...

When "I Don't Know" Is the Only Answer

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

The Zadroga bill is another response to the need for compassion to take the place of certainty. It is now expected to come up for a vote in the House on September 29.

Everything Democracies Can Do on Social Media, Terrorists Can Do Better

David Saranga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Saranga

Imagine what the 9/11 terror attacks would have looked like had YouTube, Facebook and Twitter been around at the time. Imagine the kinds of photo that...

Preserving 9/11's Authentic History

Joe Daniels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Daniels

While the impulse may be to ignore the rant of an individual who has consistently demonstrated a refusal to accept basic historic facts, including the murder of millions during the Holocaust, we cannot.

Icelandic Director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson: "Filmmaking Is the Greatest Strip-Tease of All"

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Fridriksson's new film, Mamma Gogo, is a real life tribute to his mother with Alzheimer's, but also to those of us who navigate the rocky road of the mother-child relationship.

Airborne Toxic Event Bring Release to Town Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The absolute highlight of the acoustic set and gig came during "Papillion" where they performed a medley featuring Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire," and Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues."

Why I Traveled the Muslim World After 9-11 and What I Learned

Michael Luongo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Luongo

The role of the travel writer is to bring people to places they never see, to explain things to them, to make the unknown, the forbidden, the intangible, known quantities, things to no longer fear.

I Said I Wouldn't Write About the Mosque

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

When people like Terry Jones use our freedoms to provoke and anger and instill hatred, he abuses his right. Don't ever again politicize our day of unity, Terry Jones. It only comes once a year.

Our Common Bond Is Stronger Than the Extremist Rhetoric

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

It is too easy to find hate and bigotry in the world. It's on television, online, and in print. What is important is that we should not let this cloud our judgment about other cultures.

Hope for Healing: Personal Reflections of 9-11 (VIDEO)

Trina Hayes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trina Hayes

9-11 can mean different things to different people. As I was reflecting upon the past 28 years, I was reminded of the amount of healing that has taken place in our family.

9/11, Nine Years On

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Shari Cohen

Nine years ago today, I was in Kampala, Uganda attending an international conference on HIV/AIDS and pregnant women. I remember coming out of a partic...

You Would Have Been Hard-Pressed to Find a More Hopeful Guy Than Me at 8:43 AM Nine Years Ago...

Bill Scheft | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill Scheft

It was, as so many have pointed out, a heartbreakingly beautiful morning. I had just come back to my apartment from buying the papers and half and ha...

Teaching Architecture in the Age of the Great "Mosque" Debate

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Deily-Swearingen

It is an interesting time to be an Instructor of Architectural History. For several years now, I have been teaching students about the movements of t...

The Psychology of 'Us' vs. 'Them'

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Except those who are suffering from some form of radical fixations, psychopathology, trauma, personality disorders, or those who are simply uninformed...

Nine Years Later: Still Thinking About Rubber

Kelly Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kelly Caldwell

After 9/11, Americans were eager to be called. They flocked to Ground Zero. They jammed the Red Cross switchboard for weeks, calling to volunteer. But the national call to action never came.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week we learned that, when it comes to inflating a non-story into a leads-the-news story, the media has learned nothing since Falcon Heene's transformation into Balloon Boy. But, of course, Balloon Boy's saga didn't put American lives at risk, as did the elevation of the nutty ramblings of a certain Florida-based pastor whose name I've promised to never mention again. Since when do we give a national platform to the delusional ranting of a screw-loose extremist with fewer than 50 followers? There's a guy in Belleview who thinks he's Napoleon, but no one was leading the political chat shows with his plans for 9/11. With an unnecessary war raging in Afghanistan, Americans still being killed in Iraq, and millions struggling to make ends meet here at home, it's time for the media to beam back from bizarro world and put the spotlight where it belongs.