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September 11th

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.

Arab media reflects on 9/11 anniversary: US is at a crossroads

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As a Florida pastor backed down on his plans to burn the Koran on the ninth anniversary of 9/11, Kate Goodin looks to the Middle East to find out how ...

The Lesson of 9/11

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert D. Stolorow

The attack of 9/11 shattered our collective illusions of safety, inviolability, and grandiose invincibility, illusions that had long been mainstays of the American historical identity.

Obligatory Memorial

Tim Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Ellis

You're going to read a lot of these today. It's actually in the blogger manual, we're required to comment. So here goes: On this date in 2001, I skip...

Left, Right & Center: Obama's Presser; the Economy; 9/11 and a Florida Pastor

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Bob and Tony were both unimpressed with Obama's press conference, but for very different reasons, while Arianna found a ray of hope in the hint that Elizabeth Warren would soon be named head of the Consumer Protection Agency.

If the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer America

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

I am opposed to the building of the "mosque" two blocks from Ground Zero. I want it built on Ground Zero. Why? Because I believe in an America that protects those who are the victims of hate and prejudice.

The Spiritual Connection Within 9/11

Bonnie McEneaney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bonnie McEneaney

I had always been somewhat of a skeptic concerning the afterlife. Yet, within days of 9/11, I began to have a sense that Eamon was still communicating with me.

A New York Teen Speaks Out, September 2001

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Whatever you think of the issues, would you consider someone un-American for speaking their mind? Or is it more un-American to deny people the right to speak their minds and worship their god?

September 11 Anniversary Stained By Politics And Prejudice

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) -- Politics threatened to overshadow a day of mourning Saturday for nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims amid a polarizing national debate over...

Nine Years Later

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

So here we are, 9 years after a devastating attack that shocked and then unified our nation and we are engaged in a debate, not about building a mosque, but whether or not Muslims will find a place in America. The very soul of America is at risk.

Obama Weekly Address: President Remembers 9/11, Calls For Unity (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON - Amid an atmosphere of unease, President Barack Obama wants Americans to mark the ninth anniversary of the...

The Secret Relevance of Glenn Beck's 9/11 Show REVEALED

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

Beck didn't even realize September 11th was the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. He thinks of it as the day after the Alaska State Fair. Anyway, get over it. You can't go around seeing dark symbolism and hidden patterns of meaning everywhere.

Where Home is Ground Zero

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cristina Page

In the nine years since the attacks of 9/11 I've noticed the neighborhood amidst ground zero, where I live, is rarely factored into the discussions about it.

Taking on the GOP's "Fairy Tale Politics"

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Obama needs to combat the GOP's Fairy Tale Politics so that voters understand how we got into this mess and that it simply is too risky to go back to Neverland.

Ted Koppel: 'Let's Stop Fulfilling Osama Bin Laden's Goals'

The Washington Post | Ted Koppel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, succeeded far beyond anything Osama bin Laden could possibly have envisioned. This is not just because they resulted in...

Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sarah van Gelder

Who benefits when a pastor in a small town in Florida threatens to burn the Quran? Or when a proposal to build a Muslim cultural center in Manhattan e...

America Can't Wait for Chemical Disaster Prevention

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Instead of fixating on outrage over a mosque in New York, perhaps we should all be more focused on an issue that actually saves lives by protecting millions of Americans who remain at risk from chemical disasters.

Thank You, Koran Burners

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sally Kohn

Now when someone insists Islam is the only religion with fringe whack jobs, we can all reply, "Not true! Look at those Christian whack jobs burning K...

The Coast Guard Heroes of 9/11

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Helvarg

We ought to remember the Coast Guard and all the working mariners they helped mobilize on 9/11 for what would prove to be, though few people know it, the largest maritime evacuation in world history.

9/11, Children, and their Books

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Monica Edinger

The children who spent their first day of fourth grade with me when the towers fell downtown are freshmen in college this year while my new class of f...

9/11 Fundraising: Palin, Beck Charging For Tickets To 9/11 Rally

Think Progress | Lee Fang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last year, Glenn Beck and a variety of right-wing organizations and corporate front groups exploited the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist a...

Burning Scriptures -- An Opportunity for Peace

Doug Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Noll

Some might say that Pastor Jones would never agree to a dialogue. Until he is approached, we will never know. The job of the peacemaker is to show the parties that talking to each other is politically and emotionally safe.

International Read a Koran Day

Jesse Berney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Berney

Instead of burning a Qur'an on September 11, join me in reading one instead. Let's learn about other cultures -- instead of insulting them.

The "Mosque" Debate Exposes Bias - Let's Move Beyond 9/11 as Public Policy

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

The uproar over the center/mosque near Ground Zero is working to expose the irrational, biased arguments against it.