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September 11th

The Ripple Effects From Times Square To GTMO

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By C. Dixon Osburn, Director, Law and Security program I was swimming at Girl Scout Beach on Guantanamo Bay after another full day of testimony in th...

A Fourth of July Quiz: Was George Bush Really the Fifth-Worst President in History?

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Shireman

Was George W. Bush the fifth worst President in American history, as a group of historians just concluded? Or are they just another cadre of leftist intellectuals wearing their ideological blinders?

In Refusing to Hear My Case, The Supreme Court Has Put the World's Peace and Order in Danger

Maher Arar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maher Arar

Last week the Supreme Court refused to hear my case. This eliminates any remaining hope for me of obtaining justice through the U.S. judicial system against US officials who sent me to Syria to be tortured.

Tribeca Film Festival Cast Interview: The Space Between Then and Now

Caitlin Colford | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Caitlin Colford

Melissa Leo guides the cast of The Space Between through a heartbreaking tale of a Pakistani-American boy trying to reach his father, a World Trade Center worker, on September 11.

Working Backwards: A New Strategy to Hunt Osama bin Laden

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rahim Kanani

Osama bin Laden is either dead or alive, and I'm proposing a strategy to both remove him from the world stage while hunting him down in the process. The tactic is simple: declare his demise.

Are 100 deaths in U.S. custody meaningless to Marc Thiessen?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Renée Schomp, Law and Security program Yesterday in the National Review Online, Marc Thiessen attempted to repudiate New Yorker journalist Jane M...

Staten Island Mosque: Can We Have a Real Exchange This Time?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Hirschfield

There is an old adage in combat which teaches that the longer one engages an enemy, the more alike the two sides become. While it may not always be true, it seems to be the case here.

Guantánamo Hearings: A Military Bureaucratic Conundrum

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

Throughout yesterday's hearing, if there was one thing that the prosecution, defense and judge could agree on, it was that there simply is no law to guide many of the situations that come up.

Promoting a culture of volunteerism in Saudi Arabia

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Following Sept. 11, reports of hate crime rose exponentially across the United States. But, living deep in the heart of Texas, Dr. Salam Al-Dini says ...

Osama Bin Laden: Is He Out Of Touch? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Al Qaeda figurehead Osama bin Laden seeks to sway the US trial of former lieutenant Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a new tape threatening to kill any Ameri...

Bernie Kerik: Victim, Victim, Victim

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

As Bernie Kerik entered federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland on the West Virginia border, a new souvenir of him has surfaced.

After the Fall

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

All the news over the past few months about holding the trial of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in downtown Manhattan, then moving it away...

Learning to Let Life Lead

Scott Schwenk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Scott Schwenk

Today I write about suffering. Not because I want to, but because I must. I am compelled. It's not because suffering is some kind of gritty promise to be anything more interesting.

Ground Zero Health Claim Leads To Major Settlement | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK - After years of fighting in court, a Ground Zero health claim by more than 10,000 rescue and recovery workers has led to a settlement that c...

Lindsey Graham's Third Strike?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

A sharp rebuke from the Supreme Court has not stopped Lindsey Graham from now attempting a third time to broker yet another deal to deny detainees the right to civilian court review.

If We Want to Protect America's Airports, We Must Profile

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

The Christmas Day attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 brought our minds sharply back to the threat our nation faces on a daily basis.

Caving on the 9/11 Trial Would Send All the Wrong Messages

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

President Obama's advisors are planning to recommend that the administration reverse its decision to try the September 11 suspects in federal court. That would be astonishingly bad politics.

Why Won't They Use the "M-Word" About Joe Stack?

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Bunch

To see Joe Stack as something more than a two-bit killer is the greatest case of adding insult to injury that I have ever seen.

Lindsey Graham, Meet Alberto Gonzales

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

Earlier today, former Attorney General John Ashcroft admitted at a Conservative Political Action Conference that civilian trials for terrorists have "...

Will Jonathan Karl Confront Cheney's Crimes in His This Week Interview?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Milazzo

If Karl honestly takes Cheney to task in his interview, he just might deserve the This Week host position. If he does not, he'll remain an unremarkable hack enabling an unrepentant criminal.

The Ticking is the Bomb

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Clothier

The Ticking is the Bomb is, an important, urgent, timely book, and one that I had to read. I re-learned a lesson from that ridiculous old cliche: you can't judge a book by its cover

Trying 9/11 Suspects in New York? Nah, This City Couldn't Handle It

Kate Wies | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Wies

Maybe the doubters are right. Maybe we should forget about our lauded grit and resilience and leave the prosecution of the men who attacked our city to the military.

Access in the Aftermath

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lila Nordstrom

If we are going to tolerate a system in which not all Americans have health care, then we must also accept that as part of this system disaster victims should receive funding in the long term.

What NYC Terror Trial Controversy Changes: Absolutely Nothing

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patrick Barry

Support for military commissions might make sense, if the commissions themselves weren't so ineffective and soft.

Larry Silverstein, Port Authority Get Trade Center Deadline | CHARLES v. BAGLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An arbitration panel has ruled against the developer Larry Silverstein on a series of critical issues involving the construction of three office tower...