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Math, Money, Moxie, and Mosques

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

After making changes in the evaluation of New York State standardized math tests, students and schools that were passing with high marks are now failing.

After Zakaria, What About Other ADL Humphrey Prize Recipients?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

I don't necessarily believe in follow-the-leader, but knowing how other recipients feel about the ADL controversy and the Cordoba mosque could be instructive and important.

ADL Betrays Mission to Fight Bigotry, Discredits Itself Yet Again

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Islam is not responsible for 9/11, extremism is. Just like the two planes that crashed into the Twin Towers, Islam was also hijacked and used to justi...

Mayor Bloomberg Delivers Teary-Eyed Defense Of Ground Zero Islamic Center

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Speaking on Governor's Island, misty-eyed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised a decision to allow an Islamic center to be built near Ground Zero....

Ground Zero Mosque and the Freedom From Pain

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

More treasured than baseball and apple pie, more admired than George Washington and even the winners of American Idol, America's greatest love may be ...

Anti-Defamation League Should Not Oppose Mosques at Ground Zero

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan Dershowitz

There is simply is no excuse for bigotry, and the ADL ought to know that better than any other organization.

GOP's Ground Zero Hypocrisy

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The same folks who refuse to spend money on the heroes who sacrificed their lives and their health at Ground Zero are worried sick that a nearby mosque will sully the sacred soil.

Just How Far Is the "Ground Zero Mosque" From Ground Zero?

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Sledge

The "Ground Zero Mosque" that we have been and will be hearing so much about is not exactly a mosque, nor is it at Ground Zero. Here's why.

Paul Goldberger SLAMS Ground Zero Plans (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When it comes to the rebuilding plans for Ground Zero, color Paul Goldberger unimpressed.. The New Yorker's architecture critic sounded off on the pl...

Why the Ground Zero Mosque Should Be Built

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Wouldn't religious tolerance and acceptance be a far greater legacy for Ground Zero than one that perpetuates the kind of wholesale hatred and intolerance that was at the root of the very attacks themselves?

Palin's Bigoted Twitter Calls on Muslims to "Refudiate"

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

2010-07-18-refudiate.jpgSarah Palin has sent the world of Twitter on fire on Sunday with a series of Tweets about the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center.

Claiming Accountability for a Better World

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

This is no longer simply a conversation about "saving the planet." It is a conversation about our own survival and about having lives worth living. It is about creating a world that is habitable.

Times Square Bombing -- A Repeat of History

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Peter G. Miller

We can't be cowed by terrorists, whether motivated by insanity, politics or religion.

Gulf Oil Spill: Don't Forget 9/11, Mr. President

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

For those of us who lived through the aftermath of Sept. 11, the story of the emergency responders has a chilling familiarity.

New WTC Towers May Have Arab Investors, Reports Fox News

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Will the new World Trade Center site be partially owned by Arab development companies? Peter Johnson, Jr. of Fox News reports that New York's Port A...

Didactic Cinema Transcends Art, Forms Socio-Historical Compass

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

Cinema may be one of the few remaining art forms that still wields the power to deter the general apathy and ignorance plaguing technology torqued youth and deficit saddled public schools around the world.

Ground Zero Hotel Opens With Party

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - At rates from $199 a night, guests at the new World Center Hotel can get as close to the hive of activity that is ground...

Greensburg: An Eco 9/11

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Greensburg, with everything that once stood there now destroyed in the aftermath of the most violent twister ever, has transformed into a model town for everything eco, green and sustainable.

World Trade Center Towers: The Real Public Cost

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For more than a year, an exhaustive battle raged over the future of developer Larry Silverstein's towers at the World Trade Center, with the Port Auth...

Roy Sekoff On Ground Zero 'Mosque' Uproar: The Key to Pissing People Off: Location Location, Location (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Huff TV

Plans to build a "mini-mosque" and Islamic community center near the site of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks have been received with praise and ...

Ground Zero Mosque Overwhelmingly Approved By NYC Community Board: 'It's A Seed Of Peace' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — After hours of contentious public comment, a New York City community board voted late Tuesday to support a plan to build a mosque and cul...

At Ground Zero Museum, Voices Of 9/11 | ANDY NEWMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ms. Defontes, who was working on the 89th floor of the north tower on Sept. 11, is one of nearly 400 survivors, victims' relatives, first responders, ...

Michael Shannon Channels Kim Fowley in Runaways

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Los Angeles punk music scene is at the center of The Runaways, which opened in limited release on March 19 and goes wider in a couple of weeks.

Disappointed, But Not Surprised: What One Downtowner Thinks About the Reaction to Cordoba House

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

As a community, we can not allow our well intentioned and peaceful Muslim neighbors to be equated with extremists.

A St Patrick's Day Message From Ireland: Thank You

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rory Fitzgerald

As a rule, Irishmen only cry at football games. But a walk around New York City can do strange things to a man.