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Signs of Life to Arrive at 9/11 Memorial

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — After nearly nine years, life is returning to ground zero in a tangible way. Crews Saturday began planting 16 swamp white oaks at th...

A Crescendo of Innuendo: Obama and the Muslim Myth

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Mitch McConnell says he's never done anything wrong with mutton. I take him at his word, for Mitch McConnell is an honorable man.

$1 Billion World Trade Center Deal Likely To Be Approved

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The owners of ground zero formally approved a deal Thursday to help back a developer's bid for two office towers at the site with ove...

The Muslim Community Center Debate -- Continuing Our Duty

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

When we signed up for service, we swore to uphold the Constitution. Some have tried to claim that the construction of the community center at its currently planned site is "anti-America." We don't believe that to the be case, at all.

Supporters Say St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Ignored In Islamic Center Uproar

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Supporters of a Greek Orthodox church destroyed on Sept. 11 say officials willing to speak out about a planned community center and m...

Cordoba Mosque = The Conquest of Lower Manhattan From a Crime Victims Perspective

Danielle Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Parker

this is a wonderful opportunity to build bridges between the moderate Muslims and the West by showing tolerance for our feelings and concerns. That would truly be a breakthrough in history.

Trivializing the Attack on the World Trade Center

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

New Yorkers don't need people from Alaska and political opportunists like Lazio telling us where and how to develop our city. We also do not need sensitivity lessons about the hurt and horror of 9/11.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin -- on GOP, "Mosque," Murdoch and Blago

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgWith Arianna away, Joan Walsh of Salon.com debated Mary on the topics above as well as about "fringe" GOP base and a tax on suger products. They disagreed on all, with a surprising role-reversal on taxation to counter obesity.

The Ground Zero Muslim Center -- How Low Can We Go?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

For some reason, those who demonize all Muslims don't realize that they are holding millions of peaceful, law-abiding, tax paying, American citizens to a similar warped standard.

Ground Zero Construction Workers Wear WTC Mosque Protests

dnainfo.com | Jill Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

DOWNTOWN -- Construction workers at the World Trade Center are wearing their opposition to a nearby mosque and community center on their hard hats, ...

Hypocrisy and the Mosque That Wasn't

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

2010-08-18-20100818wells.jpg How absurdly stupid would it be to broadly define Christianity as a hate faith because of Westboro Baptist and the KKK?

The Great Conservative White-Out

Thomas Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Alter

The Republican Party is effectively alienating every minority group in this country. While big attendance at Tea Party rallies may look good now, these antics will decimate the party of Abraham Lincoln.

Ground Zero and Harry Reid's Cowardly Statement

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

The smartest way to battle extremist ideologies is to strengthen the voices of the vast majority of Muslims in the world who eschew violence and to promote pluralism.

Ground Zero for Tolerance

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

With their full-on Cold War against Islam, are the Republicans terminally stupid or are they just playing the dangerous fool?

Ground Zero Mosque Opponents Have a Lot of Work to Do

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If Newt, Sarah and Glenn were truly so driven to maintain the sacred purity of American "hallowed ground," they can start by campaigning for the removal of the General Robert E. Lee statue of Gettysburg.

The "Mosque Affair," or, Far and Away the Country's Most Ridiculous Controversy

Ajay Singh Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ajay Singh Chaudhary

There is simply no actual controversy here. The proposal for this Islamic community center is as American as apple pie, or at least as American as the First Amendment.

Through Pain and Sacrifice, the American Promise Will Be Fulfilled

Donna Marsh O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Marsh O'Connor

Why would we support a mosque at Ground Zero, particularly when there are many families who say it pains them? Our answer is the same as it has always been -- because it's American.

Mosque Moaning: The GOP Diversion Tactic From Unfavorable Polls Gives Terrorists the Win They Want

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The latest GOP election sleight-of-hand? Divert attention from the news that projected Republican gains are going to be confined largely to the South by amping up the rhetoric on the mosque project in Lower Manhattan.

Russell Simmons Is Wrong about the Ground Zero Mosque

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

There are bigots in America, but Americans are not bigots. The average American is souring on Islam not based on any intrinsic prejudice, but based on the violence he or she constantly reads in the newspapers.

Obama Reframes Mosque Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama showed that the "Ground Zero mosque" argument is not a simple one, and in fact has two major segments. The first is whether or not the mosque "should be allowed" to be built. The second is whether it "should" be built.

A Mosque Perhaps, but a Swimming Pool?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Raymond J. Learsy

Whether a mosque should be built so near the site is debatable, but to build a swimming pool -- where one is meant to come play and frolic -- smacks of gross insensitivity or worse yet, triumphalism.

Obama and That Damn Mosque: A Clarion Voice for Freedom

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Smucker

There remains an unfortunate and irrefutable perception in the Muslim world that Americans only pay lip service to their own ideals of freedom. Fortunately, President Obama's defense of the Cordoba House helps to change that.

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.

German Mosque Used By 9/11 Attackers Shut Down

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A small Hamburg mosque once frequented by Sept. 11 attackers was shut down and searched Monday because German authorities believed the ...

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.