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Astoria Characters: The Guys With the Great Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.22.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

People stop and stare and hold their babbling babies up to the wrought-iron railing. It's not every day you see a koi pond on Ditmars Boulevard. Or a garden that looks as though it outgrew Architectural Digest.

Sam Stein

9/11 Commission Update: Threats Have Evolved, U.S. Hasn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The authors of the seminal 9/11 Commission report have produced a new study, a decade after the first, painting an often alarming pictur...

Cheney Never Shoots Straight

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is trying hard to salvage his legacy, so he is resorting to spin, distortion and lies. But why is the media paying attention to him?

Who Will Qualify for Obama's Executive Order?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Removing the age cap and changing the criteria to allow more DREAMers to qualify may be the easiest thing that Obama could do.

In Response to Patrick Cockburn and Sir Richard Dearlove

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

In a recent article in The Independent, Patrick Cockburn made a number of wide and questionable assumptions relating to Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the recent crisis in Iraq.

Immigration and Dying 9/11 Ground Zero Workers

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.15.2014 | New York
Ryan Campbell

The Zadroga bill running out in 2016 is only one of the complications faced by hundreds of undocumented immigrants who worked to clear the still-smouldering wreckage at Ground Zero.

Appeals Court Issues Partial Win To Bin Laden's Personal Assistant

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday set aside two of three convictions against a former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden. Th...

Lousy Scenarios, Limited Options: It Mostly Just Gets Worse for Obama

William Bradley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Remember those halcyon days of yore, also known as last year, when President Barack Obama's frequently challenged job approval rating was always buttressed by his ratings on foreign policy and geopolitics?

Cheney's Campaign for Iraq War 3: Shaping the Narrative

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Thirteen years later, the American public is very sick and tired of war; but for Cheney, it's just getting started.

Why Are Obama and Kerry Wasting Their Time With 'Iraq?'

William Bradley | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What we have called "Iraq" since the British and French carved up the old Ottoman Empire after World War I is obviously over. So why are President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, in the midst of the unfolding Gulf War III, wasting time pretending they might save the old carcass?

Is This What Terror War Success Looks Like?

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What does success against jihadist terrorist groups look like? For all the talk of a Forever War, we might just have an answer now.

If ISIS Is Such a Threat, Why No Air Strikes?

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Have we learned nothing during our adventures in the Middle East and Central Asia?

July 4th: Re-Discovering America Through Immigrant Eyes

Eric Trules | Posted 06.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Eric Trules

I brought my wife-to-be here to LA from Indonesia on August 3, 2001. I think of my lovely Indonesian wife and I think how beautifully she fits into the fabric of this country we call America. Sure, I know I romanticize her life. Because I also know my wife still often feels overwhelmed here.

LISTEN: 911 Operator Listens To Intuition, Saves Alleged Rape Victim

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact

Diane Waldroop said there was just something about the man's voice. "It was just the way he was answering me -- [it] made me feel like it wasn't g...

Can You Pre-empt a Hate Crime?

Nedda Alammar | Posted 06.27.2014 | Women
Nedda Alammar

Why is it that the real shock value in random acts of racism comes more from the source out of which it comes, than the statements themselves? It's always comes from someone you never think. And maybe that's why it's so shocking.

Michael McAuliff

Congressman Running For GOP Leadership Because Of 9/11 Opposed 9/11 Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In one of his earliest acts as a member of Congress in 2010, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) voted against the James Zadroga 9/11 Health a...

The FBI's Secret Investigation of the 9/11 Defense Teams: The Mystery Continues, and Could Compromise the Case

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

As James Harrington, lawyer for Ramzi bin al Shibh, told the court on Monday: "We now have to represent to our client that we had a spy within our team for a number of months. We don't know what activities that spy did." Will Harrington's client ever trust his defense team again? Should he? And if he can't, can he ever truly receive a fair defense?

What We've Lost Since 9/11

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Almost 13 years after the 9/11 attacks, it remains "wartime." For the war on terror, the driver, excuse, and raison d'être for the tattering of the Bill of Rights, there is no end in sight.

Fritz Koenig's Sphere: Michael Burke's Call to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Todd Fine | Posted 06.12.2014 | New York
Todd Fine

The sculpture itself, which had been popularly known as "The Sphere," quite remarkably survived the attacks, and its future has been debated since.

The Day She Let Her Son Wait in the Car

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

If we judge parents for putting their kids at very low risk, we could jail them for serving solid food (the child could choke!) letting them walk down stairs (the child could fall!) or permitting them to join a sport (concussions!).

The 9/11 Memorial Museum: Appealing to the Head or the Heart?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

Is the 9/11 Museum worth visiting? Absolutely. Does the museum create a deeper understanding of why 9/11 happened and the global repercussions of the subsequent War on Terror? No, it does not.

The Taliban Is Not al-Qaeda, and It's Very Dangerous for the U.S. to Confuse the Two

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The recent release of Taliban prisoners of war from the Guantanamo base in Cuba has whipped up hysteria among the media and politicians alike, both of whom have been all too quick, once again, to equate the Taliban with al-Qaeda.

Contagion: The Costs of Global Panic

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 05.29.2014 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Physician, do no harm. The same caution should be applied to philanthropists, public officials, and other well-meaning agents of globalization. In the realm of health care, quite ironically avoiding one risk could actually lead to a worse outcome overall.

Why America Needs Good Spies Like the CIA's Robert Ames

Graham E. Fuller | Posted 05.29.2014 | World
Graham E. Fuller

Empathy for foreigners is not some warm and cuddly virtue; it lies at the heart of a realistic and granular understanding of foreign nations, peoples and what drives them. The U.S., highly nationalistic at home, is singularly disinclined to understand or care about nationalistic impulses in other countries. This may be an operational hazard of great power, the belief that it is only what we do that really matters in the end. We have helped create the conditions for our dangerous isolation; that in turn has led to wishful thinking and eventually to existence in our own American fantasyland and self-referential press about how we can control things.

9/11 Museum Gift Shop Pulls Tacky Commemorative Cheese Plate

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

The National 9/11 Memorial Museum has stopped selling a cheese plate amid mounting criticism. The platter -- designed for mundane cheese-serving pu...