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Arab Americans Getting Ready for 2016

James Zogby | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Next week, Arab American leaders from a dozen key electoral states will convene in Washington to map out a political strategy for 2016. Despite the very real challenges facing these leaders, this generation of Arab Americans can approach the future with some confidence given the progress that has been made the last three decades.

Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Janet Tavakoli

Most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims do not countenance violence and human rights violations, but the fact remains that fundamentalists are not a fringe group; they occupy senior positions in Muslim clerical hierarchy.

Veterans Day: The Mission Must Merit the Sacrifice

William Bradley | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama is far too smart a man to remain in denial. And far too smart not to know, for this Veterans Day, the consequences of his decisions with regard to U.S. military and covert interventions around the world.

Daniel Liebeskind: The Ground Zero Master Plan

Louisiana Channel | Posted 11.04.2014 | New York
Louisiana Channel

When New York was attacked on 9/11, world famous architect Daniel Libeskind was in Berlin for the opening of his Jewish Museum. At once he said: I am leaving for New York.

Democrats Who Abandoned Obama Will Lose

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The polls for Tuesday look grim for weak-kneed and squeamish Democrats who have not stood up for Obama--or the substantial achievements of his party--over the last six years.

24-Second GIF Shows Entire Construction Of One World Trade Center

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, One World Trade Center is officially open for business. It took more than a decade to build On...

Ground Zero Greek Orthodox Church Begins Rebuilding, 13 Years After 9/11 Attack

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Leaders of a Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center broke ground on a new St. Nicho...

The 9/11 Flag From Ground Zero Is Missing

Brad Meltzer | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment
Brad Meltzer

To this day, New York City has no leads, nor does the FDNY. Some experts suggest the real flag was misplaced at Ground Zero in the days after 9/11. All we know for sure is that the real flag came down from the flagpole the night of 9/11, and a different flag was raised 12 days later at Yankee Stadium.

Ebola Crisis Sparks Need to Address Conspiracy Theories

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 10.23.2014 | Media
Saleem H. Ali

If there is any silver lining to conspiratorial thinking, it is a willingness to question what might seem obvious to the linear observer. As a scientist, I always consider such questioning to be positive.

Religious Community Skeptical of Lethal Drones

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

Currently, the CIA is engaged in the military operations of drone warfare as well as collecting intelligence about how they might be used. An upcoming conference will consider if the CIA should only collect intelligence and not actually be involved in carrying out drone warfare.

Are We Safer Now? Yes, But Not as Much as We Could Be

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

Wherever I go, the question is almost always the same, and it's to be expected, considering my past co-chairmanship of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, more commonly known as the 9/11 Commission. The question: Are we safer now?

Secret Order Cancels Guantanamo Hearing On FBI Spying -- Government 'Transparency' In Action

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

I really hope family members of victims of the 9/11 attacks weren't planning on attending the hearings scheduled at Guantanamo Bay this week. It would be completely demoralizing to someone who suffered personally from the heinous mass murders that took place 13 years ago to find that once again, all efforts to bring the five alleged perpetrators to justice had stalled, and once again, no one's allowed to know why.

Leon Panetta's Book, Barack Obama's Plight, and the Shreds of Statesmanship

William Bradley | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama's got a lot of problems, some of his making, many not. The last thing he need is one of his former top officials feeding attack lines to his enemies. So naturally, that's what he has.

We Are Correcting the Error of 9/12

Terry Mollner | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Terry Mollner

On 9/12, nearly all the nations on Earth were emotionally with the United States. If President Bush had defined the terrorist attack as a criminal act, he would have had nearly every nation on Earth join the coalition he tried to form.

The Saudis, 9/11, ISIS, and American Secrecy

David Vognar | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
David Vognar

By releasing the 28 classified documents, President Obama can prove Greenwald wrong; he would show that terrorism is a real threat to the world, not cooked up in foreign governments and intelligence agents' heads and we have to adapt to fight it.

Burn the American Flag! Or Not...

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Patriotism is a complex notion. Liberty and justice for all is a hollow slogan to the descendants of slavery, who are still disproportionately in literal or economic shackles, suffering from the ongoing repression of systemic racism.

REPORT: 9/11 Hijackers Caught Testing Airport Security Months Before Attacks

The New York Post | Posted 10.05.2014 | Crime

At least three eyewitnesses spotted al Qaeda hijackers casing the security checkpoints at Boston’s Logan Airport months before the 9/11 attacks. The...

Flag That Flew Over Capitol On 9/11 Destroyed In Flight 93 Memorial Fire

AP/HuffPost | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, was consumed in a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Penns...

Amidst Claims of Intelligence Failure, Has Obama Found the Key to Defeating ISIS? (Or Is That an Illusory Goal?)

William Bradley | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What is the center of gravity for this 21st century hybrid outfit ISIS? Has the administration identified a center of gravity? And if so, is its assessment correct? It's all more than a bit unclear, as you'll see.

The Us and Them and the Days of Awe

Chef Rossi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Chef Rossi

What this time signified to me, more than anything, was the separation of the young and carefree from the old and sad. We were the "us," chasing each other through the poorly tended grass, laughing.

As America Fights Terror, it Loses More Than it Gains

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As the United States ramps up its 'no boots on the ground' war against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, the stream of threats emanating from the region appear to grow ever wider and deeper.

14 Reasons Why Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is the Best Pop Movie of the Year

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month on disc and download reminds of what a terrific film it is. With some competition from its delightful Marvel Studios sibling, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's the best pop movie of the year.

Deported to Death

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Even as the border children slow and their cases surge in states like Texas and New York, advocates point out what they said would obviously happen: we sent at least some of those children to their deaths after deporting them back to warzone-like conditions.

Dear Homeland Security: Why Don't I Feel Safer?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

As U.S. fighter jets streak across the sky in Syria and "boots on the ground" becomes a part of our vocabulary, do any of us truly feel safer? Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Khorasan Group, ISIL... the names and faces of our enemies are growing as our freedoms are shrinking.

Life Sentence for Bin Laden's Son-in-Law Is Hardly 'Soft' on Terrorism

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Critics have expressed legitimate concerns about U.S. conspiracy law, saying it's too easy to convict some people accused of low-level terrorist assistance and sentence them to hard time in highly restrictive prisons. But the claim that the U.S. prison system gives terrorists rights that ought to be reserved for U.S. citizens is simply impossible to support.