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BOTH SIDES NOW: After 9/11, Is Obama's NSA Really a Version of Hoover's FBI?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Talk about 'Beyond Right & Left' -- when Franken-Rove clash with Scahill-Beck over the NSA program, knee-jerkers are confused. So Huffington & Matalin debate domestic snooping not by Hoover against protestors in the '60s but by Obama after 9/11 and Boston. Is Snowden an Ellsberg or Manning?

The Post-9/11 Evolution Of Data Surveillance

The Washington Post | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

On March 12, 2004, acting attorney general James B. Comey and the Justice Department's top leadership reached the brink of resignation over electronic...

Foreign Policy Wishes for Father's Day

Joel Rubin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

As a father, I question myself: what am I -- and what are we - -going to do over the next two decades to ensure that our children, when their time has come to lead, have a better world in front of them, just as we have had?

What Is The Guardian Guarding?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.07.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The Guardian piece seems to have done no harm and may even do some good, but calling it a "scoop" just emphasizes the short attention span of the world's news organizations.

FDNY Missed 911 Call After 4-Year-Old Struck By SUV

| Posted 06.07.2013 | New York

By Nikhita Venugopal MANHATTAN — A 911 call urging paramedics to the scene of an Upper West Side crash that killed a 4-year-old girl was missed ...

Eric Fischl: From Bad Boy to Good Man

John Seed | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
John Seed

If you had a foot in the art world in the 1980s you know who Eric Fischl is. Just in case you didn't, take a brief look at "Bad Boy," the canvas Fischl describes as his "most famous and notorious painting."

Can Rape Jokes Be Funny? Sure, Says This Feminist

Selena Coppock | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Selena Coppock

I am both a comedian and a feminist and I feel torn by this rape joke debate. I have a lot of dogs in this race.

Glitches In New NYC 911 System

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Operators at the nation's largest 911 hub were forced to use pen and paper to communicate emergencies to dispatchers this week when a...

What, the Department of Justice Actually Subpoenaed Reporter's Records... I'm Shocked, Shocked!

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

All this hoopla about the Department of Justice improperly obtaining two months of AP telephone records seems to me just as phony as Claude Rains' "I'm shocked, shocked" when he "discovers" gambling at Rick's Café in Cassablanca.

The George W. Bush (Ka-pow!) Presidential Museum Experience

Saladin Ambar | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Saladin Ambar

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum may be the single most ironic, self-deceiving, quasi-religio-patriotic experience you'll ever witness in your life.

Writers on Writers: Ali Liebegott and Daniel Handler Hit the IHOP

San Francisco magazine | Posted 07.31.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

There is, indeed, an International House of Pancakes in food-fetishizing, chain restaurant-resistant San Francisco, right on Lombard and Pierce streets. In many ways, Ali Liebegott is equally improbable.

Obama Sees Terror Threat Reduced To Pre-9/11 Level

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror. Obama is not cl...

Democratic Legislators: Making Veterans a Priority Every Day

Michael Sargeant | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

Supporting our veterans is not cheap; it involves a real investment in both policy and budget priorities. But our veterans put our country first and stepped up, and on this Memorial Day, state legislators of both parties need to be standing up for veterans with real resources as well.

How Technology Has Changed the Way We Understand National Tragedies

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

In 11 years, I will remember feeling the same sadness, fear, and also interest about the Boston bombings as I did with the 9/11 attacks. However, my experience when I was nine and my experience now with media coverage of tragedy are very different.

Helping Kids Cope with the Oklahoma Tornado and other Traumas: 7 Techniques

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

When kids learn with and from each other, they can come up with constructive actions to make healing and rebuilding widespread and long-lasting.

Washington Street Plaza in 'Little Syria' Should Be Opportunity for New York

Todd Fine | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Todd Fine

New Yorkers can be mocked for making sport of being confrontational and protective about the handful of blocks that make up their little worlds, but the issues involving the 9/11 Memorial and "Little Syria" are too solemn and weighty to be handled in a closed and secretive way.

The Real Weapons of Mass Destruction: America's 300 Million Guns

Tim_Arnold | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Tim_Arnold

On 9/11, Islam jihadists turned four U.S. airlines into weapons of mass destruction and killed almost 3,000 people. Within a month the George W. Bush ...

Congress Rethinking 9/11 Law

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is rethinking the broad authority it gave the president to wage a war on terror after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in ...

Benghazi Blues: Massive Conspiracy or Hack Politics and Dumb PR?

William Bradley | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
William Bradley

Obama poses an excellent question: Why put together a spin program that will fall apart in a few days? For that is exactly what happened.

Bachmann: 9/11, Benghazi Were God's Judgment, So We Must Pray

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) continued to promote a right-wing Sept. 11 "National Day of Prayer and Fasting" on Thursday, telling an audience gathe...

Game Change: Cheney Opens Himself to Subpoena Regarding 9/11, Iraq, Torture and Valerie Plame

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When Dick Cheney appears before Congress to answer questions about his actions that caused the death and maiming of hundreds of thousands of people, some from incompetence, some as a result of outright lying- -- then he can come talk to us about Hillary Clinton testifying again.

Homeland Insecurity

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Robert MacLean is a former air marshal fired for an act of whistleblowing. His is an all-too-twenty-first-century story that shows us how deep the Washington rabbit hole really goes.

Chuck Norris Joins Michele Bachmann In Call For 9/11 Prayer

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Right-wing website World Net Daily hyped the news this week that Chuck Norris, the seemingly ageless martial arts star and a WND columnist, has joined...

9/11 Cited In Manhattan Court's BIG Security Boost

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A federal courthouse blocks from the World Trade Center site in Manhattan is getting a $10.4 million security boost, more than a decade af...

An Eye For An Eye

T. Sher Singh | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

There is no dearth of those in India who will roll their eyes heavenwards on a moment's notice and quote you Mohandas Gandhi's words: "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind," and wallow in the borrowed glow.