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That Foreign Policy Debate We're Not Having

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The problem with foreign policy debates is that we end up debating symptoms -- illegal immigration from Mexico, a surge in Iraq -- rather than systems.

Let The Politics Of Anger Prevail

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lance Simmens

Fear versus anger, defense versus offense, past versus future, insecurity versus hope. These are the trademarks of the current decisions Americans must make in the next six weeks.

Pentagon 9/11 Memorial: Making Beauty Out of Ugly Things

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

I made the short journey to the Pentagon building in Arlington, Va., to visit the 9/11 memorial honoring 184 people who died here when terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77.

Bush Does a 9/11 Replay in Asking for Unprecedented Powers and Unprecedented Budget

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What is shocking about the presentation by Bush -- and the deal that is unfolding is that we don't see any acceptance of responsibility for the failure of his team's stewardship of the economy.

U.S. Monkeys Guard Financial Bananas

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

America's financial 9/11 was self-inflicted as a result of by a stupid regime which believes in the dogma of the jungle.

Ambassador for All War Crimes Except Our Own

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

The Office of War Crimes Issues doesn't just tell other countries to do as we say and not as we do. The Administration has actually made OWCI complicit of its own war crimes apparatus.

Denouncing Islamic Terrorism Does Not Undermine Just Causes

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Headlines in newspapers across the Arab and Islamic World proclaimed that the bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad was a "warning" to Pakistan's...

Obama, McCain on National Security and Nuclear Proliferation

Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eliza Margarita Bates and Cara Zwerling

Where do Obama and McCain stand on these issues? To start, McCain, the nominee of what used to called the "small government party," wants to create two entirely new government organizations.

9/11 and the GOP's False Sense of Security

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Our safety depends on us acting together. And our shared action depends on a basic shared understanding that it is far too soon to claim "never again."

The New Bush

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

We knew Bush wasn't "smart." And now we know Palin isn't either. But can Dems find a way to show why all these sorted facts matter?

Reflecting on Our Response to 9/11

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Seven years later, as we remember that day, it is appropriate to reflect on the statement and to wonder how the world would be different if its counsel had been heeded.

Pro-McCain Group Dumping 28 Million Terror Scare DVDs in Swing States

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Funding is coming from a New York-based group called the Clarion Fund, a supposed 501 c(3) non-profit that this week featured an article supporting John McCain on its website.

9/11 Manhattan Streets

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Shomaker

2008-09-12-911dude.jpgAfter being awakened to the news that America was under attack, I began charging my Hi8 camcorder. This video is a documentation of my experience that day.

Asma Nemati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Asma Nemati


What Should Happen Tonight at Columbia University

Bill Barol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Barol

Obama: "What is wrong with you? "Lipstick on a pig"? Seriously? You're a war hero, man. You gotta tell me, because seriously, I can't believe you'd be that fool-ass desperate."

Losing a Friend on 9/11 -- And the Losses Since

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

It's always amazed me how people could invoke 9/11 to sell or accept war, torture and wiretapping, yet the citizens of New York are most opposed to all of those measures.

Fighting Violence with Generosity -- and Opportunity

Dennis Whittle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Whittle

Gene decided that he and other 9/11 families should send a message to the world: peaceful collaboration and opportunity are among our best antidotes to terrorism over the long term.

Pentagon Dedicates 9/11 Memorial

Washington Post | Debbi Wilgoren, Nick Miroff and Robin Shulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Bush today dedicated the Pentagon Memorial as "an everlasting tribute to the 184 souls who perished" when a hijacked jetliner exploded into ...

Chertoff: Aviation Network Still Vulnerable To Terror, Targeted By Al Qaida

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's top domestic security official said Wednesday aviation remains vulnerable to terrorist attack seven years after 9/11. ...

Thoughts on 9/11...and Our Future

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Every 9/11, it becomes personal. This year, with the election upon our country, the intensity of remembrance feels even more powerful.

9/11 -- Unfinished Business

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

I write this so that our remembrance of 9/11 serves as reminder that we were once united in our determination to complete the unfinished business at hand -- to bring justice to those who ruined so many lives.

Obama References Bush Failings On 9/11: "Let Us Remember That The Terrorists Responsible For 9/11 Are Still At Large"

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama made ground zero their common ground for one rare day, free of politics and infu...

Seven Years Later, a Service Mandate

Jon Host | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Host

I remain suspect of what McCain means when he speaks of "service." Every time he mentions it, his first reference is to the military.

"On 9/11, I Lost New York."

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

A native New Yorker's devotion to their hometown is a fierce, almost irrational thing, rivaled only by a Chicagoan's devotion to this great city. We don't leave Gotham lightly. But it's been seven years since my hometown died for me, and more than five since I left it behind, perhaps for good. I'll always feel the loss, but I don't want to forget the day that caused it. I rarely tell my 9/11 story. I was only on the fringes of the hell that happened downtown. But I was in Manhattan. And I was part of the exodus.

Remembering 9/11 and Moving Forward

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

America must move from the errant, retributive justice of 9/11 to a healing, restorative process of truth and reconciliation.