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Only a Few Blocks Could Make a Big Difference for the Ground Zero Mosque

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

You'd think we might have figured this out a little sooner because once again we are ill prepared for the stealth swift boat attacks before an important election during the dog days of August.

Three Talking Points on... the Cordoba Islamic Cultural Center

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

After a recent appearance on Fox News, where I discussed the Cordoba House Islamic Cultural Center being planned in lower Manhattan, a friend asked me...

Archbishop Dolan: Show Leadership on Mosque

Jim O'Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim O'Grady

What Archbishop Dolan is uniquely qualified to do is promote understanding and help tamp down an incendiary issue by telling the story of Irish Catholics in America.

Build the Mosque on Ground Zero

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Everyone who hates America is going to get up in the morning thinking of knocking the Freedom Tower down. The only thing that might deter them? The risk that their target could fall over and hit a mosque.

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 Mosque' and the Politics of Manipulation

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Shireman

How many of our political views are genuine? How many are simply instinctive? Do we really have political freedom-of-thought, or is it largely an illusion?

Opponents, Supporters Of Islamic Cultural Center Square Off Near Ground Zero

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The proposed mosque near ground zero drew hundreds of fever-pitch demonstrators Sunday, with opponents carrying signs associating Isl...

America's Imam and His Problematic Mosque: A Muslim Viewpoint

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Parvez Sharma

I, a mosque-loving Muslim, am against this mosque. The mostly tolerant fabric of the city, which is now my home, is being damaged, irrevocably perhaps, in this discussion.

Feisal Abdul Rauf, Imam At Islamic Cultural Center Near Ground Zero, A Voice For Moderation

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In recent weeks, Mr. Abdul Rauf has barely been heard from as a national political debate explodes over his dream project, including, somewhere in its...

Friday Talking Points [135] -- The Sky Is Falling!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The media, quite obviously, has lost any capacity it once may have had for self-examination, to say nothing of its sense of irony. Every so often, th...

The Free Exercise of Stupidity: Dr. Laura, the 'Ground Zero Mosque,' and the First Amendment

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shermer

Last week's two biggest media story brouhahas were Dr. Laura's n-word gaff and the Ground Zero mosque, both of which commentators insist are First Ame...

GOP: Ground Zero Hypocrites

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

With all their vitriol about a mosque near Ground Zero, leading Republicans seem to forget that twenty-one days ago, 155 Republican representatives voted to defeat the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.

The Untold Story Behind the "Mosque at Ground Zero"

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ahmed Rehab

American Muslims bear no collective guilt. We have nothing to apologize for and everything to be proud of, including our loyalty and hard-earned livelihoods.

FACT CHECK: Islam Already Lives Near Ground Zero

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A New York imam and his proposed mosque near ground zero are being demonized by political candidates – mostly Republicans &nd...

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, ...

GOP Calls Obama Insensitive Over Stand On Ground Zero Mosque

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican candidates around the country seized on President Barack Obama's support for the right of Muslims to build a mosque near...

Anti-Muslim Bus Ad Set to Exploit "Ground Zero Mosque" Fear'

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Chen

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority just gave its blessing to a disturbing effort to tar the Cordoba Initiative by association with the 9/11 attacks, brought to you by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

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.

Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, & George W. Bush Central Speak Out: What Would George W. Bush Do?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, we are seeing behaviors emerge in American political life that violate the basic social contract of what this country is about and seeing too much of a tilt towards the possibility of mob rule.

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.

A Mosque at Ground Zero: Desperately Seeking George Washington's Wisdom

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Let's face the fact: What does it mean to assert that a mosque "desecrates" hallowed ground? It means that the desecrating being done is by people who are evil, unclean. And that is wrong, wrong, wrong.

WATCH Olbermann: There Is No 'Ground Zero Mosque'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The "Ground Zero Mosque" is many things, but it is neither at ground zero nor is it really a mosque. So argued Keith Olbermann during Monday night's ...

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.

The Proposed Lower Manhattan Islamic Center Deserves Nuanced Discussion, Not GOP Fear Mongering

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

When you throw religion, politics and a seminal tragic event in modern American history into a pot, it's going to get sticky, messy and potentially unpleasant. Such a cocktail requires a thoughtful discussion.