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September 11th

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Thomas Becket and the CIA Torture Report

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Former President Bush, in a careful statement, praises the CIA operatives as "patriots," while not either condoning or defending their actions. Former Vice President Cheney calls the report "a bunch of hooey" and decries the damage to national security.

Kate Sheppard

The Inside Story Of How The CIA Actually Caught The 9/11 Mastermind, But Nearly Didn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Buried in the 500-page Senate report on the Bush administration's CIA torture program, made public for the first time on Tuesday, is a d...

The Battle for Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 11.27.2014 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Does the situation of present-day Muslim society, marked by crisis, tensions, foreign interventions and political despotism, foster the reformist democratic Islam, or does it promote its violent and theocratic rivals?

We Need to Know More, But the 'Experts' Aren't Helping

James Zogby | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

To hear these "experts" pontificating about Islam or Arab culture is more than annoying. It's downright dangerous. Instead of elevating the discourse, they dumb it down. And instead of making us aware of the enormous complexities involved in these conflict zones, they reduce them to simple and easy clichés.

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...

How Do We Tell Our Son He Lost His Grandfather On 9/11?

Leah O’Connor | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Leah O’Connor

It was about an hour into our first date when I first learned that my now husband had lost his father in the Twin Towers on 9/11. Now, with a 4-month-old son, my husband and I wonder how we will respond when he someday asks about his grandfather.

What I Learned About Life By Visiting the 9/11 Memorial

Sean Smith | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Sean Smith

We will always remember, we will never forget. Those words mean something different to me now than they ever did before.

United We Stand Requires Actions, Not Just Words

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

Flag waving is not patriotism. Questioning and demanding that we live up to our values -- that is patriotism. And that is what we must do.

The Most Cringeworthy 9/11 Tweets From Brands

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

It's the annual 9/11 tribute that no one asked for and everyone hates: companies on Twitter using the worst day in recent American history to promote ...

Healing Vigilante: How Did You Grow From 9/11?

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

How does one process the vicarious tension and trauma picked up in those moments, even if just seeing it in the news?

We All Remember Where We Were On September 11. These Are Your Stories.

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Share your stories with us in the comments or on Twitter with the hashtag #WhereWereYou.

Woman Who Lost Father On 9/11 Helps Newtown Victims Heal

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.11.2014 | Good News

Amanda Gregory often thinks of Sept. 11, 2001, the day she lost her father in the World Trade Center attacks. But there was one event in particular in...

Remembering Our Humanity

Vincent Daly | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

As the pervasiveness of Internet connectivity grows internationally, the Earth becomes more of a neighborhood where everyone knows everyone else's business. And that gives me hope. Much like the densely populated streets of New York City, people can find a way to live with one another.

Christopher Mathias

New Yorkers Remind Us That 9/11 Is Much More Than Just A Moment In History

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

On Thursday, family members of September 11th victims gathered to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the attacks. The annual ceremony brought togethe...

WATCH: How This Man Redefined His Life After 9/11

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living

On the anniversary of 9/11, many Americans will take a moment of pause to consider the lives affected by the day's tragic events. 9/11 eyewitness ...

Flashback: U.S. ATTACKED

The New York Times | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Hijackers rammed jetliners into each of New York's World Trade Center towers yesterday, toppling both in a hellish storm of ash, glass, smoke and leap...

College, Combat and Community Service: How 9/11 Changed My Life

Jacob Wood | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Jacob Wood

In 2014, I find myself on a new journey at Team Rubicon, still influenced by 9/11. I find myself surrounded by men and women that embrace the notions of courage, resilience, citizenship and commitment. These men and women did not stop serving when they took off the uniform.

9/11 Is My Wedding Anniversary

Christine Burke | Posted 11.10.2014 | Weddings
Christine Burke

As we sat quietly at our table, nibbling at our food and watching the news coverage at the bar, our eyes spoke what our mouths could not say out loud. Most of the meal found us holding hands across the table, silent tears flowing and praying that our world would heal.

A Millennial's Reflection on September 11th

Alexii Lardis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Alexii Lardis

Each year, I sit here on September 11th and feel a deeper sense of grief as the stories I learn feel closer and closer to me. The stories only grow stronger in quantity and in depth; and every year I can't seem to shake it.

Meet the People Preventing the Next 9/11

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

TSA's track record speaks for itself. Not a single large airport has opted to privatize in the agency's 13-year history. And there has not been a single successful terrorist attack in the transportation sector since TSA took responsibility for security.

Do You Know What It's Like to Hate?

Dan Johnson | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Dan Johnson

There is no one above, and no one below. There are wrong actions, not wrong people. There are dangerous risks, not dangerous souls. From now on, there is no one above, and no one below me. From now on, I view each of you, each of us, as human.

Growing Up in the Shadow of 9/11: Revisited

Kimberly Tan | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Kimberly Tan

As an incoming sophomore in college now, I understand even more about the extraordinary impact that 9/11 had on America.

Reflections on 9/11: Faced With Adversity, I Will Persevere

Roger Wong | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Roger Wong

It's impossible to forget the moment when I realized finding myself was less about finding a career, and actually about discovering my purpose. For me, that moment was on September 11, 2001.

What Life Is Like Today For 9/11 Widow Whose Spending Spree Sparked Outrage

OWN | Posted 09.02.2014 | OWN

On Sept. 11, 2001, Dan Trant left his home on Long Island and arrived at his office on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. He was in the North ...