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A Mosque Perhaps, but a Swimming Pool?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Raymond J. Learsy

Whether a mosque should be built so near the site is debatable, but to build a swimming pool -- where one is meant to come play and frolic -- smacks of gross insensitivity or worse yet, triumphalism.

Obama and That Damn Mosque: A Clarion Voice for Freedom

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Smucker

There remains an unfortunate and irrefutable perception in the Muslim world that Americans only pay lip service to their own ideals of freedom. Fortunately, President Obama's defense of the Cordoba House helps to change that.

Math, Money, Moxie, and Mosques

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

After making changes in the evaluation of New York State standardized math tests, students and schools that were passing with high marks are now failing.

German Mosque Used By 9/11 Attackers Shut Down

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A small Hamburg mosque once frequented by Sept. 11 attackers was shut down and searched Monday because German authorities believed the ...

After Zakaria, What About Other ADL Humphrey Prize Recipients?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

I don't necessarily believe in follow-the-leader, but knowing how other recipients feel about the ADL controversy and the Cordoba mosque could be instructive and important.

ADL Betrays Mission to Fight Bigotry, Discredits Itself Yet Again

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Islam is not responsible for 9/11, extremism is. Just like the two planes that crashed into the Twin Towers, Islam was also hijacked and used to justi...

Mayor Bloomberg Delivers Teary-Eyed Defense Of Ground Zero Islamic Center

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Speaking on Governor's Island, misty-eyed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised a decision to allow an Islamic center to be built near Ground Zero....

Ground Zero Mosque and the Freedom From Pain

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

More treasured than baseball and apple pie, more admired than George Washington and even the winners of American Idol, America's greatest love may be ...

Anti-Defamation League Should Not Oppose Mosques at Ground Zero

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan Dershowitz

There is simply is no excuse for bigotry, and the ADL ought to know that better than any other organization.

GOP's Ground Zero Hypocrisy

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The same folks who refuse to spend money on the heroes who sacrificed their lives and their health at Ground Zero are worried sick that a nearby mosque will sully the sacred soil.

9/11 Lawyers Are Willing To Cut Fees To $115 Million

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Lawyers for thousands of ground zero workers suing over their exposure to dust from the destroyed World Trade Center have offered to ...

Just How Far Is the "Ground Zero Mosque" From Ground Zero?

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Sledge

The "Ground Zero Mosque" that we have been and will be hearing so much about is not exactly a mosque, nor is it at Ground Zero. Here's why.

Paul Goldberger SLAMS Ground Zero Plans (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When it comes to the rebuilding plans for Ground Zero, color Paul Goldberger unimpressed.. The New Yorker's architecture critic sounded off on the pl...

WTC Ship Being Dismantled, Studied

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Plank by plank, archeologists on Monday began the delicate process of dismantling a section of an 18th century ship that was found bu...

Why the Ground Zero Mosque Should Be Built

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Wouldn't religious tolerance and acceptance be a far greater legacy for Ground Zero than one that perpetuates the kind of wholesale hatred and intolerance that was at the root of the very attacks themselves?

Palin's Bigoted Twitter Calls on Muslims to "Refudiate"

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

2010-07-18-refudiate.jpgSarah Palin has sent the world of Twitter on fire on Sunday with a series of Tweets about the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center.

Workers Find 18th Century Ship Buried At WTC Site

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Workers at the World Trade Center site are excavating a 32-foot-long ship hull that apparently was used in the 18th century as part of the...

Mosque To Be Built Near World Trade Center Site

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Claiming Accountability for a Better World

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

This is no longer simply a conversation about "saving the planet." It is a conversation about our own survival and about having lives worth living. It is about creating a world that is habitable.

Times Square Bombing -- A Repeat of History

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Peter G. Miller

We can't be cowed by terrorists, whether motivated by insanity, politics or religion.

Performing Arts Center At World Trade Center Site Gets $40 Million From City

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City has stepped into the long-delayed planning for a performing arts center at ground zero with over $40 million to help bu...

Gulf Oil Spill: Don't Forget 9/11, Mr. President

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

For those of us who lived through the aftermath of Sept. 11, the story of the emergency responders has a chilling familiarity.

New WTC Towers May Have Arab Investors, Reports Fox News

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Will the new World Trade Center site be partially owned by Arab development companies? Peter Johnson, Jr. of Fox News reports that New York's Port A...

Didactic Cinema Transcends Art, Forms Socio-Historical Compass

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

Cinema may be one of the few remaining art forms that still wields the power to deter the general apathy and ignorance plaguing technology torqued youth and deficit saddled public schools around the world.

Ground Zero Hotel Opens With Party

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - At rates from $199 a night, guests at the new World Center Hotel can get as close to the hive of activity that is ground...