All city workers called to military duty after 9/11 will be represented in a lawsuit to recover unpaid pension funds. In early August, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of three retired NYPD officers seeking to recoup pension funds they would've earned had ... More >>
In this disturbing video, a parenting "expert" explains to a "newsman" the strategies she uses for getting rid of "unhealthy" Halloween candy. A couple of her suggestions: Throw some away every night, break up the candy and bake it in fiber-bearing muffins, send it to the troops in Afghanistan -- ... More >>
Sometimes, like many other people, I sit in the office and daydream of being somewhere else. And some of these times, it's simply just outside! And other times, it's in The Maldives, which if you don't know, is a really expensive, really beautiful, really secluded island retreat where people ... More >>
The New YorkerCreeping beauties: Taliban get dolled up for the cameraAre we sure that Faisal Shahzad was trained by the Taliban? His skillz weren't mad (as colleague Tom Robbins points out), even if Shahzad himself is. Whether he was on a mission for the Taliban is still up in the air. If he is a r ... More >>
What's been going on longer than the Vietnam War, but for less time than General Hospital?
New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell was rescued by British forces from his Taliban captors in Afghanistan this morning. Farrell had been taken by the Taliban on Saturday as he investigated an airstrike site near Kunduz. Killed in the raid were a British Special Forces soldier, Farrell's i ... More >>
After three decades of Taliban rule, modernity is trickling into Afghanistan--and Afghan Star, Central Asia's version of American Idol, is at the cultural center of it. The TV show not only invites any age, race, or gender to audition, but also gives citizens a taste of democracy by allowing them ... More >>
In December 2001, just after the American invasion, Magnum Studios photographer Thomas Dworzak arrived in Afghanistan. The Taliban had banned all photography that showed people: such images, they said, were prohibited by the Koran. There was one exception to the rule: men (and only men) were allowe ... More >>
Welcome to America, freedom fighter. Now go stuff yourself.
Good news! The U.S. Army has run out of money and won't be able to run the Vietraq War past mid-June. Bad news! It's just a piece of budget trickery by the DOD. Taxpayer.net calls it "the Pentagon's latest sob story," explaining: The Pentagon’s latest sob story about having to borrow from it ... More >>
The U.S. government has released a Sudanese cameraman detained in Guantanamo Bay since 2002, according to al Jazeera. The only confirmed journalist to be imprisoned in Guantanamo, Sami al-Hajj was working for the satellite network al Jazeera when he was detained in Afghanistan by Pakistani troops, ... More >>
The Supreme Court nominee: A conservative lawyer in King Dubya's court
Are they dead? Are they alive? Where is the media? Does anybody out there care?
If she brings up the Taliban, the whole damn mess could boil over
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Drearily Awaiting Death on the Front Line
Ismail Khan Seeks Power in the New Afghanistan
A Local Face in the Effort to Form an Interim Government in Afghanistan
U.S.-Backed Rebels Accused of Wholesale Slaughter as Taliban Retreat
Feminists Agonize Over War in Afghanistan
Promising Democracy, Afghan Prince Plans U.S. Talks
Tales of the Afghan Drug Trade
Northern Alliance Tells U.S. to Butt Out
Could a Coalition Government Withstand Afghan Rivalries?
Dead Civilians and Other Minor Risks of War
Pakistan Teeters on Edge of Civil War
Media Assembles Fractured Picture of War
Two Afghan Mosques in Flushing Worry in Attack Aftermath
Richard Helmss Afghani Niece Leads Corps of Taliban Reps