The Westboro Baptist Church will return to New York City in September as part of an ongoing bid to troll the universe and fill their days with some semblance of meaning. According to their picket schedule, the protest- and lawsuit-happy church/hate group is in Missouri this week to picket the funera ... More >>
Today Salon got in a bit of trouble when it re-posted a story from one of its partners, The Weeklings, called "Give truthers a chance?" before immediately pulling it down after readers commented and tweeted their disgust. As pro-truther articles go, it wasn't all that bad, since it continued Salon's ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg has slammed the results of an audit that called the Port Authority "a challenged and dysfunctional organization" with "ineffective cost controls," saying that the cost of the World Trade Center memorial is worth it for the sake of New York's reputation. "Can you imagine? If America ... More >>
von Bulow: CIA blew up the World Trade CenterThere are 9/11 conspiracy nuts who are nuts and then there's German politician Andreas von Bülow, a member of the center-left Social Democrats who spent 25 years in the Bundestag and was Helmut Schmidt's Minister for Research and Technology for a few ... More >>
Granta explores the post-9/11 world
It's up to you, Liza Minnelli
A group of 9/11 family members are suing the city, demanding that they turn over the complete contact list for all relatives of people killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The lawsuit, filed this week, is the latest part of a dispute between some family groups and the 9 ... More >>
Atheists groups have been particularly vocal about what they do and don't want with regard to 9/11 memorials, whether they be street signs in Red Hook (Seven in Heaven Way) or displaying the World Trade Center cross at the 9/11 Memorial. The American Atheists have filed a lawsuit, which names ... More >>
Well, what do you know about this: If you bitch and moan and kick and scream about getting screened (or groped) by the TSA, you are that much more likely to get screened that much more thoroughly (or aggressively). Especially if you do it in the airport security line, where the TSA screeners ... More >>
Nine years ago, terrorists destroyed the Twin Towers, killing thousands and inciting fear in millions. In fact, fear is perhaps 9/11's most pervasive legacy, and it follows that fear-mongering has become a trick of the trade among politicians, news outlets, and basically, anyone with an opinion. ... More >>
According to a recent Siena Research Institute poll, 50% of New Yorkers think that the "Ground Zero Mosque" will promote racial and religious tolerance. Yet: 68% of Americans oppose it, despite the endorsements of New York City's mayor and the President of the United States of America. But th ... More >>
At this point, saying that science has yet to directly link 9/11 exposure to the wide range of ailments suffered by Ground Zero workers is like poking a gorilla in the eye with a stick or commanding a boulder to stop rolling downhill. After all, the city is ready to fork over more than $600 ... More >>
Last Monday, to great fanfare, the city announced a settlement had been reached with ailing Ground Zero workers after some six years of litigation. The settlement would have provided up to $657.5 million for the medical expenses of people who labored at the World Trade Center site following t ... More >>
The White House report on the attempted underwear-bomb attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (pictured) on a Delta airliner during Christmas contains a lot of praise for America's "counter-terrorism community" -- in the summary, their "excellent analytic work" is lauded, and it is asserted that this w ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg is sick of this lollygagging at Ground Zero, and he wants a sitdown with developer Larry Silverstein -- and the governors of New York and New Jersey, who share responsbibility for the Port Authority ,which owns the site -- to git 'r done. Sheldon Silver also wants action: "I am fed ... More >>
Because I am way more impressed with Oliver Stone's W. than many reviewers (the film has a mere 56 percent rating over at softball site metacritic), it seemed like a good time over the weekend to give the director's previous release, World Trade Center, the opportunity to surprise me. And indeed for ... More >>
A new take on 9/11
In his 2001 essay, "From Sabbath Proscriptions to Super Sunday Celebrations: Sports and Religion in America," Joseph L. Price examines the similarity between religious ritual and sports fandom. Price is especially interested in the parallels between religious spaces and ballparks, noting that baseba ... More >>
It was bad enough when the only known casualties of the EPA's lies about the safety of the air downtown after 9/11 were first responders, now add children to that list. Children who breathed the air downtown after 9/11 have increased instances of asthma as compared to other youngsters in the Northe ... More >>
For five years, New York's senior senator said nothing about the toxic cloud that hung over his own constituents.
The frightening link between the 9-11 toxic cloud and cancer
In this week's Voice, Bernice Yeung writes about a woman who lost her son in the World Trade Center on 9-11 and ended up befriending the mother of Al Qaeda terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui. That's Phyllis Rodriguez, at right below, with Moussaoui's mom, Aicha el-Wafi. "I felt for her as a mother," ... More >>
An eyewitness account of 9-11
Phyllis Rodriguez lost her son at the World Trade Center. And then she found the mother of Zacarias Moussaoui.
The looming five-year anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks has triggered new efforts to fill in the gaps (or twist the facts) of the well-studied history of that day. My current/former colleagues Wayne Barrett and Dan Collins have penned a book looking critically at Mayor Giuliani's performance ... More >>
New White House chief of staff challenged Cheney on 9-11
9-11 Commission dealt with several issues by simply ignoring them
The Bloomberg administration's fight for 9-11 secrecy
Katrina stuns, Bush stumbles—time to call the master of disaster
The clash over exactly what story to tell at the ground zero museum
FBI worked hard to cover up a 9-11 cover-upand then hide it some more
A British filmmaker deconstructs the politics of fear exploited by radical Islamists and American neocons alike.
Jersey Girls support him, but a pre-attack warning could haunt him
What's covered in the 9-11 report? What's covered up?
Picking up the pieces of 9-11, putting them in order, trying to make sense
Post9-11 Crackdowns Spurring Prejudice
Not Knowing What Else to Do, Singers Sing 9-11 Songs
The Crash of Flight 587 Has Been Called a Terrible Accident. Buy That Version?