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National Security Agency Expert James Bamford Talks Secrets and Liesnew

The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America presents an account of the drastic and ominous shift in the agency's mission and tactics over the past seven years.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Lee Gardner  |  11-14-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Preventing Another 9/11 Means the U.S. Must Reverse Coursenew

The notion that fighting terrorism overseas is the only way to prevent it from happening at home is worse than wrong -- it's the exact opposite
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  09-18-2008  |  Commentary

Conspiracy Hits the Big Screennew

Were the 9/11 hijackers just patsies in an elaborate plan hatched by the New American Century to shore up support for a beleaguered president on the heels of a highly contested election? Nope. But Jarek Kupsc thinks so, and he's made a movie about it.
Boulder Weekly  |  Dylan Otto Krider  |  09-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Martin Amis Favors Language Over Logic to Make Sense of 9/11new

It's not surprising that a writer known more for his turns of phrase than his political acumen turned in The Second Plane, an aesthetically pleasing work of weak analysis.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Stacy J. Willis  |  09-11-2008  |  Nonfiction

Sweatshop Union Brings Its Politically Conscious Hip-hop to Americanew

Not many hip-hop artists hail from Vancouver, and even fewer can claim Iranian heritage and a father who spent 10 years as a political prisoner.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  09-09-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Andre Dubus III Tells a Pre-Sept. 11 Tale from the Darker Corners of Floridanew

Like his last novel, 1999's House of Sand and Fog, his latest demonstrates with haunting clarity that Dubus is supremely qualified for the position.
INDY Week  |  Bronwen Dickey  |  06-12-2008  |  Fiction

Obama: The Other White Meat

Barack Obama promises change. When he gets the chance to start a national conversation about U.S. foreign policy, however, he punts.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  05-07-2008  |  Commentary

Those Who Promise to be 'Tough on Terror' Ignore Its Root Causesnew

American intervention overseas, from never-ending sanctions on Iraq to permanent military bases on the Arabian Peninsula, is without question the primary cause for 9/11 and the current terrorist threat, a point the 9/11 Commission Report also made perfectly clear. But this is not the answer America is used to hearing from its politicians.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  05-07-2008  |  Commentary

Q&A: Scott Ritter, Former UN Weapons Inspectornew

Ritter talks about what the U.S. should do in Iraq and Iran.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  05-02-2008  |  War

9/11: Six Years Later, Are We Any Safer?new

On this September 11, even as bin Laden remains at large, we are still waist-deep in The Big Sandy, with a mission lacking closure and yet another demand for supplemental billions of dollars in funding for endless war en route from the White House to Congress for a likely rubber-stamped approval.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Courtney Haden  |  09-10-2007  |  Commentary

Marilynn Rosenthal Wanted Us to Understand 9/11new

The 9/11 book she worked on for more than five years, a combined biography of her son Josh and 23-year-old jihadist Marwan al-Shehhi, remains unpublished after her death earlier this month, but her daughter hopes to change that.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  09-04-2007  |  War

Everything We Know About Security Is Wrongnew

So says counterterrorism contrarian Bruce Schneier -- and the Transportation Security Administration is listening.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Jonathan Kaminsky  |  08-22-2007  |  Crime & Justice

History Happensnew

Americans can't prevent catastrophe, no matter how many bureaucratic security measures they create.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  06-25-2007  |  Commentary

9/11 Families Fight to Get Loved Ones' Bodies Out of the Dumpnew

Next month, a federal judge is expected to rule on whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city by 17 family members of 9/11 victims, which claims it negligently handled human remains that were brought to Fresh Kills following the WTC attacks.
New York Press  |  Joe Pompeo  |  05-11-2007  |  Disasters

The Algiers Connectionnew

Sofaine Laimeche's long friendship with a 9/11 suspect has put his future in America in doubt.
Phoenix New Times  |  Ray Stern  |  04-17-2007  |  Crime & Justice

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