Joe Conason / TruthdigAug 5, 2010
No recent controversy has so plainly revealed the hollow values of the American right than the effort to prevent the construction of a community center in Lower Manhattan because it will include a mosque. It is a senseless attack on one of America's most sacred traditions. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 4, 2010
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a look back through his city's religious history as he took the podium Tuesday in support of the planned Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in Manhattan. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 23, 2010
Right-wingers like Sarah Palin know that nothing gets Americans hot under the collar like some good old-fashioned wordplay. Take "death panels" as one recent example of fanciful rhetorical styling for political gain. Or how about this one: "Ground Zero mosque." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 27, 2010
Following a sometimes lively debate Tuesday night, a Manhattan community board voted in favor of a plan to build the Cordoba House, a mosque and Muslim cultural center, near ground zero. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 3, 2009
It was partly intended as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on New York's Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, but, considering America's bellicose response to that tragedy, it's hard not to read more into the story of the USS New York, a new Navy warship constructed partly from melted-steel remnants of the World Trade Center. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 20, 2007
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had hoped to lay a wreath at ground zero during his upcoming visit to New York "in order to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorists attack of Sept. 11, 2001," but local authorities and America's U.N. ambassador have both said no way to the request. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 12, 2007
Mourners, visitors and public figures converged in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania to observe the anniversary of Sept. 11 at or near the sites where the terrorist attacks took place six years ago. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 12, 2007
Rudy Giuliani switched to damage-control mode Friday in an effort to minimize the negative impact of a comment he made to the press Thursday at a Cincinnati baseball game. Referring to his dedication to the rescue and relief efforts at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Giuliani said Thursday that he was at ground zero "as often, if not more, than most of the workers." Whoops. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Blair Golson / TruthdigApr 26, 2006
New York State officials complete a deal with World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein that will break the development logjam that has plagued the site for almost five years.
Why Gov. Pataki didn't invoke eminent domain here a long time ago is a mystery to us. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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