Sarah Springer Torres

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Sept. 11 secrets: The amazing life — and death — of an Internet pioneer on Flight 11

<b>Danny Lewin (Da Capo Press)</b><p>A plane that struck the Trade Center carried one of the Web’s geniuses, who may have been the day’s first casualty<p>Molly Knight Raskin<p>September 11, 2013 10:50am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the …

The NSA-Reform Paradox: Stop Domestic Spying, Get More Security

The nation can survive the occasional terrorist attack, but our freedoms can't survive an invulnerable leader like Keith Alexander operating within inadequate constraints.<p>Leaks from the whistleblower Edward Snowden have catapulted the NSA into newspaper headlines and demonstrated that it has become …

The right’s Obamacare obsession is destroying the Republican Party

<b>Justin Amash, John Boehner (AP/Carlos Osorio/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Conservatives’ Ahab-like determination to destroy Obamacare is actually obliterating their own party<p>Brian Beutler<p>September 11, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>The right's Ahab-like determination to destroy Obamacare has so thoroughly overtaken the …

Here Are Some Of The Poignant Artifacts You'll See At The New 9/11 Memorial Museum

When it opens in the spring of next year, The 9/11 Memorial Museum will honor the memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing.<p>The museum will feature oral histories from survivors and first responders, as well as …

World Trade Center

Lessons From a Pocket Radio on 9/11

<b>On this day, twelve years ago,</b> I was on a train going into Washington, DC. I was inbound, heading for the think-tank where I was spending the year as a "fellow" before going to a meeting in the Pentagon later in the day. It was a brilliant blue-sky day. Then some asshats parked a Boeing product in …

Remembering 9/11

<b>It means</b> different things in different places, folks.<p>Years later I secretly looked up the definition of the word "degollar" (to slit someone's throat) in the Sopena dictionary - that was right after the assassination of José Manuel Parada, Santiago Nattino, and Manuel Guerrero in 1985. The three …

Obama Marks 9/11 With Nod to Benghazi, Syria Crisis

From the White House to Capitol Hill to the Pentagon -- and at countless ceremonies around the country -- Wednesday brought a solemn step back from …

Re-remembering

A few of the remarkable stories of 9/11 that I’ve come across today — some old, some new, all indelible:<p>The first victim of 9/11.<p>An unlikely hero: …

Unemployment numbers are falling: Should we be worried?

The numbers went down for a variety of reasons, and it might create issues for the Federal Reserve<p>Rich Miller<p>September 9, 2013 10:16pm (UTC)<p>Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The good news may be bad news for the Federal Reserve as it considers when to begin scaling back its stimulus.<p>While unemployment dropped …

Hawaii Governor Calls Special Session For Marriage Equality Bill

The session is called for October 28.<p>WASHINGTON — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday called a special session of the Hawaii legislature for Oct. 28 for consideration of a marriage equality bill.<p>"This is now the 20th year of discussion that has taken place on the issue and associated issues on …

Congress Greets Potential Diplomatic Solution To Syria With Relief

Lawmakers, eager to avoid casting a politically difficult vote, welcome Russian plan. "I'm not convinced that [striking] is the best thing for America to do and I'm heartened by the reports of an offer by the Russians to negotiate an agreement for the international community," said a Democratic …

Rand Paul to Senate: “˜The President Must Make the Case for War’

In a let­ter to his fel­low sen­at­ors Monday, Re­pub­lic­an Rand Paul urged his col­leagues to vote “no” on a res­ol­u­tion be­fore Con­gress to …

Rand Paul

Recall Politics Gone Wild

The NRA may score a big victory in a Colorado recall aimed at punishing legislators who pushed through the state’s new gun law. But here’s why it …

White House Makes Clear: We Can Attack Syria Without Congress

"He believes he has the authority."<p>White House Press Secretary Jay Carney reiterated remarks from the White House counsel Monday that President Obama has the authority to order a military strike on Syria even if Congress votes against authorization.<p>"The president believes that congressional …

No One Has Any Idea Whether Obama Will Approve The Keystone XL Pipeline

The thinking went that the Canadian oil sands — out of which the pipeline would run — were going to be developed anyway, and the project had the potential to be used as a political bargaining chip by the administration.<p>But a new mega-take in the New Yorker from Ryan Lizza shows that at this point, …

Bill Clinton

Syria’s other ally: North Korea

Russia and Iran have overtly backed the Assad regime but North Korea could be helping as well<p>Geoffrey Cain<p>September 9, 2013 3:43pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>SEOUL, South Korea — The Obama administration’s push for a military strike against Syria is in full swing, …