Tag Archives: September 11 attacks

Does the NSA Tap That? What We Still Don’t Know About the Agency’s Internet Surveillance

By Justin Elliott Among the snooping revelations of recent weeks, there have been tantalizing bits of evidence that the NSA is tapping fiber-optic cables that carry nearly all international phone and Internet data. The idea that the NSA is sweeping … Continue reading

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Fact-check: The NSA and Sept. 11

By Justin Elliott In defending the NSA’s sweeping collection of Americans’ phone call records, Obama administration officials have repeatedly pointed out how it could have helped thwart the 9/11 attacks: If only the surveillance program been in place before Sept. … Continue reading

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The ‘pay to grieve’ 9/11 museum is a national disgrace

By Sally Regenhard The world’s most expensive memorial — the National September 11th Memorial and Museum — nearly became a fiscal flatliner, it was learned this week. If it weren’t for billionaire mayor and 9/11 memorial-museum chairman Mike Bloomberg’s “loan” of … Continue reading

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Never Say ‘Never Again’

Our foolish obsession with stopping the next attack. By Juliette Kayyem There will be no politicians at the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. They are no longer invited. Organizers of the memorial have now … Continue reading

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Can the haters shut-up already!!!

What have I heard this morning? Silence. That’s what I hear. This week he shut up the birthers. Saturday night he shut up Donald Trump. Last night, President Obama  not just preempted Celebrity Apprentice but achieved what two previous Presidents were not able to. … Continue reading

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