Morning Maddow – 11-3-2014

  The Rachel Maddow Blog World Trade Center reopens for business. (AP)   Pres. Obama: ‘Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote.’ (Politico)   Independent candidate drops out of Connecticut governor’s race, endorses Republican. (Hartford Courant)   Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox on why she felt she had to fight Govs. Christie and LePage. (Portland Press Herald)   The armed… More Morning Maddow – 11-3-2014

10 things you need to know today: November 3, 2014

The Week 1. Netanyahu tries to calm tensions in East Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to diffuse unrest in East Jerusalem by vowing to maintain the 47-year-old rules that dictate worship at one of the holiest sites in the Middle East. The shrine, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Noble… More 10 things you need to know today: November 3, 2014

September 11, 2001 – A Personal Retrospective

The following retrospective is a repost from September 11, 2010: Whenever I would fly into my hometown of New York City, the one thing that I would look for to let me know that I was “really home” were the Twin Towers, glistening in the sun as if to say, “you’re home”. I also loved walking on the Brooklyn… More September 11, 2001 – A Personal Retrospective

World Trade Center, Built With Union Labor, Is Now America’s Tallest Building

Think Progress One World Trade Center, which will replace the World Trade Center towers that fell in the September 11 terrorist attacks, became the tallest building in the United States this morning when workers hoisted a 408-foot spire atop it. At 1,776 feet tall, the building is now the tallest in the United States and the third-tallest… More World Trade Center, Built With Union Labor, Is Now America’s Tallest Building

Wonderful Montage Shows Nearly Every Film Appearance Of The Twin Towers

I will always share an affinity for the Twin Towers, with so many other Americans. I’m a New Yorker and have admired those buildings since they opened in the early 70’s. The following montage is awesome.  Kudos to Dan Meth, the video’s editor. Mediaite  Unsurprisingly, we’re currently being inundated with tributes to the victims, survivors,… More Wonderful Montage Shows Nearly Every Film Appearance Of The Twin Towers

The 9/11 Tapes

Gawker The New York Times has assembled and posted more than two hours of military, air traffic, and airline radio communications—some of it never before heard in public—from the morning of September 11, 2001. It is depressing and fascinating. Astonishingly, a complete archive of the available audio documenting the attacks from the perspective of air traffic controllers and… More The 9/11 Tapes

Twin Tower Cameos

Twin Tower Cameos Follow my videos on vodpod I will always share an affinity for the Twin Towers, with so many other Americans. I’m a New Yorker and have admired those buildings since they opened in the early 70’s. The following montage is awesome.  Kudos to Dan Meth, the video’s editor. Mediaite  Unsurprisingly, we’re currently… More Twin Tower Cameos

King Hearing Casts Muslim Americans as Clueless, ‘Not Intellectually Equipped’

The fact is, it is Rep. King who is clueless and not intellectually equipped! The Nation When Representative Keith Ellison, one of just two Muslim members of Congress, broke down during Representative Peter King’s hearing on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response,” you could feel the entire room… More King Hearing Casts Muslim Americans as Clueless, ‘Not Intellectually Equipped’

Katie Couric: Maybe We Need A Muslim Version Of The Cosby Show

The problem with Katy Couric’s logic is two-fold.  The Bill Cosby Show did not reduced racial tensions in our country, witness the past three years.  Secondly, Muslims view their religion as the foundation of their life.  How will Islam  play out on a sitcom?  Not very well, I’m sure… Meidaite As 2010 comes to a close, the media industry… More Katie Couric: Maybe We Need A Muslim Version Of The Cosby Show