Eleven years after the attacks on 9-11 and the subsequent Ground Zero volunteer cleanup that left thousands sickened, the federal government finally added cancer to the list of illnesses linked to the attacks.
|By: Michelle Chen Saturday June 23, 2012 12:00 pm|
More than a decade after the Twin Towers came crashing down, the disaster still weighs heavily on the bodies of workers and survivors. A federal panel’s recent decision on cancers related to 9/11 could bring some long awaited relief, as well as new challenges for sick survivors of Ground Zero.
The panel’s analysis may open a channel for covering various forms of cancer through the healthcare fund of the federal Zadroga Act, which offers compensation for sicknesses resulting from the disaster. Though the multi-billion dollar fund won’t expand without further congressional action, the panel’s decision is a boost for survivors who had previously met resistance from lawmakers who were reluctant to include cancer care in the program, fearing the potential financial liability.
|By: Attaturk Thursday May 5, 2011 1:30 am|
How dare a Democrat ever act like a politician! Why the nerve.
|By: Allison Hantschel Monday May 2, 2011 8:00 pm|
Could we have had the champagne at Ground Zero, could we have had the dancing and the singing, the silence and the reflection, the closure and the open wounds, without the past 10 years of pointless death in Iraq and Afghanistan? There were no military casualties from killing bin Laden, the president said, and it hit me like a fist in the gut. Could we have done this, brought justice however brutal, without killing another American soul?
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday March 14, 2011 5:00 pm|
Beth Murphy’s warm and uplifting documentary Beyond Belief follows two women’s ability to transform the shattering events of 9/11 into a message of hope. Susan Retik and Patti Quigley, upper middle class, pregnant New England soccer moms lost their husbands in 9/11. Introduced by mutual friends, they formed a fast friendship and through their conversations [...]
|By: watertiger Monday August 23, 2010 8:00 pm|
Mosque haters get paid federal bucks to paint themselves into a corner.
|By: Scarecrow Wednesday August 18, 2010 6:20 pm|
Howard Dean, who once stood for some decent principles, tells us that those who want to build a Muslim center in New York City should be looking for a “compromise” that would place the center somewhere that didn’t cause a controversy. So long, Howard.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 17, 2010 11:50 am|
Chris Cillizza must have been the first one with his hand up in the Washington Post editorial meeting to volunteer to write the “Democrats in disarray” piece, about the Cordoba House project. He must have dialed with glee into all the campaigns and heard all the anguished responses. I particularly enjoyed the anonymous operative at the front of the article, who said, “Obama is right on substance but wrong on politics, and right now we need to focus on politics.”
|By: David Dayen Monday August 16, 2010 2:45 pm|
Sharron Angle had been pressuring Reid to pick a side in the controversy for the last week. Seeing that Reid came around to her position on the matter, surely she will now quit the race and join the Senate Majority Leader’s staff.
|By: mikeyhemlok Sunday August 15, 2010 6:45 am|
Depending upon their willingness to demonstrate a straight-up, full on bigotry or a kinder and gentler sort of discrimination, opponents of the Cordoba House project will tell you it’s about Islamists, Muslims, or the victims of 9/11. Their opponents counter that it’s about freedom of religion, the constitutional guarantees of liberty and basic human values of tolerance and diversity.