December 29, 2010

Republicans Block U.S. Health Aid for 9/11 Workers

Republican senators blocked Democratic legislation that sought to provide medical care to rescue workers and others who became ill as a result of breathing in toxic fumes, dust and smoke at the site of the World Trade Center attack in 2001.  Republicans are concerned with the funding of this $7.4 billion legislation.  Democrats have argued that there is a moral obligation to assist those who put their lives at risk during the rescue and clean […]
July 26, 2010

In Battle to Build Mosque Near Ground Zero, Opponents Ask 'Why There?'

On June 13, 2010, New York’s Landmarks Preservation Commission held a hearing to provide a forum for the public to state their positions on the proposed mosque and community center to be built near Ground Zero.  Supporters of the Park Place preservation are opposed to a project by the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement to build their mosque and community center so close to the site where the twin towers of […]