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  • 2010 Census(121 clicks)
  • 9-11 Commission Report(145 clicks)
    Read what it said
  • A failure in generalship(113 clicks)
    Armed Forces Journal article by Lt. Col. Paul Yingling. ARMY LT. COL. PAUL YINGLING is deputy commander, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment. He has served two tours in Iraq, another in Bosnia and a fourth in Operation Desert Storm. He holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Chicago.
  • ABC 9/11 Docudrama's Right-Wing Roots(110 clicks)
    Lies told by ABC's Path to 9/11
  • ABC's Twisted 'Path to 9/11'(140 clicks)
    Tom Shales
  • Afghan War, Purpose of(115 clicks)
    The Purpose of the Afghan War September 21, 2009 Author: Robert McMahon, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Aliens and Sedition: National Security, Individual Rights and the Law in Historical Perspective(115 clicks)
    "The war on terror has sparked a vigorous debate over how many of our civil liberties, if any, should be sacrificed to keep the public safe from terrorist attack. The conflict between civil liberties and national security has come up before in American history — most notably in the Alien and Sedition Acts at the end of the eighteenth century, President Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus in the Civil War, and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Join moderator Richard Menaker (Menaker & Herrmann LLP) as he discusses this issue with panelists Alan Brinkley (Columbia University), Joanne Freeman (Yale University), Thomas Kean (Chairman of the 9/11 Commission and former Governor of New Jersey), and Mark Neely (Pennsylvania State University)."
  • America at a Crossroads(137 clicks)
    Information about the excellent series on terrorism and war.
  • Angry Eagle with the World Trade Center in the Background(119 clicks)
    Image of the US Eagle showing anger because of the destruction of the World Trade Center.
  • Anthrax Bacteria Likely to Be US military Strain(135 clicks)
    by Debora MacKenzie in New Scientist | 19:00 24 October 01
  • Anthrax. FBI and CIA Suspect Domestic Extremists(168 clicks)
    FBI and CIA Suspect Domestic Extremists. Officials Doubt Any Links to Bin Laden . By Bob Woodward and Dan Eggen, Washington Post Staff Writers, Saturday, October 27, 2001; Page A01
  • Bibliography on War in Iraq, Bush Administration, and 2004 Election(110 clicks)
    by Patrick D. Reagan
  • Bin Laden - Al Qaeda Government Files(126 clicks)
    11,400 pages of U.S. government documents covering the activities Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network.
  • Bush Announces Hussein Capture (2003)(113 clicks)
  • Bush, George W. Administration(144 clicks)
  • C-SPAN Podcast(145 clicks)
    Great resource.
  • County Population Growth Between 2012 and 2013 and ...(143 clicks)
    County Population Growth Between 2012 and 2013 and the Primary Source of Population Change
  • David Chalmers,The Ku Klux Klan(152 clicks)
  • Declassification in Reverse(132 clicks)
    The briefing book that the Archive published today includes 50 year old documents that CIA had impounded at NARA but which have already been published in the State Department's historical series, Foreign Relations of the United States, or have been declassified elsewhere. These documents concern such innocuous matters as the State Department's map and foreign periodicals procurement programs on behalf of the U.S. intelligence community or the State Department's open source intelligence research efforts during 1948.
  • Degrees of Freedom(121 clicks)
    " this episode of BackStory, Peter, Ed, and Brian take on the history of higher ed – exploring earlier battles over the nature and purpose of the collegiate enterprise, and what they mean today."
  • Democracy Under Assault Theopolitics, Incivility and Violence on the Right(117 clicks)
    Michele Swenson. 'Christian Persecution': Corrupted Language, Degraded Civic Discourse and Subversion of Democracy
  • Dick Cheney on Irag, 1994(223 clicks)
    Cheney opposed removing Saddam Hussein because it would lead to trouble in the Middle East.
  • Does Immigration Cost Jobs? (156 clicks)
    Economists say immigration, legal or illegal, doesn't hurt American workers. May 13, 2010
  • Dubya: The surreal afterlife of an ex-President(118 clicks)
  • Economist Poll, February, 2010(137 clicks)
    IN THIS week's Economist/YouGov poll we asked our usual questions about issues like the economy. We also asked a number of questions about the tea-party movement and what my colleague has called "the GOP id". First the highlights from the issues section, then the juicier bits (which you'll want to stick around for):
  • FBI Uniform Crime Reports(129 clicks)
    The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.
  • Freedom of Information Act Reading Room(168 clicks)
    Department of Justice
  • Guantánamo Public Memory Project(141 clicks)
  • HNN Hot Topics: The Tea Party Movement(117 clicks)
    History News Network
  • Homefront Confidential(123 clicks)
    How the War on Terrorism Affects Access to Information and the Public's Right to Know
  • Hunting Bin Laden(136 clicks)
    Hunting Bin Laden is a PBS frontline report.
  • Hurricane Digital Memory Bank(120 clicks)
  • Hurricane Digital Memory Bank (138 clicks)
    The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University and the University of New Orleans organized the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank (HDMB) in partnership with national and Gulf Coast area partners. HDMB was awarded the Award of Merit for Leadership in History, and is the largest free public archive of Katrina and Rita with over 25,000 items in the collection.
  • Hurricanes Katrina & Rita Archives(141 clicks)
  • Iraq War Collection(146 clicks)
  • Iraq: The War Card(110 clicks)
    False Pretenses Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. By Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith
  • January 26, 2003. Current Crisis and Buildup(130 clicks)
    Seattle Times story about WMD before the war
  • Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of Septe(151 clicks)
    In February 2002, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence agreed to conduct a Joint Inquiry into the activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community in connection with the terrorist attacks perpetrated against our nation on September 11, 2001. This report (available as both S. Rept. 107-351 and H. Rept. 107-792) consists of 832 pages that presents the joint inquiry’s findings and conclusions, an accompanying narrative, and a series of recommendations.
  • Ku Klux Klan(158 clicks)
  • Laura Bush Backs Gay Marriage, Abortion Rights(139 clicks)
  • McCain POW Files(133 clicks)
    John McCain Vietnam War POW CIA & Department of Defense Files
  • Mission Accomplished: How Wars End (130 clicks)
  • Nice Party, But Not So Revolutionary(125 clicks)
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom Documents(133 clicks)
    At the request of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the US Army Foreign Military Studies Office has created this portal to provide the general public with access to unclassified documents and media captured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The US Government has made no determination regarding the authenticity of the documents, validity or factual accuracy of the information contained therein, or the quality of any translations, when available. Users who come across documents they feel are inappropriately released may contact the responsible officers at The ODNI press release and public affairs contact information is available at
  • Person of the Week: Scott Ritter(115 clicks)
    September 13, 2002 TIME magazine article by Tony Karon
    State Rankings -- Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Photo of Palestinian Women Weeping(109 clicks)
    A photo of two Palestinian women in East Jerusalem weeping at a memorial to the persons killed in the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • Professor Newt's Distorted History Lesson(132 clicks)
  • Rise of the New Right(126 clicks)
  • Rumsfeld's Roadmap to Propaganda(134 clicks)
    Secret Pentagon "roadmap" calls for "boundaries" between "information operations" abroad and at home but provides no actual limits as long as US doesn't "target" Americans
  • Saddam Hussein Sourcebook(122 clicks)
    Very important site from the National Security Archives.
  • Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh: Iraq Confidential(124 clicks)
    In this edited transcript of an October 19 public conversation sponsored by The Nation Institute at the New York Ethical Culture Society, legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh and former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter discuss how the CIA manipulated and sabotaged the work of UN departments to achieve a hidden foreign policy agenda in the Middle East.
  • September 11 Digital Archive(283 clicks)
    The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them.
  • September 11 Victims(136 clicks)
  • September 11, 2001 : Attack on America(147 clicks)
    Avalon Project
  • September 11, 2001, Documentary Project(122 clicks)
    The September 11, 2001, Documentary Project captures the heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Patriotism and unity mixed with sadness, anger, and insecurity are common themes expressed in this online presentation of almost 200 audio and video interviews, 45 graphic items, and 21 written narratives.
  • September 11, 2001, Documentary Project(126 clicks)
    "The September 11, 2001, Documentary Project captures the heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Patriotism and unity mixed with sadness, anger, and insecurity are common themes expressed in this online presentation of almost 200 audio and video interviews, 45 graphic items, and 21 written narratives."
  • September 11th Digital Archive(190 clicks)
  • September 11th Sourcebooks(121 clicks)
    The horrific September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon brought all of us here at the Archive feelings of rage at the hijackers, grief for the thousands who were murdered, and also determination that we will contribute to finding the best ways for America to respond. The Archive’s mission is to put on the record the primary source documentation that can enrich the policy debate, improve journalism, educate policymakers, and ensure that we don’t reinvent the wheel or repeat the mistakes of the past.
  • Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S.(163 clicks)
    by the Pew Hispanic Center
  • Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S.(125 clicks)
    The most up-to-date compilation of statistics on the Latino population in the United States is based on the Pew Hispanic Center’s tabulations of the 2005 American Community Survey. The statistical portrait includes 32 tables on the social, economic and housing characteristics of Hispanics and other demographic groups, with comparisons to the 2000 Census.
  • Special Editions of US Census(113 clicks)
    Comparative data of 1916, 1967, and 2006
  • Spending Under President George W. Bush(108 clicks)
    Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center. She was previously a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and a research fellow at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.
  • Spending, George W. Bush (138 clicks)
    Bush and his trillion+ dollar budgets.
  • State of the Union Address, 2003(141 clicks)
    Includes justification to launch the Iraq War
  • States of Marriage, The(178 clicks)
    Lots of Ex’s Live in Texas by D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center. October 15, 2009
  • States of Marriage, The(194 clicks)
    Lots of Ex’s Live in Texas by D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center. October 15, 2009
  • Statistical Abstract of the US, 2001(110 clicks)
    Basic source
  • Tea Party Has Deep Feelings But Shallow Backing(123 clicks)
    by David Morris in Congressional Connection Poll
  • Tea Party Movement(128 clicks)
  • Teed Off: The Tea Party, Then and Now (134 clicks)
    In this podcast, the History Guys take a closer look at the Tea Party Movement, and ask what, if anything, 2010 has in common with 1773. They also consider what the history of American populism portends for the Tea Party’s future.
  • Terrorism and U. S. Policy(146 clicks)
    National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 55. Edited by Jeffrey Richelson and Michael L. Evans. September 21, 2001
  • Terrorism, the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and other terrorist groups(107 clicks)
    Links to the Taliban, Christian terrorists, Islam and Islamic fundamentalism, the IRA, the KKK, etc.
  • Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles(136 clicks)
    Bomber's Confessions Point to Explosives Hidden in Toothpaste Tube that Brought Down Civilian Airliner in 1976. Former CIA Agent Posada Goes to Trial May 11
  • The Choice 2004(125 clicks)
    Kerry vs. Bush
  • The Cost of Care(130 clicks)
  • The Long FAQ on Liberalism(152 clicks)
    Definitions and myth debunking
  • The Pentagon's Counterspies(166 clicks)
  • The Record on Curveball(127 clicks)
    Declassified Documents and Key Participants Show the Importance of Phony Intelligence in the Origins of the Iraq War
  • The Rise of the 60-Vote Senate(129 clicks)
  • The Senate Then and Now(121 clicks)
  • The Torture Question(119 clicks)
    In "The Torture Question", FRONTLINE traces the history of how decisions made in Washington in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11 -- including an internal administration battle over the Geneva Conventions -- led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Iraq.
  • The WTO History Project(148 clicks)
    "The WTO History Project is largely and primarily a response to the momentous protests that took place on November 29-December 3, 1999 in Seattle during the WTO Ministerial meetings. Those of us involved with the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies (HBCLS) believe it is the responsibility of the major research-oriented labor studies program and major research university in the region to document such a transformative but local events in a way that will make them useful and accessible to scholars present and future."
  • To quarterback behind the scenes, third-party efforts’: the tobacco industry and the Tea Party(164 clicks)
  • Top Secret Polo Step(125 clicks)
    The U.S. Central Command's war plan for invading Iraq postulated in August 2002 that the U.S. would have only 5,000 troops left in Iraq as of December 2006, according to the Command's PowerPoint briefing slides, which were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and are posted on the Web today by the National Security Archive
  • Torture Archive, The(129 clicks)
  • U.S. Reconnaissance Satellites: Domestic Targets(156 clicks)
    Documents Describe Use of Satellites in Support of Civil Agencies. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 229. Edited by Jeffrey Richelson. Posted - September 14, 2007
  • Up From Zero(130 clicks)
    Freecopy of “Up From Zero”, a documentary film that pays tribute to the brave men and women of the New York City building trades who put themselves on the line on September 11, 2001 – and for nine months afterward – to reclaim Ground Zero.
  • Usama Bin Laden(137 clicks)
  • War Against Terror(127 clicks)
    CNN Special, 2001
  • War on Terrorism Web Sites(120 clicks)
    Excellent links to a variety of opinions and news including about September 11, 2001.
  • War on Terrorism: Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida(108 clicks)
  • Weapons of Mass Delusion(118 clicks)
    In the months before March 2003, protesters around the world were joined by heads of state, U.N. officials, and religious leaders speaking out against the invasion. They labeled it a "war of aggression." But while these events were unfolding, Scott Ritter, a former intelligence officer holding the rank of Major in the U.S. Marine Corps, was warning Americans that they were being manipulated. From 1991 to 1998, he led the U.N. weapons inspection team in Iraq. He was the world's foremost expert on Saddam Hussein's weapons program. Ritter's team was able to determine the true status of the weapons program in Iraq, which was essentially inoperative and posed no immediate threat either to America or Iraq's neighbors. In his speech before a Los Angeles audience, Ritter gives his analysis of the real reasons for the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
  • What Would the Tea Party Do?(138 clicks)
    Gulf Oil Spill, 2010
  • Why Are You Not Dead Yet?(219 clicks)
  • Why Guantánamo Bothers Me(125 clicks)
    By Stephen Schwab
  • ‘To quarterback behind the scenes, third-party efforts’: the tobacco industry and the Tea Party(137 clicks)
    research paper
  • ‘To quarterback behind the scenes, third-party efforts’: the tobacco industry and the Tea Party(139 clicks)