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  • The Never-Ending 9/11

    Remembering those who led us into ruin
      The event had done so much more damage to us than the loss of a few buildings and 3,000 American neighbors. I came to understand that Osama bin Laden had infected us with the very disease that had driven him to do what he did.
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  • Capturing the Moment, Again

      We haven't forgotten those memories, just as we haven't forgotten our promise not to forget in the larger sense. But not forgetting isn't the same as learning from.
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  • We Learned Nothing

    Americans still stupid and vulnerable
      The collective attention of the nation was finally focused on problems that had gone neglected for many years. 9/11 was a chance to get smart--but we blew it.
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  • Mosque Deaf

    Old racists never die; they just fake dismay
      Life's too short to waste any of it trying to tell ignorant xenophobic idiots anything. Especially when they're having so damn much fun being ignorant xenophobic idiots.
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  • The Fear Decade

    Since 9/11, we've embraced our inner coward
      Once, we Americas did brave things: We crossed the English Channel, knowing that most of us would die on the beach in Normandy. We sat at the lunch counter in the Deep South, waiting for white goons to beat us up.
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