Tag Archive: 9/11

Sep 25

High anxiety: Had your dose of peace today?

Anxiety seems to grip our society these days. September 11 brought fears of flying and of the mail. Airlines heighten security and try to attract passengers with low fares and bonus frequent flyer miles. Homeland security alerts heighten tensions. Should we worry about this bridge, that building or tonight’s sporting event? A necessary war with …

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Jul 30

Depending on the kindness of strangers:The only sure result of Detroit’s bankruptcy is that armies of lawyers will make bales of money

  The other shoe finally dropped in Detroit. The once-proud city — variously known as “Motown,” “the Arsenal of Democracy,” and “the City of Champions” — filed for bankruptcy. There’s a local effort to head off the filing, but most people don’t think it will get anywhere. Detroit’s the largest American city ever to do …

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May 20

Middle Eastern re-run

Can you hear it? Conservatives are beating their war drums and banging their tambourines, trying to gin up support for U.S. intervention in Syria. Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have been particularly vocal about their desire to get us deeply embroiled in yet another Middle Eastern conflict. They …

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May 07

Don’t hang it up: Landlines create a lifeline for rural Texans

The past few decades have been one of breathtaking change in telephone communications technology. Nowadays, we Texans are able to connect with family, friends and business associates via traditional landline telephones, and through video, voice and data communications delivered over integrated wireline and wireless networks. Despite this remarkable leap in technology, universally available landline phone …

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Apr 20

Let's lace up and keep running: We can’t close down the world and huddle in our houses after the Boston Marathon attack.

I started running about four years ago to lose weight. At first I hated it. My lungs burned and my head hurt and every footstep felt like sledge hammers pounding on my calves. I persisted out of stubbornness. I’d bought a good pair of shoes and I didn’t want to waste them. A few months …

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Sep 05

Al-Qaeda Lost the Battle Long Ago

By John Feffer Osama bin Laden didn’t live to see the 10th anniversary of September 11. And his organization, according to many U.S. government insiders, is on its last legs since his death at the hands of U.S. Special Forces in May. “We’re within reach of strategically defeating al-Qaeda,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently observed. …

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Aug 31

Endless war isn’t the answer to 9/11

By Jim Cason Tens of millions of people will soon observe the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. In New York City, the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died on that day will be read out loud and Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama will join the families of the victims …

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Aug 31

Remembering 9/11

By Greg Asimakoupoulos Where were you on September 11, 2001? That’s a question the vast majority of Americans can easily answer. On that unforgettable Tuesday morning I was driving to work listening to the radio. The announcer interrupted the music and read a news bulletin. First reports indicated a small single-engine plane had crashed into …

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