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5:45 PM ET, September 11, 2011

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Paul Krugman:
The Years of Shame  —  Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?  —  Actually, I don't think it's me, and it's not really that odd.  —  What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful.
Ynetnews:
Was Iran behind 9/11?  —  US lawsuit charges that Iran, Hezbollah involved in facilitation of September 11 attacks.  Ynetnews presents special report about dramatic revelations that could change everything we knew about 9/11  —  Ronen Bergman  —  Commission members didn't know what to do.
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Pajamas Media
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New York Times:
Bush and Obama: Side by Side at Ground Zero  —  Amid all the dignitaries who gather Sunday on the site of the World Trade Center to pay tribute to those who died there 10 years ago, two will inevitably stand out: President Obama and former President George W. Bush, whose terms in office …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
The Meaning of 9/11  —  From my essay introducing The Atlantic's special coverage of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:  —  What we saw on the morning of September 11, 2001 was evil made manifest.  The terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon …
Discussion: The Mahablog and normblog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
In leaked custody filing, ‘heedless’ Weprin; ‘dirty politics’ alleged  —  As the unexpectedly heated race for Anthony Weiner's old seat draws to a close, POLITICO has obtained a 25-year old child custody ruling that paints Democratic candidate David Weprin in a searingly negative light.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
NY-9 mailer depicts mosque, ground zero  —  New York Republicans have sent out a kitchen-sink mailer in the hotly-contested Queens congressional special election depicting a mosque superimposed over the scarred Ground Zero site on one side, and Democrat David Weprin alongside President Barack Obama on the other.
Andy Bloxham / Telegraph:
9/11 anniversary: Muslim protesters burn US flag outside embassy in London  —  A group of Muslim protesters set fire to an American flag outside the US embassy in London during a minute's silence to mark the moment that the first hijacked airliner hit the World Trade Center 10 years ago.
Washington Post:
Steven Pearlstein  —  The magical world of voodoo ‘economists’  —  If you came up with a bumper sticker that pulls together the platform of this year's crop of Republican presidential candidates, it would have to be:  —  Repeal the 20th century.  Vote GOP.
New York Times:
Democrats Fret Aloud Over Obama's Chances  —  Democrats are expressing growing alarm about President Obama's re-election prospects and, in interviews, are openly acknowledging anxiety about the White House's ability to strengthen the president's standing over the next 14 months.
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The covert commander in chief  —  It's an interesting anomaly of Barack Obama's presidency that this liberal Democrat, known before the 2008 election for his antiwar views, has been so comfortable running America's secret wars.  —  Obama's leadership style — and the continuity …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and The TrogloPundit
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Let's Roll Over  —  Waiting to be interviewed on the radio the other day, I found myself on hold listening to a public-service message exhorting listeners to go to 911day.org and tell their fellow citizens how they would be observing the tenth anniversary of the, ah, “tragic events.”
Robert J. Barro / New York Times:
How to Really Save the Economy  —  Robert Barro is a professor of economics at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.  —  THE United States is in the third year of a grand experiment by the Obama administration to revive the economy through enormous borrowing …
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
George W. Bush's Flight 93 Memorial Dedication Speech  —  A memorial for the victims of Flight 93 was dedicated in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Saturday.  —  Former President George W. Bush addressed attendees on the meaning of 9/11 and its tenth anniversary (video of entire speech follows with transcript):
Discussion: Associated Press
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Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Bush, Clinton honor the heroes of Flight 93 at memorial's dedication
Discussion: The Politico
 
 
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