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Cao / Cao's Blog:
Never Forget  —  Tribute to 9/11.  —  Tribute in Light.  —  My husband and I were both working that day, I remember hearing about this from someone who was watching the news in the break room.  All day long we were following this news...watching the videos, and amazingly …
Romeocat / CatHouse Chat:
Four years ago - never forget  —  Four years ago... September 11, 2001.  What were you doing?  What was I doing?  What happened that day?  —  I had just dropped the Darling Munchkin off for school.  She was just starting First Grade, and really liked her new teacher, Mrs. Stelman.
Right Wing Nut House:   9/11: FROM NEWS, TO HISTORY, TO MYTH
The Mad / Ravings of a Mad Tech:
9/11: My Remberance by Todd D. Miller
Discussion: PoliBlog
Jay / Stop the ACLU:
The Wide Awakes Remember
Kit Jarrell /
9/11 : I Remember
Discussion: In the Bullpen
Mike Allen / Time:
Living Too Much in the Bubble?  —  A bungled initial response to Katrina exposed the perils of a rigid, insular White House.  Inside Bush's plan to show he isn't isolated  —  President bush was seated in the white house situation Room, watching military and disaster officials beaming …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Louisiana Failed To Follow A Flawed Plan: Florida  —  Today's Palm Beach Post takes a look at the Katrina response from a Floridian point of view, one that has plenty of experience with hurricane devastation and response.  The verdict of Florida's emergency response officials …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Katrina: Incompetence Distilled  —  The New York Times has a feature story in its Sunday edition that supposedly looks at the frustration of coordinating the local, state, and federal responses to Hurricane Katrina.  However, the article by a crew of Times writers instead inadvertently encapsulates …
Dusting Off The Manual  —  Kevin reports that Time magazine says the Republicans have a three point plan for a comeback after Katrina: … There's one other little way to gin up base conservative voters that we can already see developing on the shout fest and gasbags shows.
Discussion: NewsHog and Crooks and Liars
Places Where the System Broke Down
M.E. Sprengelmeyer / Rocky Mountain News:
Black-and-blue Brown  —  Disaster point man has been beat up by jobs, friends say  —  WASHINGTON - As criticism of him grew this week, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown sent a candid e-mail to family and friends.  —  "I don't mind the negative press (well, actually …
Discussion: Think Progress
Washington Post:
The Steady Buildup to a City's Chaos  —  Confusion Reigned At Every Level Of Government  —  Walter Maestri had dreaded this call for a decade, ever since he took over emergency management for Jefferson Parish, a marshy collection of suburbs around New Orleans.
Patients put down  —  DOCTORS working in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans killed critically ill patients rather than leave them to die in agony as they evacuated.  —  With gangs of rapists and looters rampaging through wards in the flooded city, senior doctors took the harrowing decision …
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS:
Tape Released: American al Qaeda Member Warns of Attacks  —  Names Los Angeles and Melbourne as Next Targets  —  Sept. 11, 2005 — In an apparent Sept. 11 communiqué broadcast on ABC News, an al Qaeda operative threatens new attacks against cities in the US and Australia.
Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Terror war all but forgotten on home front  —  Sept. 11, 2005 — the fourth anniversary of the start of the war.  That is, if you believe it's a ''war'' A lot of people didn't want to, even in those first days.  —  About a week after, one of my local radio stations held a fund-raiser and this is how their trailer for it opened.
Nancy Benac / Associated Press:
Katrina Exodus Could Change Political Mix  —  WASHINGTON - Population shifts caused by the exodus of hurricane victims from the Gulf Coast could have ripple effects for years to come in Louisiana political races and perhaps beyond.  —  How big depends on how many people stay away …
Gribbit's Word  —  A Conservative's View of the World  —  Remember Today And NEVER Forget  —  Four years ago today, our world as we knew it came to an end.  Those who wished to stay away from the terrorist fearing life were content to use the vast oceans of the planet to insulate us …
Sept. 11: What were you doing four years ago today?

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