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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 …
Right Wing Nut House:   9/11: FROM NEWS, TO HISTORY, TO MYTH
Kit Jarrell /
9/11 : I Remember
Discussion: In the Bullpen
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
Evan Thomas / MSNBC:
How Bush Blew It  —  Bureaucratic timidity.  Bad phone lines.  And a failure of imagination.  Why the government was so slow to respond to catastrophe.  —  Newsweek  —  Sept. 19, 2005 issue - It's a standing joke among the president's top aides: who gets to deliver the bad news?
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 …
Sissy Willis / sisu:
Let's roll! … Where some see crescents, others see apple pie.  Michelle Malkin and other A-list bloggers we usually see eye to eye with are seeing red and whipping their readers into a primal frenzy over things they see that others don't.  She's impugning the motives of Los Angeles architect Paul Murdoch …
Dean / Dean's World:
Perpetual Indignance As Political Expression
Discussion: sisu
Washington Post:
Poll Shows Kilgore Ahead of Kaine in Va.  —  Republican Jerry W. Kilgore is leading in the Virginia governor's race despite efforts by Democrat Timothy M. Kaine to tap widespread satisfaction with Gov. Mark R. Warner's performance, according to a new Washington Post poll.
Discussion: MyDD and Commonwealth Conservative
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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