Sunday Late Night: and… Exhale

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 8:01 pm

Behind us, then, this last and greatest anniversary: perhaps? Without forgetting the victims or disrespecting their loved ones — might it be? Can we now move on?

The Fed Warms to More Monetary Easing

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 7:10 pm

Thoughts turn to monetary policy, and yesterday we saw at least some movement toward some action on that front. In addition to Charles Evans of the Chicago Fed talking unusually rationally about the crisis of high unemployment, Ben Bernanke hinted at more steps.

Let’s Not Bicker and Argue over Who Killed Who

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 6:21 pm

Shorter Fred Hiatt…

They Should Call 9/11 “First Responders Day”

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 5:33 pm

I cannot believe that Eric Cantor, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, thinks that slashing first-responder money nearly in half is the way to deal with disasters.

September 11 should be called “First Responders Day” as it showed America and the world the heroism and sacrifice of our police, firemen, and and medical people.

Obama Administration Comes Back to Liberal Wonks for Job Creation Ideas

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 4:45 pm

The White House wants you to believe that the American Jobs Act is loaded up with bipartisan solutions once preferred by Republicans. And to some extent, that’s true. But there are a number of Easter eggs in here, policy ideas that originated with liberal policy groups. The White House may be touting the bipartisan bona fides on the top line. They may have frozen out the liberal policy shops for years. But when the time comes to save their bacon with jobs programs, they come back to the liberal wonks.

Reflecting on 9/11 Through Song

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 4:00 pm

The deluge of 9/11 reflections and editorials on the aftermath has been overwhelming. It is tempting to contribute more commentary on how the US has responded to terrorism and what the government has treated as “terrorism” since the attacks. It would be easy to go through incident by incident and point to atrocity after atrocity, loss of liberty after loss of liberty to show that the US has responded in a way that likely brought joy to Islamic extremists seeking to wage war against America. But, as I sit and think about 9/11, how it defined my teenage years and transformation into the writer I am today, I find it more appropriate reflect through some the music the event has inspired.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Stephen Glain, State vs. Defense: The Battle to Define America’s Empire

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 1:59 pm

As U.S. drones continue to take flight over Pakistani soil and that country’s restive population becomes more and more resentful of what it views as excessive foreign meddling in its affairs by various actors – the West, Al Qaeda-inspired terrorists, and its old rival India – I think the topic of empire is more relevant than ever to the two countries that I consider my own.

Japan: March 11, 2011

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 1:00 pm

Six months ago today, a titanic earthquake rocked Japan and launched a catastrophic tsunami that topped 130 feet in some places. 20,000 people died or are still missing (16,000 dead, 4,000 missing). Today, while Americans mourn the deaths of 3,000 killed in the 9/11 attacks, the people of Japan are still struggling to comprehend the greatest challenge to their nation since World War II. It will take years to recover.

Krugman is Right: We Should Be Ashamed of What Happened after 9/11

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 11:50 am

The far-right is flipping out over Paul Krugman’s remarks about 9/11 today.

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