TomPaine.com Stories

TomPaine.com -- a liberal advocacy organization -- distributed a public call on August 12, 2002 for 300 word "opinion advertisement" similar to those that the organization had been running regularly in the op-ed page of The New York Times. TomPaine.com received hundreds of submissions from the public, most of which the September 11 Digital Archive has preserved here.

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To Those Who Represent U.S. Citizens Dissent is the life-blood of a free nation. The alarming and dangerous usurpation and consolidation of power by the Bush Administration has been an anemic drai...

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"The Irony of It" The irony of it: that an act so dastardly in and of itself should act so diabolically upon those who have survived it; that those of us who were so rocked with grief and pain...

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POEM: The Bully Pulpit Before the Twin Towers, the USA thought it was number one and acted like it. Kid bullied kid in school till the bullied shot back. The governor of Texas did the s...

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THE QUESTION In the storm of emotion resulting from these dreadful events ñ horror, rage, grief, fear, bewilderment, desire for revenge ñ calm and objectivity are naturally far to seek, and it wou...

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agenda interrupted It is only now that the damage from last Septembers staggeringly cold-hearted attack can be assessed. Its no longer counted in lives lost, but in a wounding to the national sou...

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9/11-THE AGENDA INTERRUPTED AND THE LESSONS LEARNED The seemingly gratuitous events of 9/11 that led to the violent deaths of so many and the destruction of the towers that had come to symbolize...

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The Top Ten Ironies 9-11-01 The difficulties in narrowing down the ten most ironic things over the past year were enormous. Almost everything that happened was ironic. Unfortunately, man...

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"Toward a More Perfect Union","Living in Rome Living in Rome, you could be forgiven For forgetting your country is at war. You could be forgiven for believing That while you might be inconvenience...

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Less than 5,000 people died in the 911 thing... 60,000 people died last year on the freeways.... Why aren't we tracking down Firestone, and drunk drivers instead of Osama? Why are we building memorial...

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