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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Lesson Learned? Recent history is full of lessons about the standing of the U.S. in the world, about the state of democracy globally and the effects of U.S. foreign policy: I think it is important...

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"Toward A More Perfect Union", Twelve months is barely enough time to comprehend the lessons of 9/11 and its aftermath, but some instruction may be gained with determined scrutiny. I offer three pr...

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TOWARD A MORE PERFECT UNION: LESSONS LEARNED -OR NOT- SINCE 9/11: Humans are unique in that we can, and often do, engage in bouts of self-examination, personal critique and navel contemplati...

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"Toward A More Perfect Union", "On September 11, 2001, I rolled over in bed and, as always, fumbled for the remote to turn on the morning news. I woke up to a nightmare. I grew up in the shadow of...

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Toward A More Perfect Union: Lessons Learned - Or Not - Since 9/11 How will September 11, 2001 be remembered in the years to come? As the beginning of the end? As one more day that woke us up for...

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"""Towards a More Perfect Union"""," What did WE see when WE opened our eyes? What have WE learned? Can WE salvage anything? Wait -- who are WE? Are WE the government that reacted to viole...

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"Toward A More Perfect Union-Lessons Learned Or Not-Since 9-11 ", "I was so very proud of how America responded to the 9-11 attack. We didn't respond as people of different religious, ethnic or p...

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3,000 miles away from Ground Zero, I sat in the eerie silence that accompanied grounded airplanes. As my own foundation of trust came crumbling down, I questioned the morality of human beings. Wh...

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""Toward A More Perfect Union: Lessons Learned - Or Not - Since 9/11"" As a person who saw the Twin Towers destroyed, I say passionately that what people should have learned from 9/11 is how dange...

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