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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We have seen our worst nightmares come to life, and all we could do was just stand there and watch. America is eagerly on its way to rebuilding its power and self-assurance that weve always felt...

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Toward A More Perfect Union: Lessons Learned - Or Not - Since 9/11 September 11th. Two simple words that can inspire complex emotions and lead a nation to fight. Yet have we learned from this trag...

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The United States of America has always been believed to be above and beyond other countries; it has always been one of the most powerful and respected nations in the world. The recent terrorist bo...

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Is our Nation really as invincible as we thought we were? Prior to the 9/11 attacks on the US, the US thought that nothing such as what happened would ever happen to us. As a country that is k...

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The most astonishing lesson I learned was that NO LESSON WAS LEARNED BY THE GOVERNMENT! My first reaction during attacks prior to even the towers falling was, ""of course the Muslims did it, maybe...

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"toward a more perfect union" On September 11th I woke up, who would have known what the world was about to encounter. Just another regular school day? The moment I found out airplanes were being...

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Retirement is a bad subject, starting to think like a politician though." "They'll just have to throw Me out !!!"" Enie Menie Minie Moe. Which way will the Nation go. It's hard to say with al...

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"Should we go to war against Iraq?" September 8, 2002 This morning I listened to Bob Schieffer interviewing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on CBS TVs Face the Nation. Rumsfeld gave evasive...

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"Agenda Interrupted" ,"Our nation can be viewed as a nation with two agendas: the populist agenda and the Bush agenda. The populist agenda received considerable attention in the 2000 campaign and a...

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