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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DEMOCRACY INTERRUPTED Suppose your car had been stolen last summer. Then came 9/11. Wouldnt you still want your car back? Suppose you found out the Olympic medal you earned just before 9/11 ha...

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TOWARD A MORE PERFECT UNION I worry. I worry that I'm just starting my life, and I have no idea where the world is headed. I worry that I could end up in the middle of a war. I worry that I c...

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I dont like the flag. Its not ugly per se -- though its stylistic merits are debatable its just that its imbued with so much unnecessary jingoism that I find it distasteful. If waving a flag in...

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For some 9/11 made them do a complete 180. Some went searching for old flames and others wanted to defend their country. As for me, I was indifferent. One thing I knew though, was that those of us wh...

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In the eyes of many Americans, September 11th was much more than simple a tragic event; it was a realization. Hundreds of Americans sadly lost their lives in an effort to run the country, when terrori...

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Up until September 11, 2001 discrimination seemed to have almost disagreed. One strong emotion that I felt after this catastrophe was insecurity it was as if no one could be trusted. After, Septemb...

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America has always been thought of as a very strong and independent nation by millions of people. But do those people still feel that way? There have always been threats against America by terr...

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Have things changed since September 11, 2001? Many people would probably answer that question yes. Things have not only changed in the government, but people have changed also. People now view life...

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Being the most powerful nation in the world, the United States has brought fear and terror to those other weaker nations. Many, no doubt, have had those encounters with the U.S.A. Since the days of th...

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