Death does not go away; time does not heal murder.12:00 AM, Sep 11, 2003 • By LARRY MILLER
I TAKE A BRISK WALK around the neighborhood every morning. I love those walks. They loosen my back and get the blood pumping and on mornings after I've had a few drinks (never more than 20 days a month; well, not never, but rarely; oh, skip it) they clear my head.
Olympian good health, though, is not the only benefit. There's kind of a Jeremiah Johnson-thing that happens when modern man slips into his Nikes and heads off alone into the dawn's early light, The Big Lonesome, just a short, suburban left and right from the 7-Eleven.
Lionel Chetwynd's "DC 9/11" tells the story behind the policy change brought on by September 11.12:00 AM, Sep 5, 2003 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
IT'S AN OPEN QUESTION as to whether or not a great movie will ever be made about September 11. Historical events don't always lend themselves to good filmmaking. The Holocaust has translated well; Pearl Harbor has never been done justice.
It is a small mercy that no Michael Bay or Jerry Bruckheimer has yet tried to make an epic September 11 movie.
From the September 1 / September 8, 2003 issue: The evidence mounts, but the administration says surprisingly little.Sep 1, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 48 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
KIDS KNOW exactly when it comes--the point when you're repaving a driveway or pouring a new sidewalk, right before the wet concrete hardens completely. That's when you can make your mark. The Democrats seem to understand this.
For months before the war in Iraq, the Bush administration claimed to know of ties between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's Iraq. For months after the war, the Bush administration has offered scant evidence of those claims. And the conventional wisdom--that there were no links--is solidifying. So Democrats are making their mark.
The movies tip-toe up to the meaning of September 11.Apr 21, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 31 • By GABY WENIG
AT THE END of "Gangs of New York," Martin Scorsese inserts a montage of the city across time--from a decrepit nineteenth-century slum to the modern megalopolis of Manhattan. In the last shot, right before the credits roll, two buildings stand out: the twin towers of the World Trade Center. They stand out not just because they are taller than other buildings, but because their presence in the film was a somewhat audacious move, a year and a half after the towers had been erased from the New York skyline.
Bush's opportunity to redeem America's past failures in the Middle East.Feb 10, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 21 • By MAX BOOT
FOLLOWING HANS BLIX'S devastating report and President Bush's compelling State of the Union address, Saddam Hussein looks more and more like a dead man walking. In all likelihood, Baghdad will be liberated by April. This may turn out to be one of those hinge moments in history--events like the storming of the Bastille or the fall of the Berlin Wall--after which everything is different.
His administration's policies don't match the president's rhetoric.Dec 30, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 16 • By REUEL MARC GERECHT
IS THE UNITED STATES about to become midwife to democracy in the Muslim Middle East? President George W. Bush has certainly given unprecedented speeches on the inalienable right of Muslim men and women to be free, and on December 12, Secretary of State Colin Powell announced a new $29 million pro-democracy U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative. "America wants to align itself with the people of the Middle East," declared Powell, and the initiative places "the United States firmly on the side of change, on the side of reform, . . .
The case for optimism.10:25 AM, Dec 13, 2002 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
The remarks below were delivered earlier today at the 23rd annual convention of the Assembly of Turkish-American Associations, as part of a panel discussion titled "Reevaluating Democracy and Islam after September 11."--Ed.
I MUST BEGIN by saying that there is nothing I would choose to revise, regarding my prior views of Democracy and Islam, in the aftermath of that terrible day, September 11, 2001.
A U.S. delegation heads to Europe to assemble a "coalition of the willing" and to secure Turkey's cooperation.11:00 PM, Dec 2, 2002 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
LONDON, DECEMBER 2--It was quite a sight: Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, Assistant Secretary of State Marc Grossman, and several others, burrowed away in a pod-like enclosure in the middle of an Air Force C-17, speeding across the Atlantic, preparing for a busy three days. Hours later, these members of a U.S.
From the December 2, 2002 Dallas Morning News: America's alliance with Saudi Arabia presents a challenge for U.S. diplomats.11:00 PM, Dec 2, 2002 • By TERRY EASTLAND
THE SAUDIS CONTINUE to generate what for them is unwanted news. The urgency for Americans is to place the news in context, and toward that end there is no better guide than Stephen Schwartz, author of the new book "The Two Faces of Islam: The House of Saud from Tradition to Terror."
Consider, for example, the story about Princess Haifa al-Faisal, the wife of Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States. Starting in 1998, the princess gave thousands of dollars to a Jordanian woman living in San Diego whom she said had asked for help with medical bills.
From the December 9, 2002 issue: The real Saudi scandal.Dec 9, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 13 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
THERE IS NO MYSTERY, and there is no need for complicated theorizing, about the scandal that has struck the family of Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abd al-Aziz, the ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington. U.S. authorities are investigating a financial link between Prince Bandar's wife, Princess Haifa, and two of the September 11 hijackers, Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf Alhazmi.
To stay competitive the Democrats must do the unthinkable: Go right on the war on terror.11:00 PM, Nov 26, 2002 • By FRED BARNES
DEMOCRATS ARE HAVING a nervous breakdown--needlessly. Sure, they lost the 2002 election badly, but it wasn't a catastrophic defeat. They lost for a simple reason: Voters caught on that they weren't serious about the war on terrorism, including regime change in Iraq. So the one thing Democrats need to do is adopt a tough position on fighting terrorists. Then they'll be competitive again.
Nov 25, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 11 • By FRED BARNES, FOR THE EDITORS
TRENT LOTT, the Senate Republican leader, believes President Bush won a mandate in the midterm election. House majority leader Dick Armey says the Republican victories give Bush a realistic chance to reform the Social Security system in 2003. Sweeping free-market reform, long sought by conservatives, is "within our reach," he told reporters. "This is a time for boldness." Economist Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute declares, "It's morning again in America. . . .
From the November 10 Washington Times: Dan Savage on sex (for it), conservatism (against it), and patriotism (surprise!).11:00 PM, Nov 12, 2002 • By DAVID SKINNER
Skipping Towards Gomorrah
The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America
by Dan Savage
Dutton, $23.95, 302 pages
THE AMERICAN SODOMITES have found their defender and his name is, appropriately, Dan Savage. In his day job, Savage writes a wonderfully lewd sex column in which he reports on a great variety of bizarre sexual practices with chilling and not-at-all self-conscious candor.
The 2002 election, Hawaii, New Jersey, Democrats, porn, and more.11:00 PM, Nov 10, 2002 • By
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To me, a 25 year USAF veteran and recent retiree, the most significant aspect of the offensive use of the Predator detailed in Christian Lowe's article (A New Breed of Predator) is that it was initiated not by any of the U.S. armed services, but by the CIA.
The war on terror has created a new political climate in America.Nov 18, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 10 • By FRED BARNES
WE ARE NO LONGER an equally divided, 50-50 nation. America is now at least 51-49 Republican and right of center, more likely 52-48, maybe even 53-47. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, created a new political era, and the midterm election on November 5 confirmed it. Sure, a shift of 20,000 or 30,000 votes in a couple of states would have kept the Senate in Democratic hands.