Every year, we tell ourselves how much we learned from the experience of 9/11 about courage, compassion, and community. This year, we can look back upon that time and discover everything we should know about the choice that is coming on November 8.
By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau NEW YORK — President Barack Obama praised the love, compassion and sacrifice that Americans displayed amid tragedy as the true “spirit of 9/11” on Thursday as he helped dedicate a memorial built on the site of that day’s terror attacks. The events of Sept. 11, 2001, revealed the “character of […]
By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — “Listen, I’m on an airplane that’s been hijacked.” The voice is calm, as if from a man running late for dinner, not from someone about to die. The man speaking, Brian D. Sweeney, is gone, but his last message to his wife can be heard by […]
This is a repeat of the column Leonard Pitts Jr. wrote on Sept. 11, 2001. It’s my job to have something to say. They pay me to tease shades of meaning from social and cultural issues, to provide words that help make sense of that which troubles the American soul. But in this moment of […]