DISASTER: MORE ON BIN LADEN

I mentioned a couple of background articles on Osama Bin Laden earlier this week, but here’s what wasn’t covered by those articles – a concise (and scary) description of what he believes and why he hates the U.S.

NEWS JUNKIES

I find I’m spending more and more time at Slate Magazine for news and politics. A particularly valuable daily feature is called “Today’s Papers,” which compares the front pages of the nation’s largest daily newspapers – always...

DISASTER: RELIGIOUS RIGHT

Despite past differences, you may have the impression that America has been united by this tragedy. I offer this without further comment. According to The Washington Post and the New York Times, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson said that liberal civil liberties groups,...

DISASTER: CIVIL LIBERTIES

The nation is entering into a debate about the relationship between privacy and national security. Regardless of where you stand, encourage the debate to be fair, reasonable, and deeply considered. A rush to cut off privacy and anonymity may seem tempting in light of...

DISASTER: E-MAIL HOAXES

The World Trade Center disaster has already generated a tremendous amount of e-mail spam and chain letters. As this article points out, you can count on a lot of hoaxes to be disseminated by e-mail in the next few weeks. Exercise a high degree of caution before you...

DISASTER: COMMENTARY

A thought-provoking commentary on the disaster and the reactions to it. You may want to hit the author, Alexander Cockburn, by the end of it (complain to him, not me), but I found it to be more interesting than most of the other coverage so far.