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John Avlon highlights from the 08′ Democratic Convention.
As we approach tomorrow’s eighth anniversary of the September 11th attacks—the first since President George W. Bush left office—there’s been a creeping complacency to the remembrance, a feeling of obligation bordering on inconvenience. It’s as if America wants to turn … Continue reading
Like a drunk after a decade-long bender, the Republican Party needs to hit bottom before it can bounce back. The good news is that it can’t go much lower. The numbers are ugly: Ten years ago, New York had a Republican … Continue reading
The rules of sports metaphors in politics are as follows: primary campaigns are marathons, general election campaigns are horse-races, the final weeks leading up to Election Day are sprints — but debates are boxing matches. And in last nights’ first … Continue reading
The devastation of the city of New Orleans hangs inescapably over the fourth anniversary of September 11. The suddenness of the destruction, the shattering of old assumptions, the assimilation of previously unimaginable loss, all evoke unwelcome old emotions at a … Continue reading
We swore that we would never forget: the thunder and shudder of the towers coming down; funeral after funeral, our hearts shattered; searing image after searing image, our souls scarred. Now, two years later, we have kept the faith. We … Continue reading