In an election strategy spawned from the events of 9/11, the Republicans challenged John Kerry by politicizing terror.
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We live, it has been said, in a postideological age. Ideologically confused might be more like it.
How "superpower syndrome" is ravaging the world.
You tell us, with a casual by-the-way,
Iraq was not behind that awful day,
As if we'd never heard your staff and you
Implying just the opposite was true.
September 11 is often said to be the defining moment in the Bush
presidency, even of modern history.
The President claims he is doing everything he can to protect us. But
Anniversaries are historical page markers; they denote a time to pause
The suicide attacks in Riyadh, which Saudi officials blamed on Al Qaeda,
were barbarous acts.
NOTE: Because of an editorial error, last week's poem was
incorrectly printed. This is a corrected version. Our apologies to
Calvin Trillin (and to Cole Porter). --The Editors