Terror tests America
The United States is at war. Our enemies have penetrated American soil to assault the most prominent symbols of our economic and military power, and the magnitude of the loss -- in human life, in economic devastation, in damage to the national psyche -- is almost beyond comprehension. Sept. 11, 2001, takes its place alongside Dec. 7, 1941, as the most evil dates in American
Letter writers respond to terrorist attacks on America
We're all shocked by the cowardly, inhumane, godless terrorist attacks made on the United States on Tuesday. Some of us, while also shocked, were not surprised. Indeed, we wonder why the attack took so long to happen, because we are, arguably, more vulnerable to such attacks than any other nation on earth. Unless we are willing and ready to suffer further, similar -- possibly even worse -- attacks, we must make a terribly difficult decision, and to do so with utmost, although deliberate, haste.
Attack on our twin towers is personal
For many Americans, including me, the destruction of the World Trade Center is personal. I have two friends and two relatives who worked in the center. My relatives, one a janitor and one a gift shop stock clerk, had worked there for so many years that I took their presence there for granted.
Perservation of our soul
TALLAHASSEE -- Nothing in the nation's experience has prepared the United States of America for the crisis that burst so horribly upon us Tuesday morning. Not even Pearl Harbor, to which it most nearly compares.