9/11 Columns on Townhall

  • Dennis Prager - Lessons from 9/11? What Lessons?

    Lessons from 9/11? What Lessons?

    Dennis Prager
    Posted: 9/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In attempting to understand 9/11, the first question asked by the world's elites -- as exemplified by leading media and academics -- was, "What did America do to provoke such hatred?"
  • Rich Galen - 164 - Ten Years On

    164 - Ten Years On

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    On September 14, 2001 President Bush went to Ground Zero. Standing atop a buried fire truck the President draped an arm over a firefighter wearing a helmet bearing the number "164." Talking through a bullhorn, President Bush began addressing the rescue workers. When someone shouted that they couldn't hear him, the President responded.
  • John Ransom - Paul Krugman is Insane

    Paul Krugman is Insane

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This is not a country that has a great fear of expressing itself. We have way too much self-love for that. If we were secretly ashamed, we’d go on Oprah and proclaim our secret shame to the world, as many liberals like Krugman have done. Or we'd write a book about it.
  • Terry Paulson - Remembering the Days After

    Remembering the Days After

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    America's economy could have collapsed after 9/11, but instead, it rebounded. Its people could have sunk into depression, but we rose to the challenge of rebuilding and supporting those who had lost so much. Taking time to commemorate the sacrifice and loss of so many Americans is fitting; many columns and programs have done so. I prefer to remember how, in the days after 9/11, Americans pulled together to bounce back.
  • Jeff Jacoby - The War on Terror is a War of Ideas

    The War on Terror is a War of Ideas

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 9/11/2011 8:44:00 AM EST
    AMERICA'S WAR ON TERROR was launched when the heroes of United Flight 93 rushed the hijackers over Shanksville, Pa., aborting what would have been al-Qaeda's fourth 9/11 attack.
  • Austin Hill - A Sadly Secularized 9/11

    A Sadly Secularized 9/11

    Austin Hill
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York may think himself high-minded and practical. But he has acquiesced to some of the most unfortunate and destructive forces in our country.
  • Derek Hunter - Ten Years, A Vapid Speech and Bans Galore

    Ten Years, A Vapid Speech and Bans Galore

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    What can be said about the 10th anniversary of 9/11 that hasn’t already been said? I, like most Americans, saw it play out on TV that morning, felt the confusion that faded to disbelief then slowly turned to anger. I can’t say I was sad that day. That came later as what happened really sank in. I felt anger. I still feel the anger.
  • Stewart Scott - Why al Qaeda Is Unlikely To Execute Another 9/11

    Why al Qaeda Is Unlikely To Execute Another 9/11

    Stewart Scott
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As the past few years have demonstrated, there are almost certainly grassroots jihadists operating in small cells or as lone wolves who are presently planning attacks. In fact, we know that since at least 1990 there has not been a time when some group of grassroots jihadists somewhere in the United States has not been planning some kind of attack.
  • Karen Lugo - Ten Years After 9-11: An Open Letter to American Muslims

    Ten Years After 9-11: An Open Letter to American Muslims

    Karen Lugo
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In 2006 a young woman, born and raised a Muslim, came to America. She had escaped an arranged marriage and fled to the Netherlands where she applied for asylum. While in Holland, this woman fell in love with Enlightenment values and became a leading activist in the cause for reform of sharia laws. This woman's name is Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
  • Mike Pence - 9-11: From a Day of Tragedy to a Triumph of Freedom

    9-11: From a Day of Tragedy to a Triumph of Freedom

    Mike Pence
    Posted: 9/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Like every American, I will never forget where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001. As a Member of Congress from Indiana, that day my duties took me to Capitol Hill and to sights and sounds I will never forget.
  • Rich Galen - The Jobs Speech

    The Jobs Speech

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/9/2011 11:09:00 AM EST
    President Barack Obama's speech wasn't awful. It wasn't great. It had some excellent lines "Last thing [vets] should have to do is to fight for a job when then get home." It some tired union-soothing rhetoric.
  • Michelle Malkin - All the Wrong 9/11 Lessons

    All the Wrong 9/11 Lessons

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Are your kids learning the right lessons about 9/11? Ten years after Osama bin Laden's henchmen murdered thousands of innocents on American soil, too many children have been spoon-fed the thin gruel of progressive political correctness over the stiff antidote of truth.
  • Pat Buchanan - What 9/11 Wrought: The Bush Legacy

    What 9/11 Wrought: The Bush Legacy

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In Cairo in 1943, when the tide had turned in the war on Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, who had embraced Joseph Stalin as an ally and acceded to his every demand, had a premonition.
  • Oliver North - A Decade of War

    A Decade of War

    Oliver North
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Everyone older than 20 remembers whom he was with, what he was doing and how he learned we were at war that beautiful Tuesday morning a decade ago. Most of us recall a gorgeous late-summer morning with blue skies -- "shirt-sleeve weather" -- and then the horror: two of the world's tallest buildings collapsing into piles of rubble, the west wall of the Pentagon in flames and a fire-bathed crater in the soil of Somerset County, Pa.
  • Suzanne Fields - Rising From the Rubble

    Rising From the Rubble

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When the twin towers tumbled from the skyline of New York 10 years ago this month, the terrorists figured they had won a great battle. They were right. The two enormous buildings fell, burying almost 3,000 men, women and even children.
  • Diana West - Thank You, America, For the Golden Age of Islam

    Thank You, America, For the Golden Age of Islam

    Diana West
    Posted: 9/8/2011 7:24:00 PM EST
    It is something to have gone 10 years without an Islamic attack of similarly gigantic proportions to those of Sept. 11, 2001, but it is not enough.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Service: The Legacy of Sept. 11

    Service: The Legacy of Sept. 11

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 9/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Maybe the best way to remember is to find a way to serve those next to you.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - Myth and Reality After 9/11

    Myth and Reality After 9/11

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 9/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Why did radical Islamic terrorists kill almost 3,000 Americans a decade ago?
  • Frank Gaffney - Where Are We, Ten Years After 9/11?

    Where Are We, Ten Years After 9/11?

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 9/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    So, where are we ten years after 9/11? It is comforting that we have been blessed with a near-unbroken decade without further mass-casualty attacks since those that killed nearly 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, our government is pursuing policies that can only encourage those who aspire to do us harm to redouble their efforts.
  • Steve Chapman - Who Really Kept Us Safe After 9/11

    Who Really Kept Us Safe After 9/11

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 9/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    f there was any certainty in the weeks and months after the 9/11 attacks, it was that these were just the first in a campaign of terror on American soil.