9/11

History

Rumsfeld, a cunning leader who oversaw a ruinous Iraq war

Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he stood. But try as he might, at the pinnacle of his career as defense secretary he could not outmaneuver the ruinous politics of the Iraq war. Regarded by former colleagues as equally smart

National

Bye-bye bipartisanship: Unity after 9/11 attacks is a relic in 2020

In the hours after the 9/11 attacks, lawmakers from both parties gathered on the steps of the Capitol and began singing “God Bless America” in a spontaneous moment of solidarity that briefly offered hope in a national crisis. That was then. This is now. Experts and tourists alike said Friday they found it hard to

Politics

Comforting families, warning foes: Biden, Trump mark 9/11

One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences in style couldn’t have been more sharply on display. As Biden approached those who’d lost loved ones at

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