Thanks to CNN's overactive imagination, news consumers experienced a brief dose of 9/11 nostalgia panic as a routine Coast Guard training exercise magically transformed into a touch-and-go bit of terrorist interdiction on the high seas!
With the confluence of the national health care debates and the anniversary of the terrorist attacks, I couldn't help but put the two together and wonder about the psychological impact of the "War on Terror" and its impact on the health.
Most of us circle a few days of the calendar year that we know will be difficult to get through: the anniversary of a death, traumatic event, or even happy occasion. These dates are charged with emotion. September 11th falls under that category for most of us.
On the morning of Sept. 11, David McCullough called me to say that an airplane had just crashed into the World Trade Tower. Here is the story that my colleagues and I filed in the Sept. 12 issue of The Hill.
This year, after ninety six months of starts and stops, re-designs and security modifications, court battles and other miscellaneous delays, a few steel columns of the new World Trade Center tower are finally visible.