Ari Fleischer, via a series of tweets, recounted the events of 9/11 as he recalled them, as someone with the president that day.
The tweets were timed roughly with the events, 13 years later. read more
As an American Jew, I was mostly instilled with progressive values as a child. Rather, I was instilled with progressive, American values particularly those which aligned with liberal, Jewish ones. A love of social justice, human rights, equality. A disdain for racism, fundamentalism, colonialism.
My early love for progressivism was accompanied by a love for the State of Israel. At synagogue, we were taught that Jews were the ultimate underdogs, miraculously surviving the Holocaust and a history of oppression to create a contemporary "light unto the nations" which fought with dogged determination against evil and had a cool flag. And I was taught that I was vulnerable, that there were people who wanted me dead, and that Israel was a safe haven, a beacon, a garden to which I could always escape. read more