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Our View: 20 years after 9/11, Americans are dangerously divided

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10.09.2021

You’re reading Our View, one of two perspectives in Today’s Debate.

For Another View, read 9/11 doubly targeted American Muslims, attacking our country and hijacking our religion.

One enduring legacy from the terror attacks of 2001 that echoes more loudly each year is how the nation at a time of dire need and crisis came together.

That just doesn't happen any more.

Polling republished this month by the Pew Research Center recalls how Americans spoke with one voice after nearly 3,000 were killed. There were equal measures of sadness and anger regardless of political affiliation. Politicians of both parties stood on the Capitol steps and sang "God Bless America."

The Senate authorized the use of military force against Afghanistan, where al-Qaida terrorists were based, by 98-0 with two members not voting, and the House of........

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