A CNN host just asked a guest, “does the U.S. have too much of a bunker mentality since 9/11?” It’s a loaded question without an insightful answer because we don’t know — absent proof — what constitutes “too much.”
But that question led me to think about another one: What if 9/11 hadn’t happened? What would your life be like today if it had never happened?
Update 9:49 a.m. Rasmussen: 54% says we’ve changed for the worse since 9/11
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.