Today’s Buzz features continued coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, North Korea’s international posture, and Apopka, FL’s outreach to teens. Today’s Buzz is brought to you by Pidg, the pigeon, and Bunny, the bunny who arrived at the Kildare Animal Foundation Wildlife Unit separately as orphans, but now they’re an unlikely little family.
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“We have become obsessed with security”: a foreign policy expert on America after 9/11 In 2011, the RAND Corporation published a collection of essays called The Long Shadow of 9/11. The aim was to examine the legacy of 9/11 from a variety of perspectives — military, fiscal, social, cultural, and policymaking. One of the more instructive essays was called “The Land of the Fearful, or the Home of the Brave?” The author was Brian Michael Jenkins, a senior adviser to the president of RAND and the former chair of its political science department. Against the backdrop of a decade-long “war on terror,” Jenkins posed some important questions: How did 9/11 change America? How differently do we see the world as a result of that attack? How have we altered the balance between liberty and security?
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At The Sacred Stone Camp, A Coalition Joins Forces To Protect The Land: Hundreds of Native Americans and their supporters have gathered in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Hillary Clinton Calls Many Trump Backers ‘Deplorables,’ and G.O.P. Pounces: Mrs. Clinton later said she had spoken too broadly, then doubled down on what she called Mr. Trump’s appeal to prejudice.
Pipeline protesters: ‘Water is life. We must protect it.’ About 150 protesters convened at a Dakota Access Pipeline worksite Saturday afternoon northwest of Boone by the Des Moines River, urging listeners that “Water is life. We must protect it.”
Less Talk, More Tests from North Korea The latest country to crash the nuclear club, North Korea, is what the Arms Control Association calls a “nuclear-armed state.” This is a category that includes India, Pakistan, and Israel: countries that have developed nuclear weapons that are not recognized under international law.
Samsung Urges Consumers to Stop Using Galaxy Note 7s After Battery Fires: The company issued a recall of 2.5 million phones this month and plans to provide devices with new batteries for some users starting Sept. 19.
Local Gov Confidential
North Williams gentrified. Its park didn’t. How Dawson Park survived as a black hub: The neighborhood gentrified. Its park didn’t. How did Dawson Park survive as a black community hub? And what can Portland learn from its history?
Apopka commissioner says it’s time for city to hear from teens: Apopka Commissioner Kyle Becker says he hears a lot of input at city meetings about what local young people need. But not much of it comes from young people. Becker has pitched an idea to bridge the divide between teens in Apopka schools and the adults in City Hall.
U.S. Supreme Court green lights straight-party voting in Michigan: The straight-party voting option will still be available in Michigan in the Nov. 8 general election after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a last-ditch appeal on the issue from Attorney General Bill Schuette.
New York Could Ensure Benefits for Taxi, Uber Drivers The New York City Council will consider legislation that would address a lack of employment benefits for ‘gig economy’ workers.
In the Nation’s Capital: “People remember the Twin Towers ,” writes this reader, who was living in Virginia’s Pentagon City on September 11, 2001. “But I remember the Pentagon.”