BEIJING - I was trying to clean up my USB drive last night, and I came across a powerpoint presentation about September 11th, 2001 that a co-worker gave me to use in class. I completely forgot about it.
When the news broke on Sunday about the death of Osama bin Laden (after pulling myself out of the black hole that is Twitter in the midst of major world news), I knew it had to be the topic of my blog this week.
Upon hearing the news of the death of Osama bin Laden, Americans gathered spontaneously to celebrate the demise of their most-hated foe. Across the country, especially in Times Square, New York and in front of the White House, the gatherings looked part victory celebration and part frat house party. The blatant jubilation raised some eyebrows on the political Left: are the celebrations justified? Or are they in poor taste? Caty Gordon makes a case for the latter.