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Here are previews of some editorials we're working on. Let us know what you think. The best comments will run alongside them in the print edition.

--It's been eight years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but as a nation, we have hardly moved on. We are still at war in Afghanistan, facing a resurgent Taliban. We still have not captured Osama bin Laden. No construction has begun on the site of the World Trade Center in New York. We have not figured out how to handle combatants in the global war on terror in a way that is fully consistent with our values. We have made it eight years without another terrorist attack on American soil, but we are not close to declaring victory and may never be. The attacks were carried out in a space of a few hours by just 19 men, but they have left scars that show no signs of healing. (AP photo)

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--To listen first to President Obama's speech to Congress Wednesday night and then to his Republican detractors, you'd think they were talking about two entirely different health care proposals. Rather than attempt to debate the merits and risks of the Democrats' approach, the GOP has cast its lot in with those who scream out untruths – in the case of Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina, literally so. But the president's straightforward explanation of the aims and methods of his health care reform proposal will make it more difficult for the Republicans to play up the false accusations about death panels and government takeovers of the health care system. It will also make it much easier for conservative Democrats and perhaps a few moderate Republicans to support a plan that, while imperfect, represents a giant leap forward.

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