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The 9/11 First Responders Bill is Fair Enough (but just barely)

December 23rd, 2010 No comments

Over at slate.com, I have a just-published piece that looks at the 9/11 first responders bill that was passed yesterday.

A regular readers of this site know, I have a strong interest in this issue of compensating victims of disaster: How do we do so in a way that’s fair not only to those compensated, but to others who suffer life’s indignities but don’t have a fund in their name? In this case, I think that the law is probably justified; but if it is, so is compensation for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

I’m only upset that the editor (who’s great) eliminated my favorite phrase: “Jon Stewart’s incinerating anger….” Oh, well. At least you get to read it.

Best of the holidays to all. I’m blogged out for now.