Take a 9/11 Break . . . With Puppies!

It’s been a rough slog of a decade since 9/11. Hard to look back at that day and all the icky, gloomy things that followed without feeling really, really tired. May we recommend a puppy break? The somber eulogies and ponderous reflections will still be going when you get back, we promise.

basykes/FlickrThere, now, doesn’t that feel better? basykes/Flickr

shopping diva/FlickrSee the fluff. Be the fluff. shopping diva/Flickr

nateOne/FlickrNot on his watch. nateOne/Flickr

sebastian-silva/FlickrYup, that’s a twofer. Nah, we won’t charge extra. Sebastian-Dario/Flickr

capn madd matt/FlickrCrisp and refreshing. capn madd matt/Flickr

sausyn/FlickrThematically incorrect, but permitted due to hypercuteness. sausyn/Flickr

Ready to read on? We recommend David Corn on what 9/11 didn’t change, a proposal to cancel today’s ceremonies, and a deep data dive into how the FBI is fighting—or creating—terror cases since the attacks.


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It sure feels that way to me, and here at Mother Jones, we’ve been thinking a lot about what journalism needs to do differently, and how we can have the biggest impact.

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It's unlike anything we've done, and we have seed funding to get started, but we're looking to raise $500,000 from readers by July when we'll be making key budgeting decisions—and the more resources we have by then, the deeper we can dig. If our plan sounds good to you, please help kickstart it with a tax-deductible donation today.

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Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief

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