Closed from
Nov. 3 - Nov. 20, 2004
to mourn
the re-election of
George W. Bush.

I fault this president for not knowing what death is. He does not mourn. To mourn is to express regret and he regrets nothing. He does not regret that his reason for going to war was, as he knew, unsubstantiated by the facts. He does not regret that his bungled plan for the war's aftermath has made of his "mission-accomplished" a disaster. He does not regret that rather than controlling terrorism his war in Iraq has licensed it. He does not mourn but is a figure of such moral vacancy as to make us mourn for ourselves.
--E.L. Doctorow