This morning, I hope to reflect a bit about this interesting report that the Center for American Progress just released, titled “Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America“, but will be doing so from taxis, buses, and cars trying to make my way back from upper New York.
I had hoped to live blog what was shifting from a Hurricane category 1 to a tropical storm from the beaches of Southampton, New York which took a very bad hit from a category 3 hurricane in 1938. But we were compelled by local authorities to evacuate to higher ground and ended up in Bedford, NY — where the storm hit only lightly but where trees and power lines nonetheless were snapped apart all over the area.
I should add that what I had hoped to do was not smart. I took to heart the tongue-lashing that NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave two kayakers who thought they could handle the mess and nonetheless had to be rescued from a violently churning New York Harbor. It would have been stupid of me to try and live blog the storm from the beach — but maybe less so, a couple of hundred yards away from the beach. Next time perhaps.
Now all Amtrak trains to DC are cancelled today (Monday) so need to make my way home in buses — and maybe by hitch-hiking.
Will be back soon with reactions to the CAP report.
— Steve Clemons is Washington Editor at Large at The Atlantic, where this post first appeared. Clemons can be followed on Twitter at @SCClemons