Post-Irene Moves

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 for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs. More

Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.

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