Today's starters: Hollywood now seems to be thinking that enough time has passed since 9/11 that it's now possible to make movies about it. Is America ready for such films? Writing in Newsweek, Sean Smith and Jac Chebatoris argue no. Anoniblogger American Barbarian (HT: Ace) says it's more a case of liberals wanting the public not to remember those gut-wrenching hours. In any case, London's Guardian has a roundup on which 9/11 films are coming down the pipe. For the lazy: Oliver Stone (who recently charged sites like this one with "slandering" celebs who speak publicly about politics) and Nicolas Cage team up in a movie about NYC police officers; the director of the Bourne Supremacy is releasing another about United Flight 93, the airplane that passengers crashed (the trailer for which some are trying to keep out of theaters). Two other less-promising films include one based on the story of former paper-pusher and Bush critic Richard Clarke, and one starring the execrable Adam Sandler.
In politics: Former House GOP leader Tom DeLay announces he's resigning from congress, while GOP Senate head Bill Frist tries to rehabilitate his image among the Washington elites. Meanwhile, Democratic representative Cynthia McKinney may start having to avoid the Capitol Hill police since there's soon to be a warrant out for her arrest.