September 10th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, army stress, and 9/11 and revenge. In our second hour, the president's speech on health care.
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September 10th Show

President Obama took ownership of the health care overhaul last night, calling it "my plan." In today's second hour we'll talk about whether he convinced the skeptics. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Military Stress: Basic Training For Emotions
Last month, The New York Times reported that the U.S. Army plans to train every soldier in emotional resiliency to battle growing rates of suicide, depression and PTSD. However, many soldiers are skeptical of "positive psychological" tactics that could mentally toughen them up. The chairman of the University of Pennsylvania's Postive Psychology Center and a Brigadier General of the U.S. Army each examine what the military should do to mentally prepare troops for combat.

9/11: What Feeling Won't Let Go Of You?
Tomorrow marks the eighth anniversary of September 11th. For many, the emotions that were felt on that day have never gone away. The feeling that remains for Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is revenge. As you commemorate 9/11, what feeling won't let go of you?

Did Obama Convince You?
In a televised speech on health care last night, President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress and laid out objectives in his health plan, including setting a price cap and suggesting that a "public option" is still negotiable. The President also warned he will not accept the status quo. We want to hear from you. Did the President change your mind about his health care plan?