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Blumenthal Critical of Bush Cuts in Flood Control Funding

Sidney Blumenthal has criticized Bush’s cutting of funds for flood control in Salon. According to Blumenthal, “In 2001, FEMA warned that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S. But the Bush administration cut New Orleans flood control funding by 44 percent to pay for the Iraq […]

DNA Mapping Provides Further Evidence For Evolution

It’s time to regard the creationists as no better than the flat-earthers. Although there never has been any true scientific controversy over evolution, opponents of science (including those who hide behind the intelligent design name, as well as people like Deepak Chopra who cite the same arguments as the religious fundamentalists) have had their position […]

Republican Suppression of Science

Whether or not it applies directly to Katrina, The Guardian did look at the politics of suppressing science related to global warming: Some of America’s leading scientists have accused Republican politicians of intimidating climate-change experts by placing them under unprecedented scrutiny. A far-reaching inquiry into the careers of three of the US’s most senior climate […]

Iraq War Fourth Most Expensive in US History

The Christian Science Monitor shows that the war in Iraq is turning into one of the most expensive wars in United States history, including both military and reconstruction costs. Corrected for inflation, this is the fourth most expensive war, behind World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. One projection has the war costing $4,745 per person.

Sheehan Meets “Acting President”

Cindy Sheehan might not have been able to meet with President Bush, but at least she got a visit from someone who plays the President–Martin Sheen.

LA National Guard Needs Equipment Back From Iraq

We’re seeing another downside to having the National Guard off in Iraq as Louisiana and other states are hit by Katrina: When members of the Louisiana National Guard left for Iraq in October, they took a lot equipment with them. Dozens of high water vehicles, humvees, refuelers and generators are now abroad, and in the […]

NARAL Ad Criticizes Roberts Over Privacy Rights

NARAL misfired in their earlier ad in falsely suggesting that John Roberts approved of violence against abortion providers. They have redeemed themselves with a new ad which gets to the real issues. Even FactCheck.org agreed with the accuracy of this ad. The ad concentrates on writings in which Roberts shows he does not believe in […]

How Low Can It Go?

Gallup has Bush’s approval at the lowest point in its poll, down to 40%. His previous low in the Gallup Poll was 44% (July 25-28, 2005)