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Bush Finds Political Victory for Right Wing in Katrina

Maybe we were wrong about Bush. Rather than being a fool, he just might be an evil genius. While Democrats were attacking Bush over the possibility of cutting taxes further for the rich following Katrina, Bush had a different idea to push the right wing agenda. He’s going to cut pay for the poor. From […]

FEMA Leaders Lack Disaster Experience

The Washington Post reports on how FEMA leaders were lacking diaster experience, but had plenty of political ties: Five of eight top Federal Emergency Management Agency officials came to their posts with virtually no experience in handling disasters and now lead an agency whose ranks of seasoned crisis managers have thinned dramatically since the Sept. […]

Evolution Continues in Human Brain

From AP: “The human brain may still be evolving. So suggests new research that tracked changes in two genes thought to help regulate brain growth, changes that appeared well after the rise of modern humans 200,000 years ago.” Of course believers in creationism or intelligent design can disregard this study. Such evolution falls outside of […]

Grand Jury Indicts DeLay PAC

From AP: A grand jury has indicted a political action committee formed by U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and a Texas business group in connection with 2002 legislative campaign contributions. The five felony indictments against the two groups were made public Thursday. Neither DeLay nor any individuals with the business group has been charged […]

Utah Backs Teaching Evolution

The Utah State Board of Education has unanimously voted for continued teaching of evolution theory in high school biology. One Republican member of the state legislature plans to fight this decision and is pushing for the teaching of intelligent design.

Increased Secrecy Under Bush

Increased government secrecy under the Bush Administration is one issue which I do not believe has received sufficient attention. NPR’s Morning Edition did look at the increasing number of classified documents today. They note that “government workers classified over 15 million documents last year, more than twice the number classified in 2001.” The war and […]