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Rita Proves Disaster Plans Unreliable

Newsweek discusses how Hurricane Rita proves our disaster plans are unreliable: ‘Stressed Out’. Americans often assume that taking steps to be ready for unforeseen emergencies is a deeply-rooted tradition, like the Scout motto: “be prepared.” The organization’s Web site reports that someone once asked Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, “Be prepared for what?” Baden-Powell replied: […]

John Kerry to Deliver Major Address on Competitiveness

I received a Media Alert from John Kerry’s Senate office over the weekend. John Kerry Kerry will deliver a Major Address on Competitiveness, tomorrow in Boston: Major Address By John Kerry on Competitiveness Who: Senator John Kerry What: Senator Kerry will be the featured speaker at the Greater Boston Chamber’s Government Affairs Luncheon Forum. The […]

M. Charles Bakst: Kerry is Right to Assail Bush

Columnsist M. Charles Bakst of the Providence Journal takes an interesting look at John Kerry’s speech last Monday at Brown University. His column is peppered with some bits of a phone interview he did with Kerry the following day. One comment that Bakst made led me believe that he may not have been paying attention […]

Music, Art and Hope Alive in New Orleans

Information page for anyone interested in New Orleans jazz, or who has ever listened to WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans. A non-profit: New Orleans Artist Relief Effort

Robert Kennedy, Jr. Blasts Bush, News Media

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. once again holds no punches when it comes to blasting Bush. Hat tip to Mass on the DU Kerry forum for this find. Kennedy blasts Bush, news media By Andy Kekacs UNITY (Sep 24): A shameless president and a lazy press are bringing America to the brink of environmental and political […]