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Katrina, 2 Years Later: Reckless Abandonment

It’s been two years since Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and still, with all the destruction to area, all the “White House has offered is an inadequate trickle of billion-dollar Band-aids and placebo directives.” Are we surprised? No. Are we appalled? Very. Historian Douglas Brinkley wrote in the […]

Keeping Up With The Blog Rat Race

Bob Geiger posted yesterday on his blog that he is taking some extended time off from the blogosphere: I turned 50 earlier this month. And, while it is not written that hitting the half-century mark should be a time of great reflection, it seems as good a time as any to reevaluate my direction and […]

All Iraq Propaganda All The Time

Pentagon to start 24-hour Iraq info desk: Shaping the Bush administration’s message on the Iraq war has taken on new fervor, just as anticipation is building for the September progress report from top military advisers. For the Pentagon, getting out Iraq information will now include a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week Iraq Communications Desk that will pump out […]

Max Cleland: I Know Something About The Vietnam War

Former Senator Max Cleland delivered the Democratic Radio Address on Saturday in response to Bush’s weekly radio address touting “surge success.” Cleland said, “Bush is ignoring the facts to again try to sell the Iraq war.” Despite enormous sacrifice by Americans, Cleland said in his party’s radio address, “We find ourselves mired in a civil […]