Hubris Time.

the American public and media cannot help but wake from their collective slumber to demand something better.

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Linda McCullough: U R sew write!

Montana’s Superintendent of Public Schools, Linda McCullough, has some intriguing ideas about education, specifically about writing. At a recent meeting with the Board of Public Education, McCullough offered this insight: Superintendent...

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Not the Blame Game!

Having badly lost the first round of America's favorite game show "The Blame Game," the Bush Administration is busy getting to the work of rebuilding the Gulf Coast by seeking to blame environmentalists for the flooding of New Orleans.

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The Insufficient Record is at it again, with a hard-hitting press release defending the decision by Carroll College to withdraw an invitation to a representative from Planned Parenthood to a discussion called “Science at the Edges of...

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This American Life on Katrina…

I am an avid listener of “This American Life” on public radio and this week’s edition was very moving. Check your local schedule to see if is to still play in your region, or you can purchase this week’s program on Audible...

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The New York Times reports yesterday on the quality work done by FEMA after the hurricane hit New Orleans: Hundreds of firefighters, who responded to a nationwide call for help in the disaster, were held by the federal agency in Atlanta for days of...

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After watching this, go watch Russert’s “interview” with Michael Chertoff. It will make your stomach turn, and hopefully, your blood boil.
Thanks to Crooks and Liars for Hosting the Video.

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So, the Republican spin on Katrina basically has four levels: 1) George Bush is a strong, confident leader 2) We couldn’t have known the storm was going to be this bad 3) People who stayed in New Orleans should have left 4) It’s all the...

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Since the strategy of gathering up some random committed Republican to smear the opponent worked so well for the Brown campaign, it appears that the GOP wants to give it another try. This week’s GOP e-brief offers this insight: Here’s what one...

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Jonah Goldberg, from the National Review, sums up the ideology of a party whose President was making jokes about Trent Lott’s house today while 2 day old dead infants were being taken from freezers because of his incompetence and disregard for...

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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