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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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day:
“This is a storm that requires immediate action now.” –President Bush.
4 days and 10 hours after the storm.

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Right on Target

Jack Cafferty, CNN: No one – no one – is saying the government is doing a good job in handling one of the most atrocious and embarrassing and far-reaching and calamatous things that has come along in this country in my lifetime...

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The nightmare in New Orleans continues, while the Nero of Crawford seems to be playing his fiddle. The news reports today are full of tales of a lack of leadership, slow responses by the federal government, misplaced priorities, and an almost total...

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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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