The three most laughable words in Hollywood have long been "conflict of interest".
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Congress has approrpriated zero -- that is to say, nothing -- additional for coastal restoration since Katrina wiped out a swath of vulnerable coastline.
Ask the obvious questions--like, how much failure is reason to look elsewhere for these projects?
One of Florida's players' majors was just flashed on the screen, and it tells you all you need to know about the NCAA.
Freelancers are on their own in dangerous situations around the world, without the protections most employees in most businesses take for granted.
See just how grateful Chris Matthews was for getting the Tom DeLay scoop.
Here is the Army Corps of Engineers admitting that federal taxpayers paid to drown the center of the Crescent City.
Now that the Congressional Black Caucus has convinced Cynthia McKinney to apologize, can they spare a moment for the fate of the Crescent City?
The fact that a high-ranking official of a federal agency took the blame for the worst man-made disaster in American history should be some kind of news in this country.
Would The Times brook such global ignorance in reporters covering New York City?
Gen. Pace explained "over a period of two years", there were meetings with Gen. Tommy Franks over his planning for an Iraq invasion.
Skimming? Isn't that what happens only in Vegas, and stays in Vegas? A better question might be: why do we need the Corps of Engineers?
When other officials profess a lack of doubt, ask your intel friends whether there is any doubt. If they say yes, print it this time.
The NYT, lauded by a commenter here recently for its diligence on the New Orleans story, plays catchup ball today on the continuing story of the Corps...
FEMA, by only requiring a three-foot elevation, was saying that the post-Katrina flooding was a unique catastrophe.
It's comfort, cold comfort, to know we're not the only country whose leadership continues to say "nobody could have known" about predictable, and predicted, disasters.
On Hardball Friday afternoon, Gen. Tommy Franks, the commander of the Iraq war, said in passing: "Ask him about the 14 months we spent planning this thing."
The short attention span forever being ascribed to us in the reading/viewing public actually seems to be more of a problem for those on the other end of the media tube.
America's leading newspapers tried to help Woods avoid controversy by leaving the word out in their reports. They did what? Why? Who else are they trying to "help"?
More and more stuff falls into the "amazing, but not surprising" file, and this story in the NYT is definitely at the top of the pile. It concerns a c...
I wrote here about the remarkable outpouring of smart, nasty, funny satire embodied in the post-Katrina Carnival parades in New Orleans. That spirit d...
Tonight, two days after satellite voting for voters diasporated from New Orleans closed, MSNBC is providing the first live national coverage of a mayoral debate in the city.
Why is this news, that Pace was putting the start date for such planning as far back as spring of 2001? This excerpt from Cobra II should clarify things a bit.
That, and the difference between a disaster that, for better or worse, is over after three days, and one in which 80% of a city is underwater for three weeks.
In politics, as in magic, distraction, or misdirection, is a major part of the art. That's what I thought when I saw this bland travel note...
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