While the media demonized the New Orleans' black population for crimes that turned out not to have happened, they ignored the group of white men who went on a shooting spree across the river.
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A new investigation exposes for the first time a rash of vigilante shootings in New Orleans, as white residents in the Algiers Point neighborhood formed an ad hoc militia and opened fire on blacks.
The way Donnell Herrington tells it, there was no warning. One second he was trudging through the heat. The next he was lying prostrate on the pavemen...
Although Charlie did press Bush on the Iraq War -- would he have fought it knowing there were no WMDs? -- the presence of Laura Bush during the interview did much to disarm Gibson.
Before, during, and after a serious terrorist attack, poor people endure retched conditions. US prisoners and Indian slum residents both share 59 square feet of living space.
Even before the storm, they were some of the country's neediest kids. Now, the children of Katrina who stayed longest in ramshackle government trailer...
Dear Karl: Since I'm the guy largely responsible for giving you a reputation as being very smart, then it seems appropriate that I also deliver the news that, as it turns out, you aren't too bright.
Stone assembled a game cast to play the characters who've wrought destruction upon the world in these past seven years. Except for two or three, they are bland and vague versions of the real.
The Republicans are about to lose another 20 to 34 seats in the House and at least seven seats in the Senate. It will take decades -- maybe even generations -- for them to recover from that.
New Orleans may be, according to the old slogan, "the city that care forgot", but, judging by this campaign, it's certainly the city America forgot.
McCain evidences the underlying motivator attributed to Bush in Oliver Stone's movie: the distorted priorities of a son of privilege doing battle with the legacy of more gifted and responsible family ancestors.
This election created a whole new generation of activists. We have energy and we have numbers. Justice will prevail. A people awakened cannot be put back to sleep.
There will be no place to go if we wake up tomorrow to find the financial levees have broken and our nation is under water.
Barack Obama rolls out a new line during a rally in Michigan on Sunday, saying John McCain's response to the financial meltdown was "Katrina-like":
The Big Big Bailout, as it is, will be crowning glory of Bushianity. One, gigantic theft of from real Americans to enrich the ruling class. It's a hell of trick.
Led by Senators Ted Stevens and Frank Lautenberg, and Reps. Tom Lantos and Chris Shays, the PETS Act set national policy on how to deal with animals in disasters in a post-Katrina environment.
Monday morning New Orleans breathed a sigh of relief. Only, there was this: we had breathed the same sigh and indulged in the same cliché on an all-too-similar Monday morning three years before.
As the Gulf Coast picks itself up after Gustav, and the Atlantic coast gets ready for Hannah, Ike, and Josephine, I'm going to fall back on the adage ...
One would think that the relatively new federal department, Homeland Security, would be doing its best to defend our homes, to keep us where our heart and hearth reside.
Presumptive Republican party presidential candidate John McCain could determine who would be his vice president, but apparently, he has no control ove...
If John McCain is smart, a viewing of When The Levees Broke might put his Straight Talk Express back on the right track. It might even find its way into his acceptance speech on Thursday night.
Karl Rove's minions may be smiling at the brazen gamesmanship of this pick: but if Americans fall for it, they should know all too well what to expect.
Our nation's workers, battered by unfair global competition, stagnant wages, declining benefits, and poor employer compliance with labor laws, deserve a Department of Labor that lives up to its name.
Democrats should stay away from the baby stories. They must resist the urge to comment at all on it. Let the media do the muckraking.
Why is it that our media hardly ever gets it right and lets the oil industry and the speculators run roughshod over our pocketbooks?
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