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The Grinning Skull

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

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.

Will There Be Justice in New Orleans?

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

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.

Katrina's Hidden Race War: White Militia Attacked Black Residents

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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...

Cowardly Bush Hides Behind Laura's Skirts: Gibson Fails to Ask the Key Questions

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Abrams

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.

India, Katrina, and the Bailout: How Poor People Everywhere Are Being Neglected

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

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.

Katrina Kids: "The Sickest Ever" | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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...

Hey Karl, Thanks

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

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.


Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

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.

America is a Liberal Country

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

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.

Forget the Yanks, Here Come the Dutch

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

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.

A Plague Upon the White House

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

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.

Come To Ohio! What We Can Learn From 2004 - And What We Can Do In 2008

Sandi DuBowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandi DuBowski

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.

Katrina 2.0

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Winer

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.

Jed Lewison

Obama: McCain's Economic Crisis Response "Katrina-Like...Just Sorta Stood There" | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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": S...

The Trillion Dollar Wrong Thing

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Beinhart

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.

Sheltering Animals from the Storm

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

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.

The Ol' Boys of Braithwaite

Randy Fertel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Fertel

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.

In the Wake of Katrina, Gustav...

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

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 ...

After Gustav: Where's the Home in Homeland?

Linda Cronin-Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Cronin-Gross

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.

The Uninvited Keynote Speaker at the GOP Convention

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Presumptive Republican party presidential candidate John McCain could determine who would be his vice president, but apparently, he has no control ove...

When the Levees Broke: Spike Lee's Sonogram of an American Stillbirth

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

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.

The Rovian Politics of Choosing Sarah Palin

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

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.

The Department of Labor: A Damage Assessment

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

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.

Framing Sarah Palin

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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.

Gustav and Oil Price Hysteria

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Why is it that our media hardly ever gets it right and lets the oil industry and the speculators run roughshod over our pocketbooks?