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Obama, Biden imply superior Republican leadership in Louisiana

Without recognizing why, because it would undercut their partisan “Katrina was all Bush’s fault” narrative, the Obama-Biden team nevertheless acknowledged the improved situation in Louisiana: Barack Obama expressed hope Saturday that the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina three years ago would help to protect the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Gustav this time. His running mate, …

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posted by: The Editors @ 11:46 am August 30, 2008


Perfect Rehash of Leftwing Bromides

A couple of points stuck out in E.J.Dionne’s latest Washington Post column, “Perfect Storm for the Poor”: What is most notable is the complete absence of any comment or analysis of the causes of poverty. Dionne doesn’t even mention any. Bottom line – you guessed it – it’s President Bush’s fault. It’s all a matter …

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posted by: The Editors @ 7:54 am September 2, 2006


Will the press examine their own inadequate response to hurricane Katrina?

Probably not, as this effort from The Washington Post illustrates. We noted all the shoddy press coverage of the hurricane and its aftermath at the time. See for example here and here. More Katrina related stuff here. The Post piece fails to even mention any of the unrealistic expectations, hysteria and outright falsehoods spread by …

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posted by: The Editors @ 12:39 pm August 26, 2006


Dept. of Homeland Security too focused on security?

The AP reports (via Yahoo News): WASHINGTON – Widespread criticism of the government’s sluggish response to Hurricane Katrina was largely deserved, the Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog concludes in a report rapping the agency for focusing on terrorism at the expense of preparing for natural disasters. But wasn’t the Department of Homeland Security created in …

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posted by: The Editors @ 2:38 pm April 13, 2006


WaPo news flash! – the federal government is wasteful and inefficient

The Washington Post has a front page analysis of the progress, or lack thereof, in rebuilding the region hit by hurricane Katrina. What the article demonstrates is the glaring problem of unrealistic expectations. Nearly five months after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans, President Bush’s lofty promises to rebuild the Gulf Coast have been frustrated by …

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posted by: The Editors @ 9:35 am January 28, 2006


Liberals use MLK holiday to advance shibboleths about race

Nick Kotz uses the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday to illustrate how so many on the left unquestioningly accept some old shibboleths about race and racism in today’s Washington Post: …despite the enormous gains, old problems persist. The winds of Hurricane Katrina blew away the veil shielding complacent eyes from the desperate poverty of the …

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posted by: The Editors @ 9:43 am January 16, 2006


Senator Coburn Gets Porked

Via Tapscott’s Copy Desk: The U.S. Senate voted 86-13 against three anti-pork spending amendments offered by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK. The Coburn amendments would have repealed $500,000 previously authorized for a sculpture park in Seattle, Washington, $200,000 to build an animal shelter in Westerly, RI, and $200,000 to build a parking lot in Omaha, Nebraska, …

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posted by: The Editors @ 6:14 pm October 20, 2005


The MSM lied, people didn’t die…

…or at least not nearly as many as they initially predicted in the hysterical news coverage immediately following hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans. The Los Angeles Times, to their credit, has a good critique of the post-Katrina news coverage, Katrina Takes a Toll on Truth, News Accuracy. We’ve been pointing out the …

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posted by: The Editors @ 11:27 am September 27, 2005


DoD is for fighting wars, FEMA is for emergency management…

It looks like we’re in for another round of knee-jerk overreaction in Washington. We were against the formation of the Dept. of Homeland Security after 9/11, reasoning that the addition of yet another layer of bureacracy wouldn’t be helpful. From the Washington Post, Bush Urges Shift in Relief Responsibilities: …Bush is asking Congress to consider …

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posted by: The Editors @ 11:27 am September 26, 2005


More on Davis-Bacon

David Bernstein at The Volokh Conspiracy has comments on the Democrats’ continued support of the Davis-Bacon Act here. We addressed the issue previously here.


posted by: The Editors @ 9:58 am September 23, 2005


Hurricane question for liberals

Question: We know Bushitler-Rove sent hurricane Katrina into New Orleans because they don’t like black people. But why are they attacking their home state of Texas now, sending hurricane Rita in there? What’s the angle? Anyone?


posted by: The Editors @ 7:31 pm September 21, 2005


“The feds were slow” – the meme that wouldn’t die

A “news” story on MSNBC’s website begins: WASHINGTON – Initially, after Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, was slow in getting ice and water to victims. …. But as we noted days ago, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army were on scene right after hurricane Katrina hit, with water, food, and …

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posted by: The Editors @ 2:39 pm September 17, 2005


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