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While I was out...

By R. Neal
November 15, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Congratulations to our host, the Institute for Southern Studies, on the launch of their Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch project. Hey, it's an important job and somebody's gotta do it and the media doesn't seem all that interested.


October 17, 2005 - With a $200 billion aid package for hurricane-ravaged Louisiana in limbo, the emerging theme spinning out of the GOP message machine is that Louisiana is too "corrupt" to be trusted with the money, and so the people of the Gulf should just be abandoned.

What's a Scandal?

July 22, 2005 - What does and doesn't make a political scandal is always fascinating to watch. For the last two generations, the benchmark for public office misdeeds has been Watergate, as evidenced by the fact that "-gate" is attached to every act of malfeasance that comes down the pike.

Army: Halliburton's Billions Not News

July 8, 2005 - I'm not sure which is more dubious: that Halliburton has received another $5 billion contract for logistics support in Iraq, despite being under multiple investigations for fraud, overcharges and abuse -- or that the Army didn't feel move

Tonight On Frontline: Private Warriors

June 21, 2005 - Tonight, the PBS show Frontline will broadcast "Private Warriors," what promises to be an excellent look into private contractors working in Iraq. From the Frontline website: