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More on poverty

By R. Neal
October 18, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal The Marguerite Casey Foundation has released the results of a poll on attitudes towards poverty:


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.

Spike Lee's Katrina joint

By R. Neal
October 13, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Spike Lee is set to produce a documentary on Katrina for HBO called "When the Levee Broke." There's no word on what direction the documentary will take, but one can assume it will explore the racial dimensions of the catastrophe.

Jesse Gets It

October 12, 2005 - Check out Jesse Jackson's excellent piece in the Chicago Sun-Times, which raises the alarm about the need for progressives to get involved in the fight for Gulf Coast reconstruction: