Alito, abortion and the South

November 2, 2005 - If news coverage is any indication, it seems abortion is shaping up to be a key focal point -- and maybe the focal point -- of the Supreme Court confirm I'm hearing from progressives who think this single-issue focus is a bad idea. There are lots of ration battle over Judge Samuel Alito.

"No one could have anticipated"

By R. Neal
November 1, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal In July of 2004, FEMA conducted an exercise called "Hurricane Pam". You may have heard of it. It predicted the disastrous effects of a hypothetical Category 3 hurricane striking New Orleans, and was used as a model for planning FEMA's response.

Katrina Death Toll

October 17, 2005 - Robert Lindsay seems to be the only one tracking this, and we thank him for it. The death toll from Katrina now stands at 1,337. Here's the state-by-state breakdown: Louisiana: Fri., October 14: 1,035 Mississippi: Fri., October 14: 224