The following posts are ones that caught me as I surfed the web. Some are insightful, many informative, others provocative, most are partisan, and all thought provoking. I recommend them.
Michael Berube skewers the modern Republican party adeptly and well. Who knew that we'd ever miss the old Republican party?
James Wolcott explains better than I why it's imperative to push for answers and fix accountability now.
Emma at American Street names and challenges what she labels a southern culture that falsely distinguishes the white poor from the black poor, and leverages that distinction for political gain. The comment thread here adds substance to the post.
Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, makes the case for impeaching the President in this extremely provocative CounterPunch post.
Billmon nails the President for using firefighters in a photo op instead of sending them into NO to rescue trapped Americans and put out the growing number of fires. He's got plenty of suggestions for additional ways to use first responders to solve Bush's PR problems.
Eric Holdeman, Director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management, provides an interesting overview of FEMA before an after Bush. The real surprise here is found in this excerpt: "This year it was announced that FEMA is to "officially" lose the disaster preparedness function that it has had since its creation. The move is a death blow to an agency that was already on life support. In fact, FEMA employees have been directed not to become involved in disaster preparedness functions, since a new directorate (yet to be established) will have that mission." Huh.
And that's enough for today. It's distressing, infuriating, and just plain sad, sad, sad. What's happening to America?