The Future of News? FEMA’s Fake Press Conference

The WaPo’s Al Kamen watched a press conference on Tuesday that was given by FEMA Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson. He got a little suspicious. The reporters were lobbing too many softballs. No one asked about trailers with formaldehyde for those made homeless by the fires. And the media seemed to...

Louisiana Purging Voter Rolls of Katrina Refugees

Just Democracy reported this past week that the Bush Regime, with the help of the Louisiana state govt, is reaching the culmination of its plan to make New Orleans a white, Republican city by using Hurricane Katrina as an excuse to rid the city of its poor and its black populations. The federal government...

A Particularly Unhappy Anniversery

I think it fitting that my recent interview with Category 5 coauthor Judith Howard occured this week as we settle down to reflect upon the 2nd anniversary of a particularly grim event in our nation’s recent history. I would like to give pause for a few moments as we look back at that terrible time, a...