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We had to kill our patients  —  Doctors working in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans killed critically ill patients rather than leaving them to die in agony as they evacuated hospitals, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.  —  With gangs of rapists and looters rampaging through wards in the flooded city …
Discussion: Majikthise, Pandagon and Big Brass Blog
Kit Jarrell /
9/11 : I Remember  —  I had just taken a new position the day before as the manager of a bank in South Dakota.  I was at the main branch on the drive-up lane, and my co-worker Carol and I were chatting and listening to the radio we had back there as we took care of the morning's business customers.
Discussion: In the Bullpen
Cao / Cao's Blog:
Never Forget
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
John / AMERICAblog:
NEWSWEEK: Bush didn't know the Hurricane damage was bad until THURSDAY AFTER IT STRUCK  —  Newsweek has just published a horrifying story entitled "How Bush Blew It."  This is must-read for everyone, and this story must be shared widely.  Bush should resign, now.  He is the worst president in modern history.
Evan Thomas / MSNBC:
How Bush Blew It  —  Bureaucratic timidity.  Bad phone lines.  And a failure of imagination.  Why the government was so slow to respond to catastrophe.  —  Newsweek  —  Sept. 19, 2005 issue - It's a standing joke among the president's top aides: who gets to deliver the bad news?
Michael Kinsley / Los Angeles Times:
The fetid aroma of hindsight  —  Recriminations are all the rage today.  But really, does anyone ever pay attention to the prophets of doom until it's too late?  —  AS A GOOD AMERICAN, you no doubt have been worried sick for years about the levees around New Orleans.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Louisiana Failed To Follow A Flawed Plan: Florida  —  Today's Palm Beach Post takes a look at the Katrina response from a Floridian point of view, one that has plenty of experience with hurricane devastation and response.  The verdict of Florida's emergency response officials …
Dusting Off The Manual  —  Kevin reports that Time magazine says the Republicans have a three point plan for a comeback after Katrina: … There's one other little way to gin up base conservative voters that we can already see developing on the shout fest and gasbags shows.
Toby Helm / Telegraph:
Jews and Freemasons controlled war on Iraq, says No 10 adviser  —  Tony Blair decided to wage war on Iraq after coming under the influence of a "sinister" group of Jews and Freemasons, a Muslim barrister who advises the Prime Minister has claimed.  —  Ahmad Thomson, from the Association of Muslim Lawyers …
Discussion: USS Neverdock and Tim Worstall
Mike Allen / Time:
Living Too Much in the Bubble?  —  A bungled initial response to Katrina exposed the perils of a rigid, insular White House.  Inside Bush's plan to show he isn't isolated  —  President bush was seated in the white house situation Room, watching military and disaster officials beaming …
Kevin Drum / The Washington Monthly:
PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AT THE TONE....Time magazine does …
Discussion: Ezra Klein
Time:   Places Where the System Broke Down
Michelle Malkin:
THE DEMOCRATS' KATRINA PROFITEER  —  From the "Bias?  What liberal bias?" files...  On Saturday, had a piece titled "Firms with White House ties get Katrina contracts:" … The Baton Rouge-based Shaw Group, CNN tells us, is a major corporate client of Joe Allbaugh …
Nancy Benac / Associated Press:
Katrina Exodus Could Change Political Mix  —  WASHINGTON - Population shifts caused by the exodus of hurricane victims from the Gulf Coast could have ripple effects for years to come in Louisiana political races and perhaps beyond.  —  How big depends on how many people stay away …
Jim VandeHei / Washington Post:
Katrina Darkens the Outlook for Incumbents  —  Public Dismay Could Shape 2006 Elections  —  Hurricane Katrina has the potential to foment change in Washington like the terrorist strikes did four years ago, altering the government's priorities for the foreseeable future and darkening the mood …
Washington Post:
At 9/11 Walks, Remembrances Stream Forth  —  Thousands in D.C. and Va. Honor Victims, U.S. Troops  —  On a Sept. 11 as sunny and warm as that earth-shattering date four years ago, thousands of people yesterday remembered the terrorist attacks by walking in the nation's capital.
Poll shows Hoeven would be tough challenger for Conrad  —  FARGO, N.D. - A new poll shows that a race pitting Gov. John Hoeven as the challenger for Sen. Kent Conrad's seat would be a close battle.  —  Conrad's office called the poll "flawed," while Hoeven declined comment.  The matchup is hypothetical.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
M.E. Sprengelmeyer / Rocky Mountain News:
Black-and-blue Brown  —  Disaster point man has been beat up by jobs, friends say  —  WASHINGTON - As criticism of him grew this week, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown sent a candid e-mail to family and friends.  —  "I don't mind the negative press (well, actually …
Discussion: Think Progress
Washington Post:
Poll Shows Kilgore Ahead of Kaine in Va.  —  Republican Jerry W. Kilgore is leading in the Virginia governor's race despite efforts by Democrat Timothy M. Kaine to tap widespread satisfaction with Gov. Mark R. Warner's performance, according to a new Washington Post poll.
Discussion: MyDD and Commonwealth Conservative
A mind is a difficult thing to change: Part 6A (9/11: the watershed)  —  [On this fourth anniversary of 9/11, I am offering the following post.  It represents part A of a projected two-part segment about 9/11.  Parts A and B together will be the sixth entry in my ongoing series about intrapersonal political change.
Discussion: Varifrank

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