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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Border Wars V - Operation Cyclone in Rutbah, Tal Afar, and more  —  With simultaneous offensives occurring in Qaim, Tal Afar, and Rabiah, Coalition forces launch Operation Cyclone in the southern town of Rutbah, which sits astride roads at the southern-most border crossing with Syria and the northern-most border crossing with Jordan.
Discussion: The Belmont Club
Jacob Silberberg / Associated Press:
Battle Eases in Sweep for Iraq Insurgents
Discussion: Winds of Change.NET
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.
Kevin Drum / The Washington Monthly:
PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AT THE TONE....Time magazine does …
Discussion: Time and Ezra Klein
Koizumi's LDP wins big  —  Party on track for 300 seats; DPJ gets drubbing  —  Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party cruised to victory Sunday, handily winning a majority in the 480-seat House of Representatives and giving him a mandate to push ahead with postal privatization.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Cheney backed removing FEMA boss from Katrina duty  —  AUSTIN, Texas, Sept 10 - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday said he supported the decision to remove Michael Brown as head of the federal relief effort in the stricken Gulf Coast but refused to say if Brown would eventually be dismissed.
Nolan Finley / Detroit News:
Bush's Katrina dawdling should offend conservatives  —  It was suggested last week that I turn in my conservative credentials because I thought Michael Brown ought to be fired for the way he bungled the initial response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster.  —  If hanging on to those credentials means …
Associated Press:
Ceremonies mark 9/11 anniversary  —  NEW YORK (AP) — America mourned the victims of September 11 on Sunday as the siblings of the deceased read their loved ones' names and offered messages of remembrance to a weeping crowd at the site where the World Trade Center once stood.
Discussion: The American Street

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