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Washington Post:
Louisiana Goes After Federal Billions  —  Louisiana's congressional delegation has requested $40 billion for Army Corps of Engineers projects in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, about 10 times the annual Corps budget for the entire nation, or 16 times the amount the Corps has said it would need …
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
A Swamp of Corruption  —  In Katrina's wake, Louisiana's political culture needs a cleanup too.  —  Perhaps no footage from Hurricane Katrina was replayed more often than the "Meet the Press" clip of Aaron Broussard, president of Jefferson Parish, La., telling Tim Russert that bureaucrats had …
Glenn Reynolds /
IS THIS PORK? … This needs to be a non-starter.  It is, to me, an open and under-debated question whether the federal government should fund the rebuilding of New Orleans — I'm inclined to agree with the polls that say it shouldn't — but this is a naked grab for money …
Discussion: Althouse and One Hand Clapping
Seattle Times:
Reports of anarchy at Superdome overstated  —  NEW ORLEANS — After five days managing near riots, medical horrors and unspeakable living conditions inside the Superdome, Louisiana National Guard Col. Thomas Beron prepared to hand over the dead to representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Washington Post:
New Analyses Bolster Central Tenets of Evolution Theory  —  Pa. Trial Will Ask Whether 'Alternatives' Can Pass as Science  —  When scientists announced last month they had determined the exact order of all 3 billion bits of genetic code that go into making a chimpanzee …
Josh Getlin / Los Angeles Times:
'Intelligent Design' Trial Begins Today
Discussion: Feministe and How Appealing
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Correcting the facts and missing the truth  —  Three weeks ago, I linked to Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard's outburst on Meet the Press about the mother of a colleague who died, abandoned, in a flooded nursing home.  Two weeks later, I said it was my responsibility to link to a correction about details of that story.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Tim Russert's Effective Ambush  —  We have one thing to say about Tim Russert's almost cliched ambush of a guest from whom he did have a right to seek on-the-record clarifications: "Oye."  —  If a reporter gets a dramatic quote or piece of broadcast tape and runs it — and runs with it …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Let's return to the matter of Timothy E. Flanigan, currently awaiting confirmation as Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and Jack Abramoff.  —  To review the highlights of our story, Timothy Flanigan was appointed Deputy White House Counsel at the beginning of the Bush administration.
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:   Top Ehrlich Aide Assisting Abramoff Probe
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
GunScam - The Next Canadian Scandal  —  The Winnipeg Sun reports that the Conservatives in Canada await more than just one report next winter that could alter the trajectory of Canadian politics.  While Judge Gomery writes his report on the Sponsorship Programme, the auditor general …
Discussion: Clayton Cramer's BLOG
Maria McClintock /
'Bigger fraud than AdScam'
Discussion: Daimnation!
National Review:
Inside the Antiwar Demo  —  Stop the war.  Impeach Bush.  Destroy Israel.  Remember Katrina.  And don't forget Florida and Ohio...  Ramsey Clark, the attorney general of the United States from 1967 to 1969, was talking about the old days.  Standing backstage at the antiwar rally held …
Discussion: PostWatch and Power Line
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Massachusetts Governor Makes His State the Butt of His Jokes  —  Republican's Out-of-Town Act May Alienate Majority Democrats  —  BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, exploring a possible presidential run in 2008, has a message for his fellow Republicans.  —  Take my state.  Please!
John / AMERICAblog:
US soldiers allegedly trading pictures of dead Iraqis & Afghanis for porn  —  WARNING: The links in this story are to graphic, gruesome pictures of dead bodies, and some include graphic sexual content as well.  —  (This soldier is proudly presenting what appears to be a bloody dismembered human arm dangling …
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Smash / The Indepundit:
Fracture Lines  —  IT BEGINS, as these things always do, with a march through downtown.  —  Angry-looking youth in masks lead the way, waving their Palestinian, Iraqi, and anarchist flags behind a red banner that reads "Justice for Palestine, Justice for Immigrants, Justice for the Katrina Survivors."
Discussion: OxBlog
Andrew Buncombe / Independent:
US forced to import bullets from Israel as troops use 250,000 for every rebel killed  —  US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan - an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed - that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand.  As a result the US is having to import supplies from Israel.

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