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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
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.
Steve Sabludowsky /
Hurricane Rita Louisiana Damage: Broussard Meets Russert
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.
Robert Novak /
GOP in turmoil  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike Pence, a 46-year-old former radio talk show host from eastern Indiana serving his third term in Congress, is currently chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC).  He has tried hard to cooperate with the regular House Republican leadership rather than confront it.
Discussion: QandO and Betsy's Page
Pam / Pam's House Blend:
Iraqi women say freedoms are slipping away  —  Bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq.  Wasn't that one of Chimpy's prime justifications to overthrowing Saddam?  Women's rights groups have been warning that without specific constitutional protections, women in the "New Iraq" were going to suffer a rollback of rights.
Discussion: Big Brass Blog
Armed and dangerous - Flipper the firing dolphin let loose by Katrina  —  It may be the oddest tale to emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Discussion: ACSBlog, Wizbang and Riehl World View
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!
Mr. Right / The Right Place:
Angry Protesters Demand "U.S. Out of U.S. Now!"  —  During a much-publicized anti-war protest in our nation's capitol this past weekend, "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan, who previously demanded that President George W. Bush resign and withdraw his troops from occupied New Orleans …
Discussion: Don Surber
David Postman / Seattle Times:
11th commandment repealed  —  YAKIMA — State Republicans have decided that 10 commandments are enough.  —  The Republicans' 11th commandment — Thou shall not speak ill of other Republicans — was repealed at a weekend meeting of the party's executive committee.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Anatomy Of A Disgrace  —  Some readers may recall that I've written about Pat Tillman before.  The San Francisco Chronicle is out with this must-read article that updates the story with new details.  Some excerpts: … The horrific description of his death at the hands of his fellow soldiers:
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Unfogged
Elisabeth Goodridge / Associated Press:
Praise, Anger at Pro-War Rally in D.C.  —  Support for U.S. troops fighting abroad mixed with anger toward anti-war demonstrators at home as hundreds of people, far fewer than organizers had expected, rallied Sunday on the National Mall just a day after a massive protest against the war in Iraq.
Yahoo! News:   NEWS STORIESCindy Sheehan: Last Weekend Karl Rove Said I Was a Clown
TIME Sunday: How many Mike Browns did Bush appoint?  —  RAW STORY  —  A TIME inquiry finds that at top positions in some vital government agencies, the Bush Administration is putting connections before experience  —  FROM SUNDAY'S TIME — EXCERPTS (FULL PAID STORY): "Historically …
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister
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.
Ann Hornaday / Washington Post:
'No Direction': Scorsese Points The Way to Dylan  —  "No Direction Home" represents a great musical-cinematic summit, as no less than the great Martin Scorsese directs — with superb control and judgment — what surely qualifies as the definitive documentary about Bob Dylan.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Tom DeLay / Washington Times:
Republicans will defend taxpayers  —  Having compiled a long record as a conscientious fiscal conservative in the House of Representatives, it is clear that the recent political discussion focusing on the government's spending priorities and overall economic platform in the wake of Hurricane Katrina …

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