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New Orleans was not an unpredictable disaster--it was
a model for the incompetence of the Bush Administration. And when the
next disaster comes, we will all be under water.

As the waters rise, how about a sea chantey for the
Bush Administration?

The waning political power of the Bush Administration
poses a huge opportunity for Democrats to revitalize the party and
challenge the President's flawed vision of hurricane recovery and
continuing involvement in Iraq.

The only bright spot in this man-made disaster has been the wave of public outrage at the Administration's failure to provide aid to the most vulnerable.

William Rehnquist showed little regard for the social
consequences that followed his unrelenting application of conservative
legal theory.

FEMA enjoyed bipartisan praise during the 1990s under
President Clinton. By the time Hurricane Katrina roared into the Gulf,
the Bush Administration had dismantled it.

The incompetence revealed by the response to Hurricane
Katrina can be traced to a twenty-five-year project, begun in the
Reagan era, of discrediting government.

Bush may crow about a new constitution, but he can't deny that autocrats, theocrats and terrorists are clearly in control.

The job's too vital to be left unfilled. So Bush will stiff the Senate now--and name Bolton anyhow.

Blogs

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

McConnell finds himself in another tight re-election race with his career on the line, and another crisis in Iraq.

June 19, 2014

There is a model for Dick Cheney’s belief that when it comes to being greeted as liberators, second time’s a charm.

June 18, 2014

The federal government is really bad at preserving records—and this has led to many scandals.

June 18, 2014

He once lobbied for dictators and served as trade czar for George W. Bush. What is he doing on Romney's short list for running mate?

June 25, 2012

New fundraising numbers suggest Obama can’t out-raise Romney enough to compensate for the cascade of dishonest attacks on his record coming from Karl Rove and company. 

June 7, 2012

After three years of griping about slow growth, the GOP’'s Budget Committee chair is suddenly fretting about too much growth.

February 3, 2012

Assessing the landmark education legislation on its tenth anniversary.

January 6, 2012

With his new revisionist memoir, Dick Cheney is more concerned about maintaining status within the Republican party than he is about selling books.

August 31, 2011