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Laughing from the blogwar sidelines

If you haven’t been following the latest blogwar, in which a number of high-profile writers have been hurling hostilities with great abandon, you won’t find this post funny: I refuse to engage in a blog-fight with Andrew Sullivan because he viciously refuses to link to me. Personally, I laughed so hard my coffee almost escaped [...]

What’s going on with the police?

Somewhere between Atlanta’s no-knock warrant disaster, where an 88-year-old woman was killed in her apparently drug-free home by police, and New York’s 50-shot barrage that resulted in the death of a bridegroom, there seems to be a problem with some of the police. Is it this? Simply put, the police culture in our country has [...]

FEMA to resume paying rent

Although victims of Katrina and Rita are scattered all over the United States, this news is likely to be received with a fair amount of hostility in Houston: A judge ordered the federal government to resume paying rent and make three months of retroactive payments for about 2,600 hurricane evacuee households in Houston and thousands [...]

The Great American Blame Game

The water had barely started to rise in the streets of New Orleans when people started looking for someone to blame. Fingers were pointed in every direction — any direction but their own, or that of their interest group. The fault lay with: the Army Corps of Engineers, the Bush administration, Governor Blanco, Mayor Nagin, [...]

Small Venusian airfields

Coming in under the heading of “funny things we already knew”: Women talk three times as much as men, says study It is something one half of the population has long suspected – and the other half always vocally denied. Women really do talk more than men. DH (who hopefully won’t read this post) could [...]