September 5th, 2005


Updated 10:31 am

"The first rule of the social fabric - that in times of crisis you protect the vulnerable - was trampled. Leaving the poor in New Orleans was the moral equivalent of leaving the injured on the battlefield. No wonder confidence in civic institutions is plummeting."
-David Brooks

* Frank Rich: Falluja Floods the Superdome
* Anne Rice on losing New Orleans.
* Joel Achenbach on why race matters.
* When tragedy struck, where was our president?
* Britons describe horrors at the Superdome, after being smuggled out.
* Eugene Robinson on third world scenes.
* Howard Kurtz on journalists as feeling citizens. The BBC asks, has Katrina allowed the media to redeem itself?

Do check out this post by a friend.

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Hand truck = achieved. Was only $25, and considering my plan of a lengthy move schedule, I figured it was cheaper than renting. Also, from now on, if you need a hand truck, you can borrow mine! After October 2nd, that is. Heh.

Also, TV = totally looted.* Scuffed up my wrists doing it, but worth it.

(Looted from a certain operative's house, that is.)