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05 September 2005 @ 09:44 am
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

KATRINA NEWS:
* 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?

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Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on September 5th, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
Tales from a suburban tourist: arsenic teaasimplelife on September 5th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
But a president who flew from Crawford to Washington in a heartbeat to intervene in the medical case of a single patient, Terri Schiavo, has no business lecturing anyone about playing politics with tragedy.

OUCH.