Monthly Archives: September 2005

The costs of rebuilding

I’ve been waiting to read what Ron Silliman would have to say about Katrina for a week. And, sure enough, sharp as usual, and calling on the citizenry as a whole to look at the long-term consequences of an underfunded … Continue reading

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Practice Hope

Alwin’s latest post is a call to work and a source of hope. He’s relaying field reports and reflections from Dr. Ken Maddox. Dr. Maddox’s closing paragraph includes this beautiful blast: Please join me and others throughout this country in … Continue reading

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Do I hear an echo?

Paul Krugman on September 2 At a fundamental level, I’d argue, our current leaders just aren’t serious about some of the essential functions of government. They like waging war, but they don’t like providing security, rescuing those in need or … Continue reading

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What was known

Steve Ersinghaus has posted a link to a 2001 Scientific American on what was known.

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Fallujah Floods the Superdome

Frank Rich turns up the heat in Fallujah Floods the Superdome.

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Typhoon Nabi

Here in Kyushu we’ll have an exciting couple of days with the arrival of Typhoon Nabi. The bigger picture is available from the Japan Meteorlogical Agency site. The satellite image of the northwest quadrant of the Pacific is pretty scary, … Continue reading

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Katrina’s Aftermath

Mark Bernstein’s “What Ended” is one of the best responses to the horrors of Katrina’s aftermath I’ve read so far, and a great example of writing with power. What ended this week is the illusion that words can substitute for … Continue reading

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