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George W. Bush Returns To New Orleans For Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Former President George W. Bush will return to New Orleans on Friday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that devestated the city.

Bush will give remarks at Warren Easton Charter High School, where he also spoke on the first anniversary of the storm, The Associated Press reported.

Bush has pushed back on criticisms that the federal government's response to the storm was inadequate.


"Take it from an old guy" Person Online Gets Advice On How To Deal With Grief


What does it say about the deep GOP bench that none of them have managed to outperform a guy who has


The most damning part of Donald Trump’s political rise

Remember when the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates was supposed to be so deep and talented? Then why is a reality TV clown beating all of them?


It’s late August, so obviously things will likely change by the time Iowa starts to caucus. But remember, the whole point of this deep GOP bench was supposed to be that it would thwart the absurdity of the 2012 cycle, when Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann were front-runners for a time. And yet in this cycle, it’s gotten to the point where William Kristol has morphed from praising the current crop of “strong candidates” to fretting that “the rest of the field isn’t what it should be” and encouraging Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to enter the race.

So here’s my question: What does it say about the deep GOP bench that none of them have managed to outperform a guy who has no comparative political advantage except celebrity and a willingness to insult anyone who crosses his path?


Woman strips to show fresh mastectomy scars as Virginia official calls to defund Planned Parenthood

One Roanoke County resident, Leigh Anne Woods, took off her shirt in front of Bedrosian to reveal scars from her double mastectomy, which she had weeks earlier due to breast cancer. Woods claimed she had learned breast health from Planned Parenthood and might not have discovered the cancer otherwise.

A woman who was identified as Leigh Anne Woods by WDBJ walked up the podium and took her shirt off as Bedrosian was speaking.

“You have a problem because they perform abortions, look at everything else they do, they save lives!” Woods said.

“It’s more than birth control,” she insisted. “It’s more than abortion. They save lives.”

Woods told WDBJ that she wanted to show the county supervisor the scars from the mastectomy she had just weeks earlier, and she credited Planned Parenthood for saving her life.




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New Report Highlights Koch Brothers' Role In Hurricane Katrina Damage

New Report Highlights Koch Brothers' Role In Hurricane Katrina Damage
Groups backed by the conservative billionaires helped to worsen the impact of the storm and hinder the recovery process.


WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Democratic opposition research group American Bridge's Bridge Project describes the way Charles and David Koch, the influential conservative billionaires, put their vast resources into actions that exacerbated the impact of Hurricane Katrina and stalled the Gulf Coast’s recovery.

The report, released Thursday, highlights the Koch brothers' influence on the region before and after the storm, including constructing and operating pipelines that destroyed wetlands south of New Orleans and attempting to obstruct legislation that would have aided the recovery.

The report describes a federal class-action lawsuit claiming that Koch Pipeline Company and other major oil companies were “partly responsible for the destruction of 1 million acres of marshlands and also for millions more acres of dying marshland.” The destruction of the marshlands eliminated New Orleans' "natural protection against hurricane winds and storm surges,” according to the lawsuit. The case was later dismissed because a judge deemed it “ambitious.”


Nat'l Journal: Trump Preaching to Shrinking White Electorate Creates Problems for GOP

Trump Preaching to Shrinking White Electorate Creates Problems for GOP
His anti-immigrant rhetoric and visceral stance on citizenship rights are forcing Republicans into opposing corners.


This rightward lurch—behind an almost certainly hopeless cause of constitutional change—captures the core GOP dilemma now unfolding in the party's nomination contest.

The Republican electoral coalition now relies on preponderant majorities from the groups most unsettled by demographic and cultural change: older, noncollege, and rural whites. There are no longer enough of those voters to guarantee Republicans a national majority; that's why Democrats have won the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections. Yet, as Trump's rise shows, many of those voters militantly oppose the policies (like immigration reform) that might help the party expand its coalition.

Trump's rise behind his belligerent immigration agenda has horrified many conservative thinkers. Perceptive conservative essayist Ben Domenech recently warned that Trump is leading the GOP "toward a coalition that is reduced to the narrow interests of identity politics for white people."



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