Call it too much of a good thing: the donations of furniture, toys and clothing — “a Mount Everest” of clothes at the Salvation Army alone — filling warehouses, truck trailers and even churches as people comb their homes for castaway items to send to those who lost everything in the storm.
Permitting himself to give credence to the notion that black poverty of recent years in New Orleans reflects racial discrimination and lack of opportunity was anything but an act of compassion toward blacks. He is either uninformed, which of course is troubling, or willing to bury truth for political ends, which is also troubling.
After nearly 14 years in the Senate, Patty Murray thought she had seen just about everything. But the Washington Democrat said she had never been lied to by a cabinet secretary until Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt broke a promise and again delayed a final decision on whether to allow over-the-counter sales of a morning-after contraceptive known as Plan B.