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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The death of civility

As you can imagine, my line of work brings me into contact with a great number of jerks. They are oafish, hostile people who are full of wrong opinions and recognize no inhibitions in expressing them.

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Memo to Jack Murtha

You say that “80 percent of Iraqis want us out.” I’m not sure where you got that figure, but it’s probably low. I’d guess that close to 100 percent of Iraqis — as well as 100 percent of Americans — would love to see U.S. troops heading home for the holidays. But some of us think it matters whether we leave Iraq after we’ve defeated our enemies — or whether we leave Iraq after having surrendered to our enemies.

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Lessons learned

Last May, the nation’s senior hurricane forecasters gathered in Bay St. Louis, Miss., to warn the nation that another active Atlantic tropical storm season was on the way. Less than four months later, Hurricane Katrina nearly washed the town away.

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Michael Brown tries again

Ousted FEMA director Michael Brown, who was vilified over his handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, plans to make a fresh start in Colorado, selling his expertise about how emergency planning can go right or so very wrong.

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Liars on parade

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, sometimes mentioned as a possible Democratic presidential hopeful in 2008, got caught in another lie this week.

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