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Thursday Afternoon News Roundup

Thursday Afternoon News Roundup The monthly unemployment numbers came out last Friday. We are seeing more of the same as Paul Krugman and others predicted. 157,000 jobs were added last month. We need more. I know that there has been a lot of talk about deficits. In my opinion, there hasn’t been enough talk about job creation and a living wage. That’s what we need. (Just talked about this on the Jeff Messer Show.) Michelle Obama is going to the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton (killed by gun violence). Read more. Very sad. I know that a lot of people are worried about

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Thursday News Round Up

Thursday news roundup Even if you were paying attention yesterday, you may have missed a couple big news items. First of all, Philip Zelikow, an aid to Condoleezza Rice when she was Secretary of State, messed up. He actually thought that the Constitution was the Constitution. He thought that because we sign treaties and have more than 200 years’ history of not embracing torture that that actually meant something. He thought, amazingly enough, that the Geneva conventions, which we signed, actually bind us to uphold them. That notion is kind of quaint and laughable now, but back in the day, he

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Judge rules that failure to maintain levees led to Katrina

Wow, now this is huge news. From MSNBC: A federal judge has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers’ failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast in 2005. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval late Wednesday ruled in favor of residents who alleged the Army Corps’ shoddy oversight of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet led to the flooding of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward and neighboring St. Bernard Parish. Many in Katrina have argued that Katrina, which struck the region Aug. 29, 2005, was a manmade disaster caused by the Army Corps’

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