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Category: Environment

Hurricane Katrina: Destroying Lives, Destroying Illusions

by WS Editors | Sep 15, 2005 | Environment, National Security

The flood is receding from the streets of New Orleans, but the Crescent City and the wider Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will be prostrate for the foreseeable future. At press time, the mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, has “strongly encouraged” all remaining residents to leave the city to escape the threat […]

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Judging John Roberts | Help From Abroad | Public to Democrats: Speak Up! | Liberal Hawks

by WS Editors | Sep 15, 2005 | Environment, Foreign Policy

Double Whammy—“Wow. You got the double whammy,” President Bush once told a 9/11 widow who lost her firefighter husband on their eighth wedding anniversary. The same could be said of the events between August 29 and September 5, when Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist passed away. The last […]

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A Coming Energy Crisis Is Being Ignored

by Tom Halsted | Jul 1, 2005 | Environment

Tom Halsted is a former longtime Washingtonian who had a career here as a high-level public information officer for the government, specializing in energy, arms control and intelligence issues. That put him in close contact with the working press, and he eventually became a journalist himself. He became a columnist for the Daily Times of Gloucester, Massachusetts, […]

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Drug Company Deceptions | “News That Could Be Verse”

by WS Editors | Oct 1, 2004 | Environment, Legal Affairs

Ask the Internet—“Ask your doctor” is the pitch promoted in all those TV prescription-drug ads. But your doctor may have been influenced to prescribe certain high-priced drugs by the industry’s big-bucks wooing of the medical profession. Among other things, that includes giving doctors free, give-away patient samples of purple pills to encourage expensive drugstore purchases […]

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