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  • Facts: The bridge, the education ad

     
    Two useful pieces that fill in some blanks, if you haven't formed an opinion yet: Here's a piece in the National Review that argues that Sarah Palin isn't being quite as misleading as Democrats say she is about the Bridge......
  • Hurricane Ike: Feds outline preparations

     
    by Frank James The Feds have issued a press release outlining the preparations they've made for Hurricane Ike. The release has some useful information. For instance, there are more than 1,000 high-water vehicles at the ready to conduct search-and-rescue.....
  • Conditions deteriorating on Texas coast

     
    The waters of the Gulf of Mexico are already rising ahead of Hurricane Ike as the giant storm closes on the northern coast of Texas and western Louisiana. Sea levels are already 5 feet above predicted tides, and forecasters are......
  • Hurricane Ike victims should 'be patient'

     
    A flooded street after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Galveston, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) by Frank James Not many details from the 2:30 pm federal press conference on Hurricane Ike held by Homeland......
  • Bush: Gas-price gouging in Ike's wake?

     
    by Mark Silva President Bush, citing the damage that Hurricane Ike is causing in not only Texas, but also parts of Louisiana, said today that federal agencies will be monitoring gas prices in the midst of energy-supply disruptions to ensure......
  • Sarah Palin's 'red neck'

     
    One of the curious bits of information from a scrub of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's background is the existence of the oddly-named Rouge Cou Co., a would-have-been marketing and consulting company. On her 2005 financial disclosure form, Palin reports setting...
  • A new hurricane record set?

     
    The National Hurricane Center said today it could not immediately confirm that this year's storm season marks the first time on record that that six consecutive named tropical storms or hurricanes have made landfall in the United States. The guy who...
  • Perfect. Again.

     
    So what the heck do you write about when the weather is perfect day after day? Forecasters out at Sterling continue to predict sunny skies and highs in the 70s for as far as they can see (the middle of......
  • Young voters face obstacles

     
    by Laura Olson The problem isn't whether college students want to vote -- it's whether they can maneuver through a complicated system, activists told the Committee on House Administration at a hearing this afternoon. Lawmakers listened to testimony from...
  • Senate predicts bailout passage today

     
    by Mark Silva With added sweeteners for resistant Republicans and Democrats alike, Senate leaders are voicing confidence today that they can win the $700-billion bailout of the nation's financial markets stalled on Capitol Hill. "We're going to fix the...
  • Sarah Six-Pack: Anyone remember Harrold Carswell?

     
    As we noted in an item yesterday, during a batting practice interview with Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday Gov. Palin made her case for the vice-presidency this way: "It???s time that normal Joe six-pack American is finally represented in the......