Trials for Parents Who Chose Faith Over Medicine – NYTimes.com

I remember reading about this tragic situation when it happened.

Now it appears the parents are going to trial. Good.
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I’m sorry, I can’t believe this one…

Saw this as a comment on Russel Beattie’s blog: dozens of buses flooded out in New Orleans.

This is just bloody ridiculous. There’s probably close to a hundred buses there. Why weren’t they used in the pre-hurricane evacuation? Why weren’t they moved to higher ground if they weren’t used in the evacuation? Those buses represent 10,000 people per round trip who could have been taken out.

Frankly, the US government (both state and federal) obviously have no ability to cope with disaster planning.

Doesn’t this mean that they should have smaller classes?

The NY Times is running an article on the upcoming challenge to Florida’s controversial voucher system for student education. There seems to be a point that’s been overlooked.
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Schiavo case was not about the “right to live”

I’m sick of reading articles like this one in the NY Times about how the Schiavo case was about the “right to live” vs. the “right to die”. This, frankly, is BS. What this fight was about is the extent that power of attorney goes.

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I must be missing something

Bush is proposing a 2.5 trillion dollar budget. Supposedly, this manages the following:

  • it is the “president’s most austere budget to date”
  • it pushes the US federal budget deficit to “a record $427 billion”, and “is the third straight year the Bush administration will have set, in dollar terms, a deficit high.”

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