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No, we’re not going into competition with our counterparts over at The Atlantic, but this submission from a reader at NYU is too good to pass up, especially in light of today’s news about how FEMA suppressed health warnings to Hurricane Katrina victims. Nothing to laugh at really, but we’re all in the same boat now, and we do need to try to laugh, occasionally:
Q: What does George Bush think of Roe v. Wade?
A: He really doesn’t care how people get out of New Orleans.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Number of countries thought to possess chemical weapons:
Placebos are more effective if the drugs for which they stand in are said to be more expensive.
In Torrance, California, an African grey parrot named Nigel, who once spoke English with a British accent and had returned home after a four-year absence, began asking for someone named “Larry” and speaking Spanish.
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