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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:
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
No Comment — March 28, 2014, 12:32 pm
On CIA secrecy, torture, and war-making powers
Estimated percentage of U.S. gasoline consumption that occurs during traffic jams:
In India, 1.8 million female children were estimated to have died between 1985 and 2005 as an indirect result of domestic violence against their mothers; the boys of abused mothers were not at increased risk of death.
Vanilla latte and lemon pound cake continued to be the best-selling items at the Starbucks at CIA headquarters, where baristas do not write customers’ names on their cups.
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