September 29, 2005 Tom DeLay's indictment sent political shockwaves through Washington, but the House majority leader's legal woes aren't likely to change the equation much on Capitol Hill, Brian Naylor says in the latest Pennsylvania Avenue column.
September 27, 2005 Weakened politically by Iraq and Hurricane Katrina, President Bush must be even more careful in choosing his next Supreme Court nominee, Ron Elving says in the latest Pennsylvania Avenue column.
September 25, 2005 Debbie Elliott and New York Times Magazine Ethicist Randy Cohen discuss the dilemma of a listener who wants to know whether it's proper to speak to a parent who is verbally abusing his or her child in public.
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September 24, 2005 Two painful stories from two hurricanes show how hard it is to make the right life-or-death decision when it comes to evacuating the elderly. In New Orleans, seniors stayed and died. In Houston, they were evacuated... and died on the highway.
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September 22, 2005 There's a lot at stake politically for lawmakers in the investigations into the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, Andrea Seabrook writes in the latest Pennsylvania Avenue column.
September 19, 2005 The Bush administration wants to pay for the war in Iraq, and now the Katrina recovery, without raising taxes or realistically cutting federal spending. So that leaves borrowing, the option that requires nothing but letting it happen -- and China in particular is eager to finance our debt.
September 19, 2005 Reporter Scott Horsley was with two fishermen who saved some four-legged survivors of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana's flooded St. Bernard Parish. He follows up on the happy reunions between two families and their best friends.
September 16, 2005 Summer is over, and the start of the serious movie season has begun. NPR's Bob Mondello reports that a number of adaptations are coming to the big screen, including another installment of the Harry Potter series.
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September 14, 2005 NPR senior news analyst Daniel Schorr remarks that perhaps one of the saddest tragedies of the disaster in New Orleans is that a number of centers for medical care -- hospitals and nursing homes -- were unable to protect their patients.
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September 14, 2005 John Roberts' winning performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing helps offset some of the recent bad political news for the Bush administration, Ron Elving says in the latest Watching Washington column.
September 12, 2005 Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr talks about the implications of the Gulf Coast hurricane disaster for the U.S. image abroad.
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September 9, 2005 The political crisis caused by Hurricane Katrina is rapidly reorganizing Congress' priorities, David Welna says in the latest Pennsylvania Avenue column.
September 7, 2005 Perhaps the only thing about President Bush's first term that everyone agreed on was its turning point: Sept. 11, 2001. Now, exactly four years later, the president's second term has also come to an early defining moment: Hurricane Katrina.
August 31, 2005 Commentator Andrei Codrescu has called Louisiana home for more than 20 years. Now, as he watches this flood, he knows that he is only one of many, many people who are overcome by the tragedy of New Orleans.
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August 30, 2005 Military families who send members to serve Iraq are bearing a disproportionate share of the cost of the war, since most Americans are untouched by it, Ron Elving says in the latest Watching Washington column.
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