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Oct 27th 2011 7:18PM I haven't been home since Katrina. My last time there was as an embedded journalist with a CA National Guard unit, which coincidentally was assigned to my old neighborhood. All the familiar streets, all the old haunts -- I saw them from a boat.
A part of me is desperate to go back. Another part of me fears what I will find --or perhaps more to the point, no longer find -- when I go back.
Mar 23rd 2011 3:28PM There's no need to replace air routes with high-speed rail, but HSR on selected routes can make America's transportation net much more flexible, efficient and less vulnerable to disruption.
Mar 23rd 2011 1:14PM Chris Brown has no hope of controlling the media. The best he can do is to learn to control himself. Clearly, he's not "there" yet.
Mar 18th 2011 2:20PM If Mr. Simmons could take the trouble to attack Bill Cosby in writing for his views on hip-hop, then he could just as easily have apologized in writing, and long before this, if he were sincere about it. He didn't, and I doubt that he ever will, because I don't think he is in any way sincere in his contrition. I think this is just one more little indirect dig at Mr. Cosby to keep his own name circulating out there.
Jan 11th 2011 11:14AM Interesting concept, Michael, but not necessary. Those who would deny the Holocaust would continue to do so, no matter what. As for the numbers...the Nazis set out to exterminate whole categories of the human race as a matter of government policy. The moment they took one step to put that policy into effect, they were guilty of crimes against humanity, whether the final toll of their victims was 6 million, 6,000 or six.
Jan 10th 2011 2:47PM I'm sorry, but unless the tour operators are planning to do their own version of "Springtime for Hitler," I think the criticism misses the mark. Badly.
It's one thing to read about history, but being in the places where it happened, where it began, where it evolved, casts history in a whole new light. It brings it to life. We learned that when we visited Sachsenhausen, the first purpose-built Nazi concentration camp and the prototype for all the other camps that followed.
How can you be in the country that produced the greatest evil of the last century and NOT want to see the sites associated with it?
Greg Gross, editor
"I'm Black & I Travel"