- Making News: Report Faults Federal Government for Katrina Response
The latest report on the federal response to Hurricane Katrina fingers a member of the President's cabinet for the first time. The Government Accountability Office, an independent arm of the Congress, singles out Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. Bobby Block, who reports on homeland security for the Wall Street Journal, says the report is a scathing indictment of Bush Administration failings.
- Reporter's Notebook: Furor in Europe over Cartoons, Protecting the Sacred
Islamic tradition bans any depiction of the Prophet Mohammed. Throughout the Arab world and among millions of Muslims in Europe there have been widespread protests over published caricatures of the Prophet, which first appeared in Jyllands-Posten. Now, several papers in Europe have published them too, to show support for the Danish paper that's received death threats and provoked diplomatic sanctions. The Economist's Bruce Clark has more on the battle between religion and free speech.
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