Bush’s Waco economic forum “was a ‘forum’… in the sense that the Politburo was a ‘legislature’.”
Frank Rich: “There are new headlines the administration wants us to forget. At the F.B.I…. the prehistoric computer system remains in disarray even as the agency’s top executives are either pushed out or flee for private employment (as the counterterrorism chief abruptly did on Thursday). … when the federal government issued a terrorist warning to shopping centers four months ago, the Mall of America learned about it only by watching CNN. Not only are our airlines collapsing but… so is the undercover air marshal program that was supposed to be strengthened after Sept. 11. One marshal called it ‘a laughingstock’.”

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