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As a nation with looming long-term financial obligations to deal with, we cannot afford to “sink” a nation’s treasure into an unviable location in this country that not only is mostly below sea level already but is still sinking in the Delta mud. One breach is all it will take to flood the entire below sea level area again and cost hundreds of billions to rebuild again. The cost to fortify into smaller compartments for containment to limit the impact of a single breach is enormous compared to what the existing levee system cost and that wasn’t cheap.p>I understand the romantic appeal of New Orleans, but the economic reality is that Nature is going to win eventually. We can, at great cost, prolong the agony but the ground on which much of New Orleans sits today has already voted to surrender. In the scheme of things, it is just one city and there are more pressing needs in the next couple of decades in my humble opinion. br> — Thom Bateman br> Newport News, Virginia /p> p> HANDS OFF MY FORK br> Re: Michael Fumento’s Fat Chance : /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?