Ten And Only Ten

KTRK-13’s Mike McGuff put me on the spot with one question for his excellent article on weblogs, and that was when he asked me to name my five favorite blogs.

One any given day, that Top Five would look quite a bit different depending on my mood. So I tried to be “diverse” and include a mix of the political (Brothers Judd, Powerline), media (Press Think), Gloriously, Sensibly Texas (The Fat Guy), and Thoughtful Local (Houston’s Clear Thinkers).

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Wasn’t That Guy President Once?

Bush says US to double Africa aid (BBC News)

The president announced the US would double its aid to Africa over the next five years, “with primary focus on reforming countries”.

The West’s greatest challenge, he said, was to “get beyond empty symbolism and discredited policies”.

“Economic development is not something we do for countries, it is something they achieve with us,” he said.

Wolfowitz stresses private-sector role in Africa (Reuters)

New World Bank President

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Too Bad DeLay Didn’t Have This Screencap As A Prop

Last week, our friends on the Left jumped all over comments from House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R) that appeared in the Houston Chronicle with no context:

“You know, if Houston, Texas, was held to the same standard as Iraq is held to, nobody’d go to Houston, because all this reporting coming out of the local press in Houston is violence, murders, robberies, deaths on the highways,” DeLay said.

“And if you took that as the image of

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