"Authoritarianism and secrecy breed incompetence; the two feed on each other. It's a vicious cycle. Governments with authoritarian tendencies point to what is in fact their own incompetence as the rationale for giving them yet more power."
— Josh Marshall (1969- ) "I Was Finally Able," Talking Points Memo (January 17, 2006)
|Interior of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, after housing refugees of Hurricane Katrina "in lawless squalor" (September 2, 2005) Photograph by James Nielsen|