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The Latest from Haiti

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Haiti tries to go from rescue to recovery to relief. And if you’re looking for people to follow via Twitter, Jay Newton-Small, the writer of the above piece is a great place to start. Plus, you get little snippets of back-story that don’t make the published pieces. World leaders defend the relief efforts amid reports […]

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The Latest from Haiti

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There’s some understandable frustration among Haitians about the slow pace of the aid coming in. Daniel Kaszor explains why getting aid to the people who need it is so difficult. Short version: the needed infrastructure is gone. Not all charities are equally efficient with their donations. CBS4 looks at one in particular, but anyone who […]

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A Letter from Satan to Pat Robertson

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I don’t know who Lily Coyle of Minneapolis, Minnesota is, but if I ever meet her, I might have to kiss her for this letter to the editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It’s in the voice of Satan, and it’s beautiful. “Dear Pat Robertson, I know that you know that all press is good […]

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More on Haiti Part 6

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Craig Ferguson has a suggestion for Rush Limbaugh, and also shows that he understands how unimportant his job is in comparison to real concerns and issues. Peter Jamison wonders if Pat Robertson has any thoughts on the recent California earthquake. And Rep. Peter King makes his bid to be the third member of the Limbaugh-Robertson-King […]

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More on Haiti Part 6

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Please send all links to [email protected] Writers Edwidge Danticat and Simon Winchester are rallying for Haiti. Winchester will be holding a fundraiser at the Manhattan location of Idlewild Books on Tuesday January 19. Fox News reporter breaks down on the air while reproting from Haiti. The Search Dog Foundation has been in Haiti since yesterday […]

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Morning Coffee

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Tomorrow, we’ve been told, will be another day as well. Richard Nixon as art critic. Christophe Gilbert’s photo-manipulations are pretty rad indeed. Can doctors use your eyes to determine if you have Alzheimer’s? (spoiler alert: maybe!) GerryCanavan takes this moment to point us to a fascinating Zizek article on Haiti. Meanwhile, Big Picture has a […]

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More on Haiti Part 5

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Please forward any suggestions for links to [email protected] Seems like Rush Limbaugh wasn’t satisfied with being the second-most-dickish person on the Haiti earthquake (though I use the term person loosely). Ta-Nehisi Coates points out that Pat Robertson equated the rejection of slavery with the rejection of Christ. The President of PEN Haiti and his wife […]

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More on Haiti Part 4

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Thanks to everyone who’s been sending in links. Keep them coming to [email protected] So where exactly did Pat Robertson get his “deal with the devil” story from? Thomas Rogers brings the information. Ferentz LaFargue, writing for American City, has some thoughts on the meaning of progress in Haiti. Rainn Wilson will send you a personalized, […]

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More on Haiti Part 3

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Any tips or suggestions should be sent to Brian at [email protected] James Ridgeway at Mother Jones notes that most of the country only seems to hear about Haiti when there’s a disaster of some kind. There’s a rumor on Twitter about UPS doing free shipping to Haiti. This is untrue, but UPS is donating a […]

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More on Haiti, Part 2

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I’ll be doing this until further notice. Any tips or suggestions should be sent to Brian at [email protected] A couple more suggestions for places to donate: The Hunger Site, Partners in Health, and UNICEF. If you’re in south Florida and want to make donations of things like blankets, tents, batteries, candles, clothing, medicine and canned […]

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More on Haiti

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President Obama’s statement on Haiti. UN First Responders HQ was among the buildings destroyed. More from UN Dispatch. Images from the NY Times. An update from Médecins sans Frontiéres. Many of their buildings were damaged, so they’re treating people in tents. Donate here. Evan Narcisse shares his thoughts. Top UN envoy killed in the earthquake. […]

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Haiti–Ways to Help

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I can’t begin to tell you how bad the destruction is in Haiti after the massive earthquake yesterday. Reports right now are that the death toll is expected to be in the thousands and that bodies are being piled in the streets. I’m going to post a list of links for places where you can […]

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