Tag: earthquake

The Excuse List

First an earthquake, now a hurricane. What’s happening in the natural world has its parallels in the political world, as a number of cartoonists have noted already. Here are a couple on the earthquake: That last one is of course making reference to all the “reasons” President Obama has given for the failing economy. Now, with Hurricane Irene imminent, he has another one he can add to the list: Apparently, the Washington Monument suffered some cracks from the earthquake, although… Read more »

Movers & Shakers in DC

That surprise earthquake with the epicenter in the middle of Virginia unsettled people all along the east coast. It wasn’t that far from Washington, DC, so it really shook people there too [yes, I know that was a terrible pun]. Members of Congress were particularly concerned: No one in DC wants to see all their finely crafted plans come tumbling down: I wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama had a few seconds of consternation when he heard the number: There… Read more »