NUMBER & QUOTE of the Week 

"Do what you can, where you are, now ... With a fewgood men, we could change some things."

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts, speaking last week at The Citadel for the kickoff event of the school's Black History Month.
The Post and Courier

8 percent

That's how much of The Citadel's student body is black.

"It's like a padded cell "on wheels.'"

That's how an internet ad describes the type of "restraint chairs" being used by the U.S. military to control hunger-striking detainees at the Guantánamo detention center in Cuba so feeding tubes can be threaded down their nasal passages. The chairs, and other not-so-passive techniques, have dropped the number of hunger strikers from 84 to 4 since the end of December. Source:
The New York Times

"There is no question in my mind that at the highest levels of the White House they understood how grave the situation was."

Former FEMA director Michael Brown, when interviewed last week by
The New York Times
after the story broke that the White House knew of the levee breaking in New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina a day before the White House claimed to know. This may lead to more criticism of the president's response to that disaster. (Like there's something that's been overlooked.)


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