Cat Island was ground zero of the oil spill and has just about disappeared.
William Rivers Pitt describes the atmosphere of New Hampshire as the GOP clown car rolls in for the primary: "The Iowa caucus is one thing ... but the New Hampshire primary is an entirely different ball of wax."
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