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Haiti Is The Only Story


Our normal political pursuits are rendered even more trivial than usual by the footage of the corpse-lined streets of Port- Au-Prince. Ford vs. Gillibrand? Paterson’s depleted campaign treasury? Senate expulsion for Monserrate? Thirty days in jail for Dominic Carter? Our everyday concerns slip into insignificant indulgences alongside accounts from Haiti such as Christina Boyle’s wrenching report in the News, and the agonizing echoes here in the city as captured by the Times‘ Kareem Fahim who managed to be on the scene at the Brooklyn office of City Councilman Mathieu Eugene as a Haitian father collapsed to the floor upon learning that his wife and three children had been killed. Pedro Espada’s subpoenas? It will have to wait.

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