*+-Joseph Palermo: Nixon’s Checkers speech has since entered the American political lexicon as denoting any corny political oration designed to tug on Americans’ heartstrings while serving to shore up a faltering campaign.
*+-Georgianne Nienaber: Keenan is especially critical of NGOs that “overstate what they have done since the quake. They want their names stamped all over this (disaster).” What she says is true. The logos of international “charitable” organizations are more numerous than the number of tents in the IDP camps. Make no mistake about it charity is “corporate business” in Haiti.