Of floods, collapsing bridges and suave suits

We're entering the heart of flood season. Any day now, you're going to turn on the TV and see a weatherperson pointing to some radar blob on a weather map and making two basic meteorological points:

• There is no need to panic.

• We could all be killed. It is vitally important that one keeps abreast of the situation by turning on their television and watching TV reporters in rain slickers stand right next to a flood plain and telling you over and over how vitally important it is for everybody to stay the hell away from flood plains. Journalists are equipped with tonnes of bravery garnered from their training in Bravery Basics class.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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