by Max Brantley
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is holding firm. He wants disaster aid for Oklahoma, but he wants it paid for by cuts somewhere else. That's been Cotton's past stance on disaster money. Will he hold firm when it's a red state feeling the pain?
It's simple. The American way is to help the needy without condition, certainly not that somebody else must sacrifice first. Take no storm hostages, certainly not for ideology. There but for the grace of God go all of us.