Can't help but notice the alacrity with which the President and the Secretary of Defense have responded to the scandal at building 18 of Walter Reed Hospital.
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In case Newt hasn't been reading up, the folks in the Ninth Ward weren't caught by a hurricane. They were surprised by an eighteen-foot-high wall of water as their federally built flood protection structure failed.
It's foolish to build a better levee system without a serious, expensive, systematic commitment to restoring the wetlands that have disappeared, basically, on our watch.
The Times-Picayune tries a comprehensive answer to the question today, with a stat-filled survey of the major areas that can explain how mixed the emotions are right now.
My, you're all grown up now. You look so big. And you're so much more complex than we thought. Of course, raising you was a little more expensive than we imagined.
No surprise, except to those who still believe what happened to New Orleans was a natural disaster.
NewYorker.com has one hell of a New Orleans blog going on. It contradicts everything one thinks about New Yorker, New York and New Yorkish journalism.
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