With the continued reports of water leaking and puddling in backyards on the supposedly protected side of the 17th St. Canal -- reports the Corps is still scrambling (my word) to explain -- New Orleans is once again forced to ask: is this the best America can do?
As Putin watched the U.S plunge into two wars in the Middle East, he saw a power vacuum in his neighborhood. He was playing old-fashioned power politics while his "friend" Bush was trying to remake Arabia.
Why are the Democrats in Congress, and the Obama campaign, still fluttering with anxiety to join the "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" campaign introduced and orchestrated by Newt Gingrich?
The president's speechwriters found it advisable to ignore three independent forensic engineering studies and the Corps of Engineers' own 6000-page report.
For those who keep asking a variant of "why, with all the federal billions sent down there, is New Orlean's recovery so slow?", an authoritative answer is now available.
Hillary Clinton's job, we were told, was to unite her supporters behind Barack Obama. The speech she gave had several mentions apiece of her chosen themes -- only one thing was left out.
"Katrina and cronyism." That's the sum total of the verbiage from the podium of the DNC about the "greatest man-made engineering disaster in American history."
Is money the reason New Orleans has to wait three more years before even the semblance of protection is in place? What's the city supposed to do in the meantime?