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You Didn't Rebuild That!

Monica Bauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Monica Bauer

Underneath the underhanded, backhanded, ham-fisted mudslinging of this year's presidential campaign is a choice as a simple as a Texas two-step. Do you believe we would all be better off with much less government, or not?

Hurricane Sandy's Silver Lining: A Reaffirmation of Progressive Principles

Daniel Marans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Marans

Sandy has, in fact, brought together a trifecta of progressive policy vindications: the dangers of climate silence, the importance of a strong and responsive federal government, and the necessity of collective bargaining rights for workers.

Is God Rooting For Obama?

Eric Sapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Eric Sapp

If you're Romney right now, you've got to be cursing your luck: You're in a neck-and-neck race the week before the election with a message about how the president mistakenly thinks we need an effective government in America -- and then wham: the biggest natural disaster since Katrina hits.

Hurricane Sandy and Republican Ideology

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Unwillingness to criticize the federal government for taking on these tasks might be read as sensitivity at a difficult time, but it also demonstrates that Republican ideas about drastically reducing government are so extreme that they themselves don't take them seriously.

Romney to the Rescue?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.01.2012 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

How did Romney weather this storm? He pitched in! He got some supporters in Ohio to donate a bunch of bottled water and diapers and cans of tomato puree to the Red Cross and he even helped load up the goods in a Penske rental truck!

Would Romney and His Friends From Exxon Throw Us Over the Climate Cliff?

Charlie Cray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Charlie Cray

It's interesting to note that like Romney, even Exxon shifts its position slightly when it becomes too costly to remain in total denial.

Hurricane Sandy Shouldn't Be a Political Issue

Scott Blakeman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Governor Christie had it right when after viewing the devastation in New Jersey he said, "I don't give a damn about Election Day. It doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. I've got bigger fish to fry."

Hurricane Sandy Shows the Stark Choice in This Election

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Hurricane Sandy reminds us of a basic truth: Disaster relief and preparedness matter. In times of great crisis, it is critical that we have a strong national response to help provide a lifeline to affected states.

Emily Swanson

Most Support Federal Disaster Relief: Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that a large majority of Americans think the federal government should help provide assistance to those impacted by n...

FEMA, Dodd-Frank and the CFPB: It's All the Same to Mitt Romney

Adam Levin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Adam Levin

On both the financial catastrophe and the storm, Governor Romney got it completely wrong. Now, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Romney looks all wet.

Doug's Dozen: 12 More Mitt Romney Ideas for Disaster Relief

Doug Molitor | Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Now, Mitt's already pointed out that it's immoral to spend billions in federal aid to rebuild the victims' cities. But a nice Spam dinner will make 47 percent of them forget all about that.

FEMA Administrator Responds To Michael Brown's Criticism

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate dismissed criticisms of President Barack Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy lobbed by Michael Brown, who oversaw the ...

One Lesson From Sandy: We Can't Afford to Have a President Who Irrationally Hates Government

Mitchell Bard | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Sometimes, in the heat of an election, it is easy for voters to forget about the bigger picture. With three debates, endless soundbites, and, if you live in a swing state, a ceaseless barrage of television ads, it is hard for some to remember the context and history of the candidates' claims. It is this hectic environment that allows Mitt Romney to, suddenly, turn his back on two years of campaigning (all caught on video) on far-right positions and shake the Etch-A-Sketch and call himself a moderate. But sometimes, an event happens that shakes the electorate up and forces it to concentrate on who the candidates really are and what they stand for. It happened when the financial crisis hit in September 2008, and it is happening again in 2012 with Hurricane Sandy.

On Hurricane Politics and Policy

Ari Melber | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Ari Melber

An attack without an alternative isn't policy -- it's commentary. And no one can seriously argue that our firefighters and first responders will do a better job if we cut their funding, as congressional Republicans have proposed.

Sandy and the Importance of Government

David Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
David Morris

When disasters hit, the government is the only agent with the authority and capacity to marshal and mobilize resources sufficient to the undertaking

God's Stimulus? It'll Take More Than Just Money to Recover From Sandy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Hurricane Sandy was the stimulus nobody wanted. It took a terrible toll in lives, homes, and dreams. For the families who lost loved ones the tragedy will never end. And yet, in a bitter irony, this terrible storm will spur the kind of spending we should have been seeing all along.

FEMA Information For Civilians Affected By Hurricane Sandy

Posted 10.30.2012 | Green

On Tuesday evening, the White House released an update on FEMA's efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. "Our thoughts and prayers are with t...

Political 'Malpractice' If Democrats Are Silent on Sandy and FEMA, Inc.

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

But, if Romney's statements, Ryan's budget, and the budget actually passed by the House Tea Party are not exposed and commented upon, the silent treatment will work. How many times, and for how long, can a news broadcast or newspaper say that Romney "ain't sayin'"?

'Green News Report' - October 30, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - October 30, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

'Green News Report' - October 30, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Yes He Did - Romney Opposed Federal Disaster Relief

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Mitt Romney's comments on disaster relief, a week after the Joplin disaster, and his refusal today to answer any questions about FEMA and federal efforts in the wake of the devastation caused by Sandy, are useful bookends -- providing as clear a window into the man's conscience as we're likely to have.

Hurricane of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Glenn Beck, and Disaster Response

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

In our democracy, rights come with responsibilities, and these include the responsibility to help those Americans in need, regardless of whether it is logical or not.

Bush FEMA Director Criticizes Obama For Responding Too Quickly To Hurricane

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Michael Brown, the former FEMA director infamously praised by President George W. Bush for doing a "heckuva job" during the aftermath of Hurricane Kat...

WATCH: GOP Politicians Attack FEMA

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

As Hurricane Sandy began its path of destruction along the East Coast on Monday night, Republican governors of Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey p...