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Hurricane Isaac

The Creole Connection: New Orleans, Haiti and Catastrophe

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Despite all, New Orleans after the flood and Haiti after the earthquake serve as object lessons: except in cases of extreme, prolonged violence, the capacity of humanity to survive, create positive change, sustain culture, and even hold joy is without limit.

Can Tropical Storm Isaac Help the Drought?

Laurie Nadel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Laurie Nadel

Implementing the vision for a national program would probably take us into the 22nd century. But since extreme weather patterns are predicted to worsen, wouldn't it make sense to start addressing this now, during an election year?

Over 100 Photos Capture Hurricane Isaac Devastation

Posted 08.31.2012 | Green

As Gulf Coast states began to assess the damage from Hurricane Isaac, photos and video started to trickle in of the devastation. Although the deat...

"Acts of God" and Medicaid Block Grants Do Not Mix

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Fortunately, when it comes to the medical needs for people in crisis, Medicaid is immediately responsive to these needs without the need for a plea or request from states.

Isaac Was A Hurricane, Not The Manifest Judgement Of An Angry Deity

Teo Bishop | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Teo Bishop

To say there is a supernatural being that wishes to do you harm if you do not behave correctly, is to make our gods into abusive parents, or unapproachable, unappeasable authority figures.

WATCH: Father-Son Team Rescues 120 Hurricane Isaac Victims

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact

Jesse Shaffer III lost his home in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, when heavy rains from Hurricane Isaac surged through the levee that protected their ...

Hurricane Isaac Could Be God's Punishment For New Orleans Gay Festival, Pastor Says

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A number of Christian extremists are openly linking Hurricane Isaac's life-threatening weather to New Orleans' annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans...

Girl's Hurricane Rules For Her Stuffed Animals

Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents

In today's Cute Kid Note, we learn that no action plan for extreme weather should ever be without instructions for stuffed animals. Title: "Ashley...

How To Tweet During An Emergency

ReadWriteWeb | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology

Analyzing microblogs during two natural disasters, the researchers concluded that people online in those situations are often using Twitter and simila...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - How to Help Hurricane Isaac Victims

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are some relatively easy ideas and suggestions to consider. It is important to remember there are three stages or phases to most natural disasters. They are Rescue, Relief and Recovery... and all three need your help!

WATCH: Weatherman Tebowing During Hurricane Isaac

Posted 08.30.2012 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing I don't know why or when "reporter getting pummeled in the middle of a hurricane" became a thing, but Jim Cantore i...

Spring Breakers Movie First Look and Courtney Stodden Turns 18

Michael Warbux | Posted 10.29.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Warbux

The Spring Breakers movie has released a new clip of the movie starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson. The clip is pretty boring an...

Racism: Drops Of Water That Signal A Rainstorm

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Gil Laroya

Hearing about racism day in and day out can seem like "drops of water" on an otherwise sunny day in America. But it's time to stop ignoring the clouds on the horizon. The storm has been around us for years.

The Tragicomedy in Tampa

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Last night the Republican National Convention began the third movement in the symphony of the 2012 election. And instead of the careful minuet we've come to expect from Republicans, we got a sherzo, a quick-paced comedy.

Chris Kirkham

Hurricane Isaac: Flooding Outside The Federal Levee System [INFOGRAPHIC] | Chris Kirkham | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green

As Hurricane Isaac continues to drench the Gulf Coast, the flooding that has occurred so far in Louisiana has been concentrated in an area south of Ne...

LOOK: Haunting Picture Of Isaac At Night From Space

Posted 08.29.2012 | Green

NASA's Suomi-NPP satellite captured this haunting image from space of Tropical Storm Isaac just after midnight on Tuesday, hours before the storm was ...

Amazing! Hurricane Isaac From 30,000 Feet

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 08.30.2012 | Travel

Instagram user Chris Butler, "chrisbutleronline," snapped this amazing photo of Hurricane Isaac from 30,000 feet in the air while aboard a Delta airli...

Hurricane Isaac Prompts Gulf Coast Banks To Close, Offer Fee Waivers

Posted 08.29.2012 | Money

Hundreds of closed banks along the Gulf Coast are watching Hurricane Isaac's path to see where the lights go out. If the power goes down, that means ...

RNC 2012: The GOP's Confusion and Lies About the Debt

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If these confused, self-contradictory people truly wanted to be responsible for cutting government spending, building their own businesses and financing their own disaster relief, perhaps they should be challenged to do so.

MSNBC Host's House Destroyed By Hurricane Isaac

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.29.2012 | Media

Hours after Hurricane Isaac hammered its way through New Orleans on the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Melissa Harris-Perry tweeted that...

Hurricane Isaac Moves Slowly Along Path, Dumping N.O. And Miss. With Rain

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green

Hurricane Isaac is moving along a northwestern path, dumping heavy rain and lashing the coast with whipping winds, as it hovers over Louisiana, Missis...

The Chris Christie Tour

Tom Falco | Posted 10.28.2012 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Read the Tomversation cartoon and Blog Daily at Tomversation RSS Feed here...

Who Wants That Kind Of God?

Richard Brand | Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion
Richard Brand

Every time there have been these pronouncements about God acting in natural disasters to punish the wicked, you have to scratch your head and ask if you want that kind of God.

Marijuana's Effect on the Brain Makes You More Dumb?

Michael Warbux | Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Warbux

Potheads are getting dumber according to tests. NO KIDDING! Who would have thought that marijuana made a person more dumb? Or watch this video on ...

Early Isaac Losses Muted Compared To Other Storms

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

* Offshore losses up to $1 bln, onshore up to $1.5 bln * Fuller estimates due in days ahead * Losses pale against Irene,...