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Why Has President Obama Forgotten Katrina Victims?

(24) Comments | Posted August 28, 2011 | 4:34 PM

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the destruction of the nation's 35th largest city from cataclysmic flooding during Hurricane Katrina caused by the catastrophic failure of the federal levees constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Who can forget the gut-wrenching images of desperate families on rooftops pleading...

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Trust the Public With the Dodgers

(4) Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 4:09 PM

It seems like only yesterday.

Actually, it was July 17, 1955 -- 56 years ago this week. A Sunday daytime doubleheader at Ebbets Field pitting my Brooklyn Dodgers against the Cincinnati Redlegs. For a bug-eyed, eight-year-old with a complete set of Topps Dodgers baseball cards, this was Baseball Heaven.

We...

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Justice for Katrina Victims: Five Years Passed and Still Waiting

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2010 | 3:05 PM

Now that the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has passed and the dignitaries have left New Orleans, it's a good time to once again share an important fact:

A Department of Defense investigation and a federal court decision have concluded that this epic tragedy was a man-made disaster caused...

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What Will President Obama Do?

(2) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 5:14 PM

A federal judge ruled last week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was guilty of "monumental negligence" in maintaining and operating a ship channel that caused the catastrophic flooding of a large swath of Greater New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. While the judgment awarded five plaintiffs a total of...

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Leave No Katrina Victims Behind

(7) Comments | Posted August 29, 2008 | 1:11 PM

On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Greater New Orleans still lies largely in ruins due to the federal government's admittedly flawed flood levees. Yet Katrina victims have not been compensated for their staggering losses. And the Bush administration refuses even to discuss settlement.

This insensitive stiff-arming of innocent victims...

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