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Grassley and the Chorus of Doubt

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

How is it possible to disprove anything more thoroughly than Supply Side economics, and all its attendant Laissez Faire excesses, have been disproved,...

"I'll Consider It Criminal"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harry Shearer

Here comes confirmation that a money shortage may be inclining the Army Corps of Engineers toward building a technologically inferior solution to New Orleans' Category 3 hurricane protection.

Tee-Shirts That Save Lives

Ben Lerer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Lerer

In the next 4 hours we're trying to sell 3,500 vintage tee-shirts to help raise $100,000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Every penny goes to charity.

Obama Using New Orleans As Green Blueprint

The Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's aggressive approach to Gulf Coast recovery has allowed him to put a liberal policy stamp on the region and apply campaign promises t...

China's 10 Million Quake Victims Remain Victims

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

China's 10 million-plus victims of last May's Sichuan Earthquake remain largely in massive temporary prefabricated housing complexes, in tents or under blue tarps in partially damaged homes.

Louisiana's Landrieu Calls for Resignation of FEMA Chief of Staff

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

The four-year anniversary of Katrina approaches in August. Life in New Orleans has not returned to pre-storm "normality," despite billions of federal dollars that never seem to reach the ground.

Pope's Bishop Pick Criticized Over Katrina Comment

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIENNA — Pope Benedict XVI's decision to promote a pastor who suggested Hurricane Katrina was provoked by sin in New Orleans was criticized Sund...

Brett Warr, Mississippi Mayor, Indicted On Katrina Fraud Charges

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — The mayor of a Mississippi city devastated by Hurricane Katrina pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he lied to get disaster...

I Survived the Bush Years

Aram Khayatpour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aram Khayatpour

I am not one to say that 9/11 was Bush's fault; the reasons for it are many, but what I will say is the administration is at fault for not doing everything that was in their power to prevent it.

Obama, Bush and the Unlearned Lesson of Watergate

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Why not, for our children, lance the Bush boil now?

Planes, Presidents, and the Big Apple

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Politicians are mainly now-guys, welded to the present, forced to react to the remorseless wheel of change with little time to see bigger pictures.

From Nightmares to Dreams Come True

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

Long gone is the unique American social phenomenon that each new generation will "do better" than the last. Things are starting to feel more like "The Grapes of Wrath" than "The Great Gatsby."

Bush's Ultimate Exit Interview

The Progress Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Progress Report

by Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Satyam Khanna, Matt Corley, Benjamin Armbruster, Ali Frick, Ryan Powers, and Igor Volsky To receive The Progress Repor...

Bush's Final Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lest I be accused of "Bush Derangement Syndrome," I'm reproducing some of the most interesting answers Bush gave today, with a minimum of snarky commentary.

Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

Don't you get a small adrenaline surge when the serious-sounding NPR news voice comes on the radio at the top of the hour, and you're wondering what new calamity has transpired?

Katrina Recovery Activist Outs Himself as FBI Mole

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If it weren't for the time difference, I'd call New Orleans activist John Sinclair of Radio Free Amsterdam, because when John Lennon wrote "Free John Sinclair" the government did.

2007 -- The Year that Time Forgot

Matt Stewart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matt Stewart

It's only natural that after our most recent 12-month carnival, 2007 would seem relatively blah. Every now and then, history lays an egg. What happened in 1957? 1910? 1887-1897?

Katrina Victims Being Forced Out Of FEMA Homes

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of cottages housing hurricane victims on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be vacated next month, even though many of their occupants aren't r...

George Bush Claims He "Kept Us Safe. "Really? Did History Begin on January 20, 2001?

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Bill Clinton kept us safe from al-Qaeda attacks on the US homeland for 95 months. He did not shred the Constitution to do it. Would Bush credit Clinton for protecting the country because of that record?

The Grinning Skull

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

While the media demonized the New Orleans' black population for crimes that turned out not to have happened, they ignored the group of white men who went on a shooting spree across the river.

New Orleans Faces "The Nation"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

The Nation's investigative piece on the unsolved shootings in Algiers Point in the days after Katrina is a lengthy, painstaking piece of work. And, just like much of the media coverage of the disaster three-plus years ago, it lies.

Will There Be Justice in New Orleans?

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

A new investigation exposes for the first time a rash of vigilante shootings in New Orleans, as white residents in the Algiers Point neighborhood formed an ad hoc militia and opened fire on blacks.

Katrina's Hidden Race War: White Militia Attacked Black Residents

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The way Donnell Herrington tells it, there was no warning. One second he was trudging through the heat. The next he was lying prostrate on the pavemen...

Cowardly Bush Hides Behind Laura's Skirts: Gibson Fails to Ask the Key Questions

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Abrams

Although Charlie did press Bush on the Iraq War -- would he have fought it knowing there were no WMDs? -- the presence of Laura Bush during the interview did much to disarm Gibson.

India, Katrina, and the Bailout: How Poor People Everywhere Are Being Neglected

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Before, during, and after a serious terrorist attack, poor people endure retched conditions. US prisoners and Indian slum residents both share 59 square feet of living space.