Three new books reappraise the massive earthquake of 1906, which was felt across an area of 400,000 miles and leveled much of San Francisco.
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now using his public image,
burnished by 9/11, to conceal crooked business deals and reap handsome
profits from a national tragedy.
In Brooklyn, a beleaguered Arab-American community copes with bigotry
and heightened government scrutiny post-9/11.
Arab Americans are experiencing something similar to McCarthy-era
redbaiting, but the cold war performed better on racial justice than
Bush's "war on terror."
The President gives us a lesson in drive-by personal diplomacy.
As New Orleans rebuilds, so does its Internet community. Here's a list
of the Big Easy's liveliest sites.
Before the storm, neoliberalism shaped the social and economic
inequities of New Orleans; after Hurricane Katrina, it worsened them
by making government the tool of corporations and investors.
One year later, how will we come to terms with what happened when Hurricane Katrina washed up the disenfranchised most people, including the President, have tried to forget?
Great tragedies call for visionary leadership. This is the moment for
progressives to summon the guts to forge a compelling message not just
about what's come apart in America, but how to pull us back together.
Unless something changes soon, New Orleans will prove to be a glimpse
of a dystopic future, a future of disaster apartheid in which the
wealthy are saved and everyone else is left behind.