There are decades of memos from engineers and contractors setting forth budgets to build up the Gulf Coast's levees, but Bush wouldn't let them be.
Perhaps Bush is beginning to regret picking a horse expert to heard FEMA.
The only bright spot in this man-made disaster has been the wave of public outrage at the Administration's failure to provide aid to the most vulnerable.
What happened in New Orleans is an extreme and criminally tragic consequence of the belief that cutting public spending makes for a better society.
The reconstruction of New Orleans could set the stage for a comprehensive legislative initiative akin to the New Deal.
Our strategy ought not to be to fight every prospective terrorist to the death in Iraq, but to deny them the cause that has swollen their ranks--our continuing presence there.
Washington Wizards power forward Etan Thomas is using
his swoosh-adorned status as a sports star to speak out on the gross
negligence of the Bush Administration.
For once, Wal-Mart is acting like a hero, with speedy
delivery of water and supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims. If it
could only act that way every day.
America's narcissism and willful blindness to its own
moral failings have been placed in sharp relief as the nation fitfully
responds to the needs of storm victims.
Long fooled by the Bush image machine, Americans now
understand that this Administration can only deliver spin, not
substance; photo ops, not action.