At first glance New Orleans looks like a cross between a
giant conceptual art installation or the set of a cold war disaster
FEMA enjoyed bipartisan praise during the 1990s under
President Clinton. By the time Hurricane Katrina roared into the Gulf,
the Bush Administration had dismantled it.
Beyond the human suffering, Katrina's sucker punch will
be felt in America's increasing dependence on foreign petroleum.
Though the G-8 leaders should subsidize zero-carbon
energy sources, they should resist Bush's advocacy of nuclear energy.
The people of Africa, not Western corporations, should benefit from Africa's resources.
Wal-Mart's CEO showcases his company's hypocrisy.
In India, Coca-Cola's plants bring foul water and toxic sludge.
What Venezuela's revolution is made of.
At Pittsburgh's Jefferson Elementary School, which overlooks the dark
gray plumes from two electric power plants, there are so many children
with asthma the school nurse alphabetizes the inhalers
Conservatives' persistent complaints about the United Nations' alleged lack of transparency are belied by the Interim Report of Paul Volcker's Independent Inquiry Committee into the Oil for Food