FEMA’s two biggest foul-ups of modern times have happened with Republicans in the White House. The human toll of storms like Katrina and Maria has been enormous, but the screwball failures of FEMA under Bush and Trump have made each respective disaster worse.
Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal has been in Puerto Rico this week, learning first-hand how citizens of the U.S. territory are recovering from Hurricane Maria. When her team’s investigation reaches a roadblock, they call on none other than Agent Mulder of The X-Files to probe the conspiracy behind FEMA’s con game.
Mulder (actor David Duchovny) spins a big old whoppin’ yarn – literally – about our GOP-led government’s inability to provide simple financial relief or fresh water to the storm victims.…
In Myanmar today, the thugs have won. Any moral leadership we thought Aung San Suu Kyi possessed has been badly damaged. Her former supporters have made a vocal call for her to give back her Nobel Peace Prize. The word “genocide” is now used, with some justification, for the brutal treatment of the Rohingya people at the hands of the Burmese military. Expelling the Rohingya from Myanmar has been supported by nationalist, Buddhist monks who wield political power despite vows of compassion and renunciation and is further enabled by weak leadership in the National League.…