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Donald Trump, Democracy, and Indecency

From Nixon To Trump: Democracy and Indecency

Trump made scores of promises he could not possibly fulfill. The biggest was the same one fascist strongmen always offer: transcendent national renewal, built upon the cleansing of dangerous untermenschen from the body politic.

December 2, 2016
Trump, Mentally Ill

How Will ‘We’ Survive A President Trump?

If our calamitous past has taught us anything it should be that mere survival is not enough. And assurances that “we will survive” refer to a privileged and limited “we.”

December 1, 2016

Endorse This: Watch Jeb Bush Joke About Hurricane Katrina

When Jeb was governor, as he fondly reminisced, 14 people in Florida died from Hurricane Katrina — a mere fraction of the more than 1,000 in Louisiana.

December 31, 2015

Ten Years Later, Resilient New Orleans Reflects On Katrina

From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city’s resilience in the face of disaster.

August 29, 2015

Ten Years After Katrina, Resilient New Orleans Honors Its Victims

New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying homage to the city’s resilience.

August 29, 2015
10 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is vibrant but wary

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Is Vibrant But Wary

While the most prominent images of Katrina were from New Orleans, the storm zone was far wider: From suburban areas such as St. Bernard Parish that were also inundated, to Mississippi, where the storm surge simply flattened coastal homes.

August 28, 2015

Katrina Landfall Began The End Of Bush’s Presidency: Gone With Wind And Water

Frankly, my dear, Bush was gone with the wind and water in 2005. Any faith left in the Iraq War he started in 2003 collapsed. It’s a usually long way from New Orleans to Baghdad, but not on that late summer day.

August 28, 2015
Haiti 2010 earthquake

Red Cross Failed Haiti In Time Of Need

The American Red Cross’s efforts in Haiti have been scandalously sluggish, wasteful and inept.

June 9, 2015
Photo: Top US television anchor Brian Williams says he is taking himself off the air for "several days" as he faces an internal investigation for embellishing an Iraq war story (AFP/Robyn Beck)

Big Lies, Little Lies, And The Punishment Of Brian Williams

More than a decade after the Iraq invasion, the only individual deemed worthy of punishment is a TV newsman who inflated a war story on a talk show.

February 12, 2015

Six Years After Katrina, Lower 9th Ward Still Bleak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, the grasses grow taller than people and street after street is scarred by empty decaying houses, the lives that once played out inside their walls hardly imaginable now. St. Claude Avenue, the once moderately busy commercial thoroughfare, looks like the main street of a railroad […]

August 28, 2011