The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

After a two-mile-wide tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday at speeds between 166 and 200 mph, first responders are moving quickly to assess the damage and casualties. President Obama spoke from the White House on Tuesday morning to offer his condolences and offer federal resources to the community as it begins to clean up and rebuild.  “As a nation, our full focus is on the urgent work of rescue and the hard work of recovery and rebuilding that lies ahead,” Obama said during his remarks. “You face a long road ahead, but you will not travel it alone. Your country will travel it with you.” The president added, “We don’t know both the human and economic losses that may have occurred.” There have been multiple accounts of the number of casualties ranging from 24 to 91 — several children, however, were killed when the tornado hit the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore.

To see a list of ways you can help those affected by the tornado, click here.

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

President Joe Biden

I’ve been bemused by what I’ve called the Cult of the Presidency since long before it became my job to write about it. To an awful lot of people, the President of the United States is held personally responsible for things he can’t do a blessed thing about, from the price of Cocoa Puffs to the mutation of viruses. And too rarely given credit for things he’s done right.

Given the onset of climate change, it won’t be long before we’re blaming the White House for the weather.

Keep reading... Show less
x
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}