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Twinkle Twinkle

At night, the stranded shine flashlights that make it easier for Coast Guard crews to spot them … For Skarra, flying at night over the city of New Orleans presents an image as surreal...


Can U Dig It?

Chaos and gunfire hampered efforts to evacuate the Superdome, and, Superintendent P. Edward Compass III of the New Orleans Police Department said, armed thugs have taken control of the secondary makeshift shelter at the...


Ritz’s Thin Blue Line

At the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Canal Street, Phyllis Patrick said she and other hotel guests were in “dire straits.” The hotel has been trying to bring in buses to evacuate them, but she said...


Everybody Loves What We’re Doing

In 2001, FEMA warned that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S. But the Bush administration cut New Orleans flood control funding by 44 percent...


Private Enterprise

January 2001: Bush appoints Joe Allbaugh, a crony from Texas, as head of FEMA. Allbaugh has no previous experience in disaster management. April 2001: Budget Director Mitch Daniels announces the Bush administration’s goal of...


Dutch Courage

Specialists in the Netherlands expressed surprise that New Orleans’s flood systems were unable to restrain the raging waters … “I don’t want to sound overly critical, but it’s hard to imagine that [the damage...


No Help Please, We’re Americans

Venezuela, a target of frequent criticism by the Bush administration, offered humanitarian aid and fuel. Venezuela’s Citgo Petroleum Corp. pledged a $1 million donation for hurricane aid … in Moscow, a Russian official said...


Childlike Innocence

[US President George Bush]”I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.” Obviously not a subscriber to Scientific American.


Closed Captioning

I wrote the caption about the two people who ‘found’ the items. I believed in my opinion, that they did simply find them, and not ‘looted’ them in the definition of the word. The...


More Semantics

Black people “Loot”. White people “Find”. City Officials “Empty”. City officials were taking advantage of the state of emergency to empty an Office Depot, which already had been looted, of supplies they needed for...