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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Heading South to Help

The line of needy New Orleans evacuees wound through the parking lot, then bottlenecked inside the narrow hallways of the small American Red Cross center here in this city 30 miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico.

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Are We Afraid of the Wrong Things?

Because of the government’s ineffective response immediately after Hurricane Katrina, some are questioning whether too much federal effort and money have gone into preparing for events that are remote or unlikely.

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Environmentalists See Political Opportunity in Disaster

Time for an ice-water bath, hotheads. If you’d bothered to consult the scientists (remember them?) you’d find they’ve extensively studied the issue and found no evidence that global warming == assuming it’s actually occurring — is causing either an increase in frequency or intensity of hurricanes.

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Leave Pork Out of Katrina Aid

The ongoing emergency and unfolding humanitarian crisis in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama give Congress an opportunity to help Katrina’s victims rather than themselves. Democrats and Republicans alike should show enough restraint and maturity, just this once, to avoid larding up Katrina-related appropriations with dozens and even hundreds of unrelated vanity projects.

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The Lessons of Katrina

As hope slowly creeps back into our national psyche, as it always does, just when the lure of despair seems inescapable, Washington is brimming with ideas for “getting on” with the business of figuring out what went wrong in the immediate aftermath of Katrina’s wrath and what to do next.

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A Very, Very Good Idea

Ben Marble, a Gulfport resident who says he’s a doctor, had the guts to wade into Vice President Dick Cheney’s carefully-staged photo op Thursday and say what many residents of the Gulf Coast wanted to say to the politicians who sat on their butts while the people of Mississippi and Louisiana lay dead and dying.

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