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The storms are coming ...

June 12, 2006 - On June 1, the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, the Institute's Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch project issued a major report (pdf) revealing how poorly prepared t

What's next on the estate tax?

June 12, 2006 - I've been in New Orleans and Mississippi over the last few days, visiting areas of the Gulf hard-hit by the hurricanes (like the devastated ghost town of Pass Christian, Miss.), as well as talking to community leaders about their plans for the one-year anniversary of Katrina.

Disaster profiteering

May 19, 2006 - One of the great obscenities of the government response post-Katrina is that, while officials failed to provide food, evacuation buses, and other assistance, they somehow found the ability to deploy massive security detachments.

Coastal residents not prepared

By R. Neal
May 18, 2006 - When I first saw this story, I thought it was an attempt by FEMA to lay blame at the feet of residents for FEMA's past failures and their own unpreparedness in advance of the upcoming hurricane season.