Environment

Offsets

By R. Neal
September 29, 2005 - The right-wing "porkbusters" are looking for programs to eliminate in order to pay for the Katrina/Rita disaster, i.e. "offsets." Of course, the usual suspects such as funding for PBS, Amtrak, the National Endowment for the Arts, etc. are at the top of the list.

Heartbreaking tragedy in Texas...

By R. Neal
September 23, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal WILMER, Texas: A bus carrying elderly evacuees from Hurricane Rita caught fire and was rocked by explosions early Friday on a gridlocked highway near Dallas, killing as many as 24 people, authorities said.

NOLA Survivor Stories

September 21, 2005 - City Pages of Minneapolis/St. Paul has collected a moving series of first-hand accounts of New Orleans residents relocated to Minnesota in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.