Environment

Katrina An Excuse to Expand Offshore Drilling?

September 9, 2005 - The Miami Herald reports that at a hearing on rising energy prices yesterday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the prospect was raised of lifting moratoriums on drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico to ease the supply disruptions from Hurricane Katrina.

How Bush Dismantled FEMA

September 9, 2005 - The media is now stumbling to uncover what went wrong with FEMA's response to Hurricane Katrina. But the fact is that the story of the Bush administration's systematic undermining of the agency has been in plain sight for a while now.

Ethnic Cleansing

September 9, 2005 - According to today's Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire, Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA) of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyists:

Letting People Help

September 8, 2005 - Millions of people around the country are crying out, "what can I do for people who suffered from Katrina?" This includes firefighters who travelled across the country to help. And what did our government do with them? Well, here's their story:

Finding vs. Looting

September 6, 2005 - These two pictures and their captions -- which really just say it all about the media's coverage last week -- are making the rounds. I have yet to hear a major news outlet apologize for their coverage of the Katrina "looting" issue, though, so perhaps they're not getting around enough.

Wrapup

September 3, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Well, that's about it for my week of guest blogging here at Facing South. Thanks again to Chris Kromm for the invitation and to Bill Rehm for getting everything setup. I was happy to help out and appreciate the opportunity.