Something Gave

Today the Chicago Tribune develops the story about the disastrous Republican underfunding of the flood-control system designed to prevent New Orleans from catastrophe. The lede: Despite continuous warnings that a catastrophic hurricane could hit New Orleans, the Bush administration and Congress in recent years have repeatedly denied full funding for hurricane preparation and flood control.Continue reading “Something Gave”

Sorry, Mr. Sullivan. Sorry, Mr. Kennedy.

Andrew Sullivan, a prominent right-wing blogger, looks at the possibility of a link between global warming and the devastating hurricane that just hit New Orleans and scoffs: "As if any serious expert believes this is in any way connected." Sorry, Mr. Sullivan, but on August 4th of this year a prominent atmospheric scientist at M.I.T.,Continue reading “Sorry, Mr. Sullivan. Sorry, Mr. Kennedy.”