Cutting government in a time of “natural” disasters

Krugman has some words for it (Sandy vs. Katrina):  Consider, in particular, the history of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Under President George H. W. Bush, FEMA became a dumping ground for unqualified political hacks. Faced with a major test in the form of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the agency failed completely. Then Bill ClintonContinue reading “Cutting government in a time of “natural” disasters”

Gustav and the GOP: Let’s Dance!

A plot from the National Hurricane Center (below)…Gustav could arrive in New Orleans just in time to compete with the Republican National Convention. As a Category 3 hurricane. One presumes that the city and the Republican leadership will be better prepared this time, but the news is still not good for a White House linkedContinue reading “Gustav and the GOP: Let’s Dance!”