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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

History Repeats Itself

In 1927 the apocalyptic floods in the Mississippi River Basin ravaged a huge swath of the South, stranding tens of thousands of impoverished people on levees as narrow as six feet wide for days. The devastation was enormous. The response from the humorless, taciturn president, Republican Calvin Coolidge, was for the most part nonexistent.

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Children Left Without Families

Two tiny children with big eyes stare dolefully into the camera, their identities blown away by Hurricane Katrina. The children, both about 2, couldn’t give workers their names or explain what happened when they were finally rescued along with hundreds of other New Orleans refugees along the Interstate 10 causeway leading out of the beleaguered city.

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Not a Case of If, But When

Former officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers got a sick feeling last week as two levees collapsed and floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina surged across New Orleans.

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Dubya Takes the Safe Road With Roberts

Beset by crises at home and abroad, President Bush chose the path of least resistance in deciding to promote Supreme Court nominee John Roberts to the vacancy created by the unexpected death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

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Bush Under Fire For Katrina Rescue Failures

President George W. Bush, under fierce criticism for his government’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina, sought to reassure storm survivors on Monday as a veteran lawmaker complained that bureaucratic red tape was hampering relief efforts in Mississippi.

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First Responders Predicted This Could Happen

Those who deal with disaster on a local level warned Congress and the Bush Administration earlier this year that training and equipment for first responders were titled too much toward combatting terrorism and away from dealing with natural disasters like hurricanes.

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Congress Returns to a Changed Agenda

Congress’ agenda for the remainder of the year has changed dramatically in the last few days, as lawmakers vowed to help Gulf Coast hurricane victims and senators faced a confirmation decision for a new chief justice — rather than an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

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