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N.Y. Attorney General Pressed Red Cross on Post-Sandy Spending, Then Retreated

The office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sought details on how the charity spent donations after the superstorm, but the information was never released.

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Climate Change Endangers Historic U.S. Landmarks

Climate change and sea level rise are threatening historic U.S. landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to NASA’s coastal rocket launch sites, and the nation needs to prepare, scientists said Tuesday.

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Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear how exactly the money was spent.

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Warsaw—Day 3: World Faces More ‘Perfect Storms’

We should expect more storms on the scale of Hurricane Sandy and Supertyphoon Haiyan, the World Meteorological Organization has told delegates at the U.N. climate conference in Poland.

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 READ MORE


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Insurers Given Severe Weather Warning

The huge cost of claims resulting from a rise in extreme weather events has led analysts in the multibillion dollar insurance industry to warn that it must now pressure governments to take action on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Senator Coburn Wants Offsets for Federal Disaster Relief

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The Heartland

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Tornado

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The Twister

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GOP Senator’s Hypocrisy on Tornado Aid, Jon Stewart Hates Washington, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a senator’s attempt to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act and the real IRS scandal that is being missed.

Posted on May 21, 2013 READ MORE



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How Capitalism Stacks the Deck on Disaster

We think of the financial crisis as a man-made calamity, and Hurricane Sandy as the malignant innocence of nature. But neither the notion of a man-made nor natural disaster quite captures how the power of a few and the vulnerability of the many determine what is really going on at ground level.

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 READ MORE



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Americans Won’t Pay for Climate Preparations

Americans believe climate change is happening but are unwilling to pay to build sea walls and relocate coastal communities, a Stanford University poll released Thursday found.

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Global Warming Is a Domestic Crisis

It is vital for the president and his allies in Congress to remember that those Americans most defenseless against extreme weather and natural disasters form the backbone of the Democratic Party.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 READ MORE


Christie On a Roll

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Jon Stewart Tears Into GOP Over Sandy Aid Fail in ‘Daily Show’ Return

After a three-week break, “The Daily Show” returned Monday night with the well-rested host raring to go after House Republicans for their messed up response to the Hurricane Sandy aid package. And go after them, he did.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 READ MORE


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Ending the Silence on Climate Change

“What should really be scaring the daylights out of us—the crisis which could make all the others irrelevant—is global warming,” Bill Moyers says on the latest edition of “Moyers & Company.” “Get this one wrong and it’s over—not just for the USA, but for planet Earth.”

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Christie’s Cannonball

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Congress Rights a Wrong, Ann Coulter’s Epic Rant, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s reported pick for secretary of defense and why Joe Biden could be America’s next reality TV star (or not).

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Political Football Over Disaster Relief: Another Argument for Public Banking

As the legislature’s latest scrapping over a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill shows, disaster victims are now being expected to shoulder relief expenses that used to be shared publicly.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 READ MORE


Heartless

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Sandy Aid Delayed

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Christie and Trump Rip Republicans, Major Drama Within the GOP, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on Hillary Clinton’s health and a House Republican who says you shouldn’t send any more donations to his fellow GOP congressmen.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 READ MORE


Kindness in the Face of Horror

We must act forcefully to contain gun violence, and that is a political matter. But a year that ended on notes of heroism in response to natural disaster and endurance in response to human horror brings to mind George H.W. Bush’s challenge: We need to become “a kinder, gentler nation.” That seems a worthy resolution for 2013. 
   

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Mark Lennihan

Koch’s Next Target: Hurricane Sandy Victims

David Koch’s conservative political organization Americans for Prosperity is threatening to unleash a torrent of political attack ads against congressional members in the next election if they vote for the $60.4 billion federal storm aid package.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 READ MORE


Occupy Ark

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Insurance Industry Is Taking Climate Change Seriously

Now that it’s paying an average of $50 billion a year in weather- and climate-related losses, the insurance industry has become a believer in global warming.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 READ MORE



The Metaphorical ‘War on Drugs’ Gets All Too Real

As the “war on drugs” becomes increasingly militarized and violent, the symbolic phrase has become a bloody truth; more than 60 percent of Americans say that discrimination against the LGBT community is a serious issue; meanwhile, the NYPD thanks Occupy Wall Street for its help after Hurricane Sandy, albeit off the record. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Citigroup to Cut 11,000 Jobs

The megabank announced the slashing of 4 percent of its workforce as a report telling of Hurricane Sandy’s negative impact on economic growth was published.

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Hurricane Sandy in the Age of Disposability and Neoliberal Terror

Hurricane Sandy not only failed to arouse a heightened sense of moral outrage and call for justice, it has quickly been woven into a narrative that denied those larger economic and political forces, mechanisms and technologies by which certain populations are rendered human waste.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 READ MORE



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Katrina, All Over Again

Hurricane Sandy, if you are poor, is the Katrina of the North. It has illustrated the depraved mentality of an oligarchic and corporate elite that, as conditions worsen, retreats into self-contained gated communities, guts basic services and abandons the wider population.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 READ MORE



White House/Pete Souza

Hiding the Church’s Treasure

I hope the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops contemplating the future of the church’s public and political engagement notice how the good deeds of the Roman Catholic parish of St. Francis de Sales have inspired people far beyond the confines of Catholicism.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Act Now on Global Warming, Experts Urge

Professors at Columbia University pressed lawmakers to take advantage of widespread public interest in global warming after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy before a lifeless economy and the “fiscal cliff” dominate the American political discussion again.

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 READ MORE


Naomi Klein on the Link Between Climate Change and Capitalism

In an appearance on “Moyers & Company” over the weekend, Naomi Klein told Bill Moyers that the recent devastation left by Superstorm Sandy could be the catalyst for economic and political change in this country.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 READ MORE


New York Bright Light

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AP/Frank Franklin II

Hurricane Sandy and Disaster Capitalism

Less than three days after Sandy made landfall on the East Coast of the United States, Iain Murray of the Competitive Enterprise Institute blamed New Yorkers’ resistance to big-box stores for the misery they were about to endure.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 READ MORE


GOP Blame Finding

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American Opinion on Climate Change Follows Rising Waters

A Rasmussen poll released Friday shows 68 percent of Americans see global warming as a “serious problem,” up from 46 percent in 2009. In 2010, Gallup reported 48 percent of Americans thought the dangers of global warming were exaggerated.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Richard Drew

It’s Gas Rationing in NYC for the Foreseeable Future

To deal with fuel shortages in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decreed that car owners in New York City will be allowed to buy gas only every other day, starting at 6 a.m. on Friday.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE



White House/Pete Souza

When Obama Won, So Did America’s Future

What Barack Obama tried to tell America in the hour of his remarkable victory is that the nation’s future won on Election Day.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 READ MORE



Emily Bolevice

Down and Out at Rockaway Beach

Life lurched back into motion as power was restored to all but 5,800 Manhattan residences and businesses over the weekend. But prospects for a return to normalcy after Hurricane Sandy remained dim for some 130,000 people who call the Rockaways home.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE


Keeping the Storm at Bay

Here’s a proposed initiative for the next administration: Get the nation started on the surge barriers, flood walls and other big infrastructure projects that can protect our coastal cities from being ravaged by the next Hurricane Sandy.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 READ MORE



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Beyond the Dead End of American Electoral Politics

As Hurricane Sandy swept through the Eastern Seaboard, there was much concern about how it would affect the presidential elections. The implication is that a natural disaster may undermine the electoral process. But the equation of the electoral process with the highest measure of democracy rests on two mistaken assumptions.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 READ MORE


Marathon to Washington

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Votes

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Talking About Sandy

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Hurricane Mitt

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Truthdiggers of the Week: NYC Marathon Protesters

Even the world’s largest marathon was no match for the chorus of objections that erupted after it was revealed the race would go on despite the continued storm rescue and recovery efforts.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Walkabout: Manhattan After Sandy

Day four of the aftermath of the devastating and deadly superstorm saw a Manhattan eager to get back on its feet.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 READ MORE


After Sandy

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