Top Leaderboard, Site wide
September 18, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Help us grow by sharing
and liking Truthdig:
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
Tags

Tag: Levees

midwest flood
AP photo / Jeff Roberson

Floods Fall, Anger Rises

After the past weeks’ disastrous floods, many in the rural Midwest are looking to the government not with gratitude but animosity. Folks in towns that requested levees back in 1993 were left, paradoxically, high and dry by the Army Corps of Engineers, which required small communities to pay more than $1 million for flood barriers.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008 READ MORE


'When the Levees Broke'
Courtesy HBO

The City That Care Forgot: Spike Lee and the ‘New’ New Orleans Blues

Spike Lee’s new four-hour HBO documentary, ?When the Levees Broke: A Requiem for New Orleans in Four Acts,? which premiered Monday night (and continues Tuesday night), is a haunting, maddening and expertly told story about the signature event in recent American history that showed how little our government truly cares for many of its citizens.

Posted on Aug 19, 2006 READ MORE


bush_katrina_war_room
AP

Caught on Tape

This Washington Post editorial cuts through the smokescreen of Bush’s Katrina apologists.

Posted on Mar 4, 2006 READ MORE


katrina_bush_video
AP

Katrina Video Refuels Debate Over Bush’s Response

The video that made a liar out of Bush on Katrina has reignited the controversy over his administration’s incompetent response to the hurricane.
Democrats are calling for an independent probe into the catastrophe, and the video has even taken enough of the heat off ex-FEMA Director Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown so that he’s now calling for the firing of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff.

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


FEMA briefing
AP

Tape: Bush Warned on Levees Before Katrina

Confidential video footage obtained by the Associated Press proves that federal officials warned Bush that Hurricane Katrina could breach levees and cause a tidal wave of disaster.

  • Watch the video
  • Ex-FEMA chief Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown says Bush was overconfident about FEMA’s response to Katrina
  • FireDogLake: In an attempt to spin the story and make Bush seem in charge, the White House leaked Newsweek transcripts from FEMA conference calls during and after Katrina

  • Posted on Mar 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Michael Brown
    AP

    Brownie Blasts Bush Administration Response to Katrina Disaster

    Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown departs from the shameful “we didn’t know” defense regarding the breach of the levees, saying: “For them to claim that we didn’t have awareness of it is just baloney.”  story

    Posted on Feb 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Jack Jones walks through a heavily damaged Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 22.
    Eric Gay / AP

    Internal Documents on Katrina Prep Make Liar Out of Bush

    Bush said no one “anticipated the breach of the levees.” Well, actually, 48 hours before the storm hit, the Dept. of Homeland Security sent the White House a memo warning exactly of that. | story

    Posted on Jan 24, 2006 READ MORE


    View the most popular tags overall?

     
    Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
     
    Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
     
    Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
     
     
     
    Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
     
    Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
     

    A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
    © 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.