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By James Baldwin
By Ted Hughes
President Bush may be
giving speeches about how the federal government is standing with the people of the Gulf Coast, but as ThinkProgress points out, the facts speak for themselves:
Sixty percent of homes still lack electricity.
Less than half of the city?s pre-storm population of 460,000 has returned.
Nearly a third of the trash is yet to be picked up.
Also, check out this superb Katrina timeline.
UPDATE: Watch MSNBC footage of Katrina’s devastation.
Posted on Aug 29, 2006
Annual war expenditures have risen from $48 billion in 2003 to an anticipated $94 billion in 2006, thanks to the expected largest emergency spending bill in history.
Posted on Apr 20, 2006
An audit of American rebuilding projects in Iraq turns up millions of dollars stuffed into footlockers, a U.S. soldier gambling away Iraqi money, and other inspiring tales of the same ilk. |
story Posted on Jan 24, 2006
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