Most Americans cannot afford to live in progressive coastal epicenters.
The storm pushes inland and creates hazards for rescuers trying to reach victims.
The hurricane's course change catches many off guard and triggers a major round of last-minute evacuations in the Tampa area.
Dodging Miami, the storm is predicted to blow ashore Sunday in the Florida Keys and move up the state’s Gulf Coast. It has left at least 20 dead across the Caribbean.
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: We take a hard look at the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, Fla, from the partying to the homophobia to the shadowy fundraising And what's this about welfare reform?This week on Truthdig Radio: We take a hard look at the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, Fla And what's this about welfare reform?.
The tea partyers are useful hucksters, but those barbarians are not yet at the gate. The real fear and loathing rest where they have always been, in the familiar guise of freshly tailored suits, cigar-chomping patriarchs with their women trailing five steps behind.It didn't take long to realize this convention was dominated by the same country club set that's been running this party for decades.
Hosting the Republican National Convention doesn't come cheap. Just ask Tampa, Fla. In preparation for this week's gathering, the city's police department received roughly $50 million from Congress. How did it spend the money? Click below to find out.