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The Legacy of KatrinaThe Events In New Orleans Exposed The Bush administration as Callous and Incompetent. And Neither The City Nor The Administration Have Recovered in The Two Years’ Since. 30.8.2007 Common Dreams: Views
Here, on this second anniversary in the US of Hurricane Katrina, it’s worth looking back over the events of that fateful day. Fateful isn’t too strong a word: It was on August 29, 2005, and over the next three or four days, that the presidency of George Bush fell into the toilet from which it [...]
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Katrina's Second Anniversary: Obama's Plan To Restore New Orleans 30.8.2007 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Part of the candidate blogger series for Obama: I'm not associated with the campaign, and the views expressed are my own. Hurricane Katrina was a devastating natural catastrophe but seemed, at least at the time, to have the potential to be a defining moment in American politics. We were shamed before the world. A system clearly showed itself to be in collapse. It had the potential to be a moment when Americans finally realized what decades of a lack of investment and a libertarian governing philosophy popularized by Goldwater and Reagan have wrought in our infrastructure; when the lid finally came off the neglect and chaos of our inner cities; and when Americans realized that the emergency planning of this administration consisted mainly in ...
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For the Love of Cheney — The Second Anniversary Edition 30.8.2007 Firedoglake
Digby has a fine timeline up of exactly what happened two years ago today when Hurricaine Katrina hit. I’d like to extend it a bit to add my own favorite event of that week. As I wrote at the time, on Thursday when people were still dying of thirst at the convention center: [...]
Anger, Sadness Mark Katrina Anniversary 30.8.2007 Truthout.com
The Associated Press reports, "On the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, anger over the stalled rebuilding was palpable Wednesday throughout the city where the mourning for the dead and feeling of loss doesn't seem to subside."
Heart Like Water: Surviving Katrina and Life in Its Disaster Zone 29.8.2007 Mother Jones
Writer, publisher, and man-about-town Joshua Clark defied the mandatory evacuation that preceded the 2005 storm and hunkered down in his French Quarter apartment with his girlfriend and a radio.
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Never Again? The Politics of Preventing Another Katrina 29.8.2007 Mother Jones
The Bush administration's lackluster response to one of the largest natural disasters in the nation's history has been to rely on stopgap measures and incompetent contractors, rather than devising a national plan to protect the U.S. coastline. Will it take another Katrina for the government to act? The conclusion of a three-part series.
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Bush: 'We're still paying attention' 29.8.2007 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
NEW ORLEANS - President Bush commemorated Hurricane Katrina's devastating blow Wednesday with a somber moment of silence. Across town, in a symbol of a federal-city divide that persists two years after the killer storm, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin marked the levee-breach moment with bell-ringing. ADVERTISEMENT "We're still paying attention. We understand," Bush said in remarks afterward.

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No Crony Left Behind? SSLS*, George. 29.8.2007 Firedoglake
President Bush, spoke in New Orleans today at a charter school on the second anniversary of Katrina’s landfall in the Gulf Coast region of the United States of America.  The President of the United States just used an appearance in New Orleans on the Katrina anniversary to push a school choice agenda for his many [...]
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CNN Peddles Democrat Talking Points on Katrina For Second Straight Day 29.8.2007 NewsBusters
CNN apparently wants to milk all it can out of the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s strike on the Gulf Coast for the benefit of the Democrats. On Monday’s "The Situation Room," CNN special correspondent Soledad O’Brien’s report juxtaposed a clip of a recent speech by Barack Obama with stock footage of the hurricane’s aftermath. On Tuesday’s "The Situation Room," O’Brien upped the ante in another segment. This time, more footage of damage from Hurricane Katrina ran at the same time an audio clip from President Bush’s first post-Katrina speech in New Orleans began. The video then cut to the President speaking in Jackson Square, and as the clip ended, the picture froze and went to black-and-white, as you might expect in an ...
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Bush Marks Katrina Anniversary in New Orleans 29.8.2007 NYT: Home Page
President Bush commemorated Hurricane Katrina’s devastating blow today with a moment of silence.
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Bush’s ‘Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations’ On Katrina Reconstruction 29.8.2007 Think Progres
To mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, President Bush spoke today at the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School for Math and Science, “armed with facts and figures” to show how much he has done. This appearance marked the fourth time in a row that Bush has chosen a charter school as a backdrop [...]
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Bush Salutes New Orleans Storm Victims 29.8.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
President Bush commemorated Hurricane Katrina's devastating blow Wednesday with a somber moment of silence. Across town, in a symbol of a federal-city divide that persists two years after the killer storm, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin marked the levee-breach... ...
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Neck Deep: Drowning Accountability 29.8.2007 ConsortiumNews.com
Two years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the great American city of New Orleans and killed some 1,800 people along the Gulf Coast. With that tragedy, however, came a belated public awakening about how George W. Bush had put cronyism, ideology and partisanship ahead of competence, national unity and accountability. In this excerpt from our new book, Neck Deep, that turning point is recalled. August 29, 2007
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Report: Gulf Coast Schools Shortchanged 29.8.2007 AP National
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Thousands of Gulf Coast students are still displaced two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region, and millions of dollars worth of school reconstruction projects remain unfunded, according to a report released Wednesday....
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John Edwards Calls For “Brownie’s Law” For Federal Agencies 29.8.2007 Crooks Liars
Reuters Via Yahoo: Former Sen. John Edwards said at a Hurricane Katrina conference he would propose what he called “Brownie’s Law” requiring that qualified people, not political hacks, lead key federal agencies. Edwards, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, drew laughter when he spoke on Monday of the proposal at the “Hope and Recovery Summit” [...]
Bush Commemorates Hurricane Katrina's Victims 29.8.2007 WCCO: National
President Bush commemorated Hurricane Katrina's devastating blow Wednesday with a somber moment of silence. Across town, in a symbol of a federal-city divide that persists two years after the killer storm, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin marked the levee-breach moment with bell-ringing.     ...
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Bush to tour New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast 29.8.2007 Star Tribune: Politics
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Bush to Tour New Orleans, Gulf Coast 29.8.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
President Bush is marking Hurricane Katrina's devastating blow two years ago by celebrating those he says have "dedicated their lives to the renewal of New Orleans" even as he and others are criticized for not doing more to get the city and Gulf Coast back to... ...
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Bush taken to task on New Orleans 29.8.2007 Financial Times US
George W. Bush will speak in New Orleans two years after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the second consecutive year the storm has overshadowed the anniversary of the 11 September terrorist attacks
A crisis that continues 29.8.2007 SFGate: Op-Ed
HURRICANE KATRINA happened two years ago, but you wouldn't know that by looking at some neighborhoods in the Gulf Coast. Houses, or what's left of them, still stand derelict in New Orleans, their yards choked with weeds. The city of Houston, which took in... ...
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