Category: Public Policy


How this could be—how the president of the United States could have even less “situational awareness,” as they say in the military, than the average American about the worst natural disaster in a century—is one of the more perplexing and troubling chapters in a story that, despite moments of heroism and acts of great generosity, […]

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Transit and Emergency Planning

I heard on NPR this morning that the emergency response plan for New Orleans assumed that the citizens had private transportation (a assume a car, and the money to fill it with gas), and that plans to use boats or trains to evacuate citizens were abandoned. If that’s true, is it a responsible way to […]

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