Federal Emergency Management Agency
How to Tell if FEMA is Doing a Good Job or a Lousy One
October 30, 2012
What does FEMA do, exactly, in the aftermath of a hundred-year storm? And how can we tell whether it's working?
Sandy’s Lesson for the Voters: Government Matters
October 30, 2012
Sandy should remind us why we need a big, strong federal government
Why Romney Came Out Against FEMA
October 29, 2012
Mitt Romney says we should let states handle disaster relief, with FEMA taking a back seat or shut down entirely. Here's what's behind that.
The Mothership of All Alliances
October 05, 2012
How Louis Farrakhan introduced Dianetics to his followers:
Tracing Europe’s Long Road to Economic Catastrophe
March 09, 2012
The economic crisis in Europe reached its latest crescendo last night, as Greece managed, through furious last-minute negotiations, to convince its creditors to give it some more breathing room. But if the Greeks have managed to stave off ruin for a few more minutes, nothing has essentially changed in their situation: Their economy is still in shambles. The burning question on most observers’ minds, and rightfully so, is whether the Greeks will ever manage to pay back their debts. But at this stage, it’s also worth considering how we ended up on the precipice of such catastrophe at all.
TNR Exclusive: More Selections From Ron Paul’s Newsletters
January 17, 2012
Ron Paul has recently suggested there was only a “total of about eight or ten sentences” of “bad stuff” in the newsletters that he regularly used to publish under his name. This assertion was patently false: As TNR has shown, the newsletters contained dozens of statements marked by bigotry and conspiratorial thinking.
The List of Lists: TNR Names the Country’s Best and Worst Lists
October 27, 2011
THE BEST LISTS Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Partnership for Public Service Ranking nearly 300 agencies and subcomponents with survey data from more than a quarter of a million civil servants, this list is the ultimate look at which U.S. bureaucracies are healthy and functioning, and which need serious improvement.
The Truman Show
August 16, 2011
It looks like President Obama really has found his inner Harry Truman, at least for the moment. On Thursday, Obama travelled to Holland, Michigan, to speak at a factory that manufactures batteries for electric cars. And, at least by Obama’s standards, the rhetoric was unusually combative, as he attacked Congress repeatedly for blocking his economic agenda: "There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win," Obama said. The substantive focus was different, too.
Turning FEMA Around
May 28, 2011
It’s not exactly the Rapture, but the tornadoes that have been tearing through the Midwest and South this year certainly have an end-times feel to them. Just this past Sunday, an EF-5 level tornado (that’s as fierce as it gets) plowed through Joplin, Missouri, killing at least 125 people, flaying the bark off trees, crumpling cars like aluminum cans, and basically flattening everything in its six-mile path.