The Myths of Katrina

Ten years after the storm, falsehood about warnings, violence, and recovery persist. Here’s the truth.

Aug. 27 2015 5:22 PMThe Hillary Doubters Are WrongYes, she’s vulnerable, but she’s still the heavy favorite.
Aug. 26 2015 6:08 PMThe Donald’s Secret WeaponTrump is leading the GOP field thanks to nativism, but he may have just found a way to broaden his appeal.
Aug. 24 2015 8:10 PMDon’t Run, Uncle JoeWhy Biden’s legacy is sure to be tarnished if he runs for president.
Aug. 21 2015 5:39 PMNot Just Anti-HispanicThe GOP could be angering Asian voters with its latest nativist turn and dooming itself to a repeat of 2012.
Aug. 20 2015 2:25 PMNo Vote Left BehindAn overlooked group of voters could hand the White House to the GOP—if the GOP is smart enough to court them.
Aug. 17 2015 5:58 PMBlack Lives Matter Protests MatterWhy the group is so focused on Bernie Sanders, and how that strategy is paying off.
Aug. 13 2015 2:31 PMTrump’s Alpha-Male AppealWhat explains the loutish billionaire’s polls and popularity.
Aug. 12 2015 5:40 PMWhy Hillary’s Email Saga HurtsIt is giving Republicans the perfect opportunity to highlight her least appealing qualities.
Aug. 11 2015 5:55 PMTrumped-Up FearsWhy the Republican Party shouldn’t worry about the Donald.
Aug. 7 2015 7:32 PMWhy Donald Trump Isn’t Going AwayHe’s not a Republican phenomenon. He’s part of a troubling global movement toward populism and nationalism.
Aug. 7 2015 12:42 PMWhy Rubio WonThe Florida senator is a gifted communicator, and it showed Thursday night.
Aug. 7 2015 2:31 AMFight NightThe first major Republican debate had plenty of punches, but no knockout blows.
Aug. 6 2015 9:27 PMThe GOP’s Favorite Scapegoats in 2016?The Republican Party’s first primary debate offers a list of its favorite targets.
Aug. 6 2015 2:04 PMWho Said It?GOP presidential candidate edition.
Aug. 4 2015 2:11 PMDebating Without the DonaldThe Republican field gathered to have a debate without the most interesting candidate in the race. 
Aug. 27 2015 3:51 PMDonald Trump Can Make a DifferenceHere’s how.
Aug. 25 2015 5:27 PMTim Pawlenty 2.0?Scott Walker’s presidential campaign is flailing, and it’s not just because of Trump.
Aug. 23 2015 9:01 PMWhere Black Lives Matter BeganHurricane Katrina exposed our nation’s amazing tolerance for black pain.
Aug. 20 2015 2:40 PMMake Hats Great AgainA close reading of Donald Trump’s campaign merch.
Aug. 18 2015 4:30 PMCollective PunishmentTrump’s astonishingly cruel immigration plan is getting rave reviews from the GOP.
Aug. 13 2015 4:01 PMRage Against the MachineVoters are fed up with American politics. But are they willing to do anything about it?
Aug. 13 2015 9:40 AMA Serious IssueThe Republican Party has 17 presidential candidates. Where are their ideas?
Aug. 12 2015 4:19 PMThe U.S. Government Is Putting Americans on Its No-Fly List on a HunchAnd it won’t even tell them why.
Aug. 10 2015 5:35 AMThe Law That Villainized Mexican ImmigrantsHow conservatives helped create today’s immigration “crisis.”
Aug. 7 2015 12:51 PMGOP Debate: What Was the Best One-Liner?Vote in our poll.
Aug. 7 2015 3:25 AMThe GOP’s Inconvenient TruthsIf you listened closely Thursday night, several Republican candidates let some heresies slip out.
Aug. 6 2015 11:04 PMWho Won the GOP Debate?Vote in our poll.
Aug. 6 2015 4:35 PMThe Instant Spin RoomWhat Twitter’s smartest liberals and conservatives are saying about the GOP debates.
Aug. 6 2015 9:53 AMBush LeagueJeb is supposed to be the adult in the room. Will he finally prove it?
Aug. 4 2015 11:04 AMHow to Save the Voting Rights ActWe need to stop trying to untangle racism and partisanship by agreeing on one simple idea.