Tag: Hurricane Sandy

Cezary Podkul: Chris Christie’s Tunnel Tango

August 2015

What happened to the money after the New Jersey governor killed a new commuter rail tunnel five years ago?

Senator Demands Answers on Red Cross’ Finances

January 2015

Prompted by an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, Senator Charles Grassley asks the charity to explain how it has used donations from the public.

Jesse Eisinger and Justin Elliott: Occupy Wall Street, the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy

December 2014

Red Cross officials had no concerns about Occupy Sandy's effectiveness.

Justin Elliott: N.Y. Attorney General Pressed Red Cross on Post-Sandy Spending, Then Retreated

May 2014

The Red Cross volunteers help, but not its financial reports.

Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger: Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

April 2014

Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear how exactly the money was spent.

Teow Lim Goh: The Limits of Charity

January 2014

Disasters may be natural, but who survives and who suffers most is often political.

Rebecca Solnit: The Arc of Justice and the Long Run

December 2013

The future needs us.

Humera Afridi: Tell Them Our Stories

November 2013

On storytelling and survival in post-disaster landscapes, from Tacloban City to Staten Island.

Theodoric Meyer: As Need for New Flood Maps Rises, Congress and Obama Cut Funding

May 2013

Congress has cut funding for updating flood maps by more than half since 2010, from $221 million down to $100 million this year.

Robert Lewis & Al Shaw: After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood Zones

March 2013

Government loans encourage the reconstruction of areas at risk of repeated flooding.

Anna Harrah: Once and Future Bling

December 2012

(re:)FORM Art founder Anna Harrah talks with us about collaboration, apocalypse, and self-fulfilling prophesies.

Cora Currier: How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters

December 2012

Major corporations refuse to go beyond voluntary disaster preparations.

Fundraising, Donations, and Hurricane Sandy

November 2012

In light of Hurricane Sandy, please consider donating to the disaster relief efforts.

Tana Wojczuk: Mitt Romney as Shakespeare’s Coriolanus

November 2012

In the aftermath of Sandy, it's time to reevaluate what it means to be dependent on government.

David Morris: A Stormy Reminder of Why We Need Government

October 2012

Sandy has been a vivid reminder of the role of Government.

Robert Reich: My Plane Out of NYC in Advance of Sandy, and Mitt Romney’s America

October 2012

Is a $4000 airline ticket a vision of Romney's America?