Tag: Hurricane Sandy
Cezary Podkul: Chris Christie’s Tunnel TangoAugust 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’ FinancesJanuary 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 SandyDecember 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 RetreatedMay 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 BoxApril 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 CharityJanuary 2014
Disasters may be natural, but who survives and who suffers most is often political.
Rebecca Solnit: The Arc of Justice and the Long RunDecember 2013
The future needs us.
Humera Afridi: Tell Them Our StoriesNovember 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 FundingMay 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 ZonesMarch 2013
Government loans encourage the reconstruction of areas at risk of repeated flooding.
Anna Harrah: Once and Future BlingDecember 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 DisastersDecember 2012
Major corporations refuse to go beyond voluntary disaster preparations.
Fundraising, Donations, and Hurricane SandyNovember 2012
In light of Hurricane Sandy, please consider donating to the disaster relief efforts.
Tana Wojczuk: Mitt Romney as Shakespeare’s CoriolanusNovember 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 GovernmentOctober 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 AmericaOctober 2012
Is a $4000 airline ticket a vision of Romney's America?