Politics and its Discontents: Simply Horrifying

How many times do catastrophes like this have to happen before we cast aside our hubris and realize that we are nothing in the face of nature? Recommend this Post

Alberta Diary: Ice Storm 2013: It’s still an emergency, and the PM is still missing in inaction

Canadian soldiers, summoned by Mayor Mel Lastman, clean up the streets of Toronto after the big dump of 1999. Below: Mr. Lastman. (Photos grabbed from the Toronto Star.) More days of silence from the prime minister of Canada have passed while the citizens of Toronto continue to dig themselves out from under a catastrophic sheet ...

Alberta Diary: Ice storm 2013: Is the Canadian government like the cops – never around when you need them?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper over flooded Calgary last June. Apparently there’s no sign of him anywhere near Toronto now. Below: Then U.S. President George W. Bush over New Orleans in August 2005; Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne; the PM’s unhelpful Tweet from Calgary Sunday night.  The Toronto Star reported yesterday that an estimated 72,000 households remain ...

Molly'sBlog: The sickening first response of government to disaster

THE SICKENING FIRST RESPONSE OF GOVERNMENT TO DISASTER      Typhoon Haiyan is perhaps the most devastating weather event to ever hit land. More than 10,000 people have been killed, and the full details are still very much uncertain. The Philippines has had more than its share of natural disasters – and man-made ones as well. ...

Molly'sBlog: The sickening first response of government to disaster

THE SICKENING FIRST RESPONSE OF GOVERNMENT TO DISASTER      Typhoon Haiyan is perhaps the most devastating weather event to ever hit land. More than 10,000 people have been killed, and the full details are still very much uncertain. The Philippines has had more than its share of natural disasters – and man-made ones as well. ...

Molly'sBlog: The sickening first response of government to disaster

THE SICKENING FIRST RESPONSE OF GOVERNMENT TO DISASTER      Typhoon Haiyan is perhaps the most devastating weather event to ever hit land. More than 10,000 people have been killed, and the full details are still very much uncertain. The Philippines has had more than its share of natural disasters – and man-made ones as well. ...