A need to reach out

by Star Parker -- My cousins lived in New Orleans. They worked telemarketing jobs, earning minimum wage, while raising three children. Fortune had it that they left town for a wedding in more…

Throwing out the thugs

by Rebecca Hagelin -- "Women and children first." This famous, selfless cry for the safety of others is best associated with the tragedy of the Titanic, when thousands lost their lives in more…

Let's rebuild a better New Orleans

by Jim Rutz -- There was a sea-wall there in Galveston To keep those waters down, But the high tide from the ocean, Lord, Brought water into that town. Wasn't it a more…

Who believes
America is prepared?

by Joseph Farah -- Following Sept. 11, America spent billions and billions creating the Department of Homeland Security to prepare for the next disaster – be it a man-made terrorist attack or more…

Dark reflections in the mirror

by Barbara Simpson -- I wish I could say "I can't believe" all the rhetoric after the fact of Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately, it doesn't surprise me at all. It's so predictable that more…

Who lost New Orleans?

by Patrick J. Buchanan -- Even the disasters and tragedies that at first unite us in grief or anger – Pearl Harbor, 9-11 – end up dividing us. New Orleans will be no more…

Hurricane Katrina:
A sign of the Last Days?

by Greg Laurie -- Hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and global terrorism all cause us to wonder what on earth is happening. Sure, there has always been tragedy and cataclysmic events in our world, more…

Exploiting tragedy
for fun & profit

by Doug Powers -- When tragedy strikes, heroes and leaders emerge, but wet ground also brings some worms to the surface. The level of suffering of those directly affected by Hurricane Katrina more…

A question of values

by Ellen Ratner -- Americans are shaking their heads in disbelief at the images of tens of thousands of their fellow citizens trapped in the Dante's Inferno that has engulfed New Orleans. more…

How could this happen
in America?

by Craig R. Smith -- "Rep. John Sweeney, R-N.Y., urged President Bush to appoint former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani or two former military officials to run the ground response in the more…