This is the story of the Hurricane…

This weekend marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding devastated New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf coast.

(Gary Rivlin – Simon & Schuster)

(Compass Records)




The shock of yesterday’s mass deaths of refugees, both in Austria and off the coast of Libya, continues to resonate. Meanwhile the UN has warned of a ‘crisis of solidarity’ among EU governments and has urged a “collective political response.”



As this weekend’s DNC meeting kicks off in Minneapolis, front-runner Hillary Clinton’s focus is on locking up “super delegates” well in advance of the first actual vote being cast – both as a deterrent to any potential late entrants and to avoid a repeat of her unsuccessful 2008 campaign.

But her existing opponents are unhappy about the number of debates.


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