Hurricane Katrina

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
The president claims, with no evidence, that local officials want to use recovery money to pay down the U.S. territory's sizeable debt
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
An emergency crew rescues a woman and her dog
"These disasters drag into the light exactly who is already being thrown away...


In appalling but unsurprising news at the edgy start of yet another hurricane season, a devastated Puerto Rico and a criminally incognizant dotard-in-chief are still with us. In the wake of a damning study that found 4,645 deaths - 72 times the feds' figures - from Maria, Trump bragged this week his and the Coast Guard's "brand" - governing=retail - has soared; in response to such delusion, angry, grieving Puerto Ricans created a memorial of empty shoes labelled "Genocidio."