Appalling Misuse of Federal Katrina Aid:

Last week, I was in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, a Gulf Coast town devastated by Katrina. I was stunned by how much damage remains two years after Katrina: people living in trailers where their homes used to be, tin roofs (or no roofs), wood blocks where windows used to be, exposed foundations where homes used to be, etc. So I'm more than a little peeved to discover that federal Katrina aid is going to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, two hundred miles inland. I spent some time in Tuscaloosa earlier this year, and there's absolutely no reason that the town should be getting Katrina aid, much less for luxury condos.