Never ending flood suffering.  A recipe.

Never ending flood suffering. A recipe.

This flood is causing terrible human suffering and economic loss.  In southern Illinois, thousands are in shelters, many here in Carbondale. It’s easy to focus on that suffering now, and talk about simple short-term fixes.  But only a sober view of...

The New York Times falls down on this flood.

The New York Times falls down on this flood.

As this historic flood moves through the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley the paper of record gives us articles like this, here with my annotations. Nothing about why this flood happened, no history, no science, no informed analysis. Nothing that might prevent the...

Wader-clad teevee clowns cover snakes.

Wader-clad teevee clowns cover snakes.

The Daily Show – Weatherman-Based System of Flood Height Measurements Tags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook A comedy break:  Jon Stewart, one of my heroes, has weighed in on the ridiculous coverage our...

Birds Point flood coverage, blowing a fuse.

Birds Point flood coverage, blowing a fuse.

Today the receding Mississippi and Big Muddy River let me drive to work without a long detour.  My neighbors are filling demolition dumpsters with flood damaged stuff. Flooding causes terrible human suffering and reporters rightly cover that.  Compelling...

Flood disasters are always old news.

Flood disasters are always old news.

We’re about to see the biggest Lower Mississippi flood in history.   Parts of Memphis are being evacuated, and the Mississipi Delta may be in for the worst it’s ever seen. Terrorists who could never match these floods dominate the front...