AS WE GO TO PRESS, Hurricane Rita is roaring across the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas, and there is still no clarity as to when drinking water — let alone groups — will return to New Orleans. I have spoken with industry friends from the Gulf Coast who lost their childhood homes, whose condos were looted, and whose businesses were torn apart — and I suspect that will soon be the case all over again. Yet out of all the sadness and chaos since August 29, one truth comes shining through: We are ...

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