Should Trump Treat Inner Cities Like Earthquake Zones?


Should Trump Treat Inner Cities Like Earthquake Zones?

After Katrina broke New Orleans’ levees and Sandy surged onto Staten Island, the Federal Emergency Management Agency followed. So, what if FEMA set up shop in the most dismal sections of Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore, no flooding necessary?
As part of an ambitious urban agenda set forth during the presidential campaign, Donald Trump proposed using federal disaster declarations to free up funds for developing new infrastructure, razing blighted buildings and increasing law-enforcement presence. There’s been no follow-through so far, but given the recent stumble on health care, the White House might want to prioritize an initiative that could yield …

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