Geography makes history, so they say, and Hurricane Katrina's inundation of the low-lying areas of New Orleans has driven that point home with brutal clarity. But to get the full picture, you also have to visit the undistinguished city of Gulfport, Mississippi, right next door. In Gulfport, after Katrina, the first word on everyone's lips is CAFTA, the recently signed free trade agreement whose passage ranks as one of George W. Bush's second-term legislative accomplishments. CAFTA was supposed to be another Gulf coast jackpot for Mississippi, like the state's famous riverboat casinos. But that vision of prosperity today is... More >>>