By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
When the news hit that tornadoes had ripped through Alabama, helpers sprang into action. They handed out water and medical supplies. They provided food, clothing and shelter to the many victims and cleaned up the mess that Mother Nature left behind.
Any help is gratefully accepted, but "there's always a sense of comfort when you see someone who looks similar to you," says Juliet Choi, senior director of partner services for the American Red Cross.