Join the voice for a changing South.

Articles by

Outrageous

September 1, 2005 - By R. Neal I just saw a report on MSNBC from the convention center in New Orleans. There are thousands of people there, families with children, infants, and elderly. They have no water. They have no food. They have no baby formula. They have no medical assistance. They have nothing. They are desperate, and they are furious.

Conserve

September 1, 2005 - By R. Neal People around the South and the rest of America are starting to feel a ripple effect from the Gulf Coast disaster. Increasing gas prices, impending shutdown of commercial air travel for lack of jet fuel, long lines at gas stations, and even some price gouging have gotten people's attention.

Desperation

September 1, 2005 - By R. Neal That's the one-word headline on the Biloxi Sun Herald website this morning. And that seems to pretty much sum up the situation today. The frustration is starting to boil over onto the editorial pages.

Devastation

August 31, 2005 - By R. Neal We're watching the reports from the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. I am unable to process, much less describe, the magnitude of what we are seeing. Not much else seems very important today. As the personal accounts start coming in, we begin to get an idea of the terrifying ordeal those who could not or would not leave have endured.

Poverty on the march

August 30, 2005 - By R. Neal A new report by the Census Bureau says that the number of people living in poverty in the U.S. has increased by 1.1 million since 2003: