Laissez le bon temps rouler!

By R. Neal
February 28, 2006 - Chris reminded us recently that there are lots of ways you can show solidarity with the people of New Orleans on their most famous day of partying. Like he said, do something!

FEMA voter data dispute

By R. Neal
February 23, 2006 - According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, a Louisiana court has ruled that candidates there may not have access to FEMA registries of displaced residents who may also be voters:

How popular is your senator?

February 22, 2006 - No, I'm not talking about the Senate Edition of "Hot or Not?" I'm referring to Survey USA's latest ranking of US Senators by approval ratings, released this week.

Follow-up questions on the Katrina report

February 18, 2006 - A number of readers have written to ask about our reaction to the 379-page House report on Katrina released last Wednesday. I've been slowly sifting through the details of the report, and here are some brief thoughts and reactions:

More revelations of Massive Federal Incompetence

By R. Neal
February 14, 2006 - Chris posted yesterday that forced evictions have begun for thousands of Katrina evacuees previously being housed in hotels and motels after FEMA cut off any further funding. He also mentioned the Hope Arkansas trailers.

Follow up on Lease 181

By R. Neal
February 9, 2006 - Chris reported yesterday on Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco's newly found leverage in Washington, namely the state's say so regarding new offshore drilling.

Blanco has Washington over the barrel

February 9, 2006 - Those who follow the politics of rebuilding in Louisiana -- and many, frankly, have given up after months of false starts and neglect -- have found reason to get excited this week.