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Help save New Orleans public health care

March 17, 2006 - As we document in our report, "The Mardi Gras Index" (pdf), one of the key barriers to rebuilding in New Orleans is the decimation of the city's health care system. Here are some of the facts: 1) There were 22 hospitals in Orleans Parish before the 2005 hurricanes; only seven remain.

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.