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Job growth: good news and bad news for the South

By R. Neal
October 6, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal A new FDIC Regional Profile (PDF format) report for the second quarter of 2005 provides a snapshot of U.S. economic conditions by region. The effects of Katrina are not reflected in the report, and the FDIC says:

Sound the Alarm on Gulf Reconstruction

October 5, 2005 - Yesterday, Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans sent out a letter announcing that the city was laying off 3,000 city employees -- half the city's workforce -- "as a result of financial constraints in the wake of Hurricane Katrina."

NOLA's Trumped-Up "Law and Order" Crisis

October 3, 2005 - Every week brings fresh evidence that the sensationalist news reports out of post-Katrina New Orleans, which described the city's supposed descent into a cauldron of gang-style lawlessness, were almost entirely fabricated. Here's an excellent dispatch from Knight Ridder:

Reality on the ground

By R. Neal
September 27, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Department of Defense briefing, September 9 (five days after Katrina):

Will we pass the test?

By R. Neal
September 23, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal The latest from NOAA: ...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE RITA CONTINUES TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AND UPPER TEXAS COASTS...

Bay Dispatch

September 23, 2005 - I'm on the road again, this time in San Francisco -- and as you can see, your friend and mine Mr. Neal is hold down the Facing South fort, so it's all good. Since I'm in the Bay Area, spiritual home of DKos, it feels appropriate to point to two excellent recent posts there: