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The New Orleans land grab

March 3, 2006 - C.C. Campbell-Rock, a New Orleans native, has a great piece in the San Francisco Bay View about what corporate leaders, especially the Bring Back New Orleans commission, have in store for the city:

Nobody could have anticipated...

By R. Neal
March 2, 2006 - It turns out that the image of an aloof, detached, and uninformed president going about business as usual as Katrina struck the Gulf Coast isn't accurate. New information reveals that he was aloof, detached, and informed.

The smoking gun

March 2, 2006 - Congrats to Margaret Ebrahim and John Solomon of the Associated Press for breaking what could become a critical story in the Katrina saga:

Greetings from New Orleans

By R. Neal
February 23, 2006 - This might brighten your day: Greetings from New Orleans: an experiment in found art You have to read the introduction to understand what it's all about. Pretty fascinating. Bonus:

EXCLUSIVE: House report exposed FEMA contracting, too

February 22, 2006 - When the House committee investigating Katrina released its 379-page report last week, the portions of the report savaging the government's failed relief effort made big headlines. But the report also included many smaller bombshells, including a devastating critique of FEMA's contracting operations.

Public land sale follow up...

By R. Neal
February 21, 2006 - As a follow up to Chris's post yesterday about the Bush administration's Spring Clearance Sale of National Forest land, blogger Steve at WhitesCreek Journal has uncovered something completely outrageous.