25 Questions about the Murder of New Orleans

October 3, 2005 - If you haven't read it yet, definitely check out the piece by New Orleans architect Anthony Fontenot and author/scholar Mike Davis (who wrote this prescient article last year), penned after spending a week in New Orleans talking to locals, officials and surveying the hurricane aftermath.

Disaster Wars

October 3, 2005 - The Independent (London) reports on a leaked internal report from the Office of Secretary of Defense which finds that "endemic corruption, divisions within the military and troop shortages caused by the Iraq war" are to blame for the government's horrible respo


October 1, 2005 - The NY Times has a story for tomorrow (co-written by Eric Lipton, who with Ron Nixon brought you the story last Monday about where Katrina contracts are going), about the 91,000 tons of ice FEMA bought to cool food and help hurricane victims -- at a cost to

Goodbye, ESA

September 30, 2005 - Yesterday the House voted to strip down the Endangered Species Act, one of the landmark achievements of the 1970s environmental movement:

Gingrich, 10 Years After the Revolution

September 30, 2005 - Remember Newt Gingrich? It's been exactly 10 years since the then-Georgia rep. was the poster child for the conservative movement, voted Time's "Man of the Year" for his role in leading the much-heralded Republican Revolution of the mid-1990s.


By R. Neal
September 29, 2005 - The right-wing "porkbusters" are looking for programs to eliminate in order to pay for the Katrina/Rita disaster, i.e. "offsets." Of course, the usual suspects such as funding for PBS, Amtrak, the National Endowment for the Arts, etc. are at the top of the list.