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Phasing Out State Control of Post-Katrina Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education

With 75% of New Orleans students slated to attend charter schools next year, some stakeholders say a management split between the far-away state capit...

Post-Katrina Urban Gardens

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

This video tells the story of several different New Orleans residents who came back to the city after the storm to rebuild and start making food in th...

Anna Deavere Smith, Human Tape-Recorder Extraordinaire

Erika Milvy | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Erika Milvy

Smith's most significant accomplishment is in revealing the impact of the spontaneously spoken word. As she lets her subjects talk -- and think -- and hesitate -- and talk some more, what emerges is often quite magnificent.

Britney Spears Helps Raise $200,000 For Katrina Victims

AOL Music | Posted 07.14.2011 | Impact

While some celebs are content with simply lending their name to a charity, Britney Spears doesn't mind getting down and dirty. The pop princess hosted...

In New Orleans, Many Have Yet to Travel the Road Home

James Perry | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
James Perry

Both Louisiana and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development should immediately reopen settlement talks and work with post-Katrina plaintiffs to achieve the best result for homeowners who are still struggling to repair their homes and their communities.

New Orleans: Ground Zero in the Cultural War

Brian Ross | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Founding Fathers defined the boundaries of liberty and freedom. New Orleans lives them. The birthplace of jazz. The true birthplace of Rock-and-Ro...

New Orleans First in Nation to Place Experts on Local Levee Boards

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

The local levee boards did nothing wrong of significance relating to the levee and floodwall failures during Hurricane Katrina.

Treme & Beyond: Conversations with Steve Earle, The Belle Brigade and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Earle spoke to me from Liuzza's in New Orleans, where he had just ordered a Po Boy, and where he is currently filming the second season of HBO's Treme.

The New War

David D. Burstein | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
David D. Burstein

Who are we fighting? Is this a war or not? Do we devote more resources? Less? These are the questions that we've asked in recent weeks about our effor...

What Began in Hiroshima Must End in Fukushima

Norman MacAfee | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Norman MacAfee

It was a bad idea all around for most of the human race. When Albert Einstein learned of the bombing of Hiroshima and the dawn of the Nuclear Age, he ...

Needed: A New Approach to Ethics in Government

Terry Newell | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

If we intend to foster ethics in government, we have to get people to think about what they should do, not just what they must not do. At least three steps would be a start.

WATCH: Rise Against's Moving Katrina-Inspired Video

Noisecreep | Posted 06.01.2011 | Entertainment

"It's about a dangerous time in civilization, the end of life," says vocalist-guitarist Tim McIlrath about 'Endgame,' Rise Against's sixth studio albu...

The Real Lesson the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan Should Be Teaching Us

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

We are always shocked when catastrophes strike, and we always feel badly for the people affected by them -- for a while. But inevitably, we forget, and we don't make any changes to our lives at all.

Trymaine Lee

Justice Department Report Details Abuses By New Orleans Police Department | Trymaine Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Long before Hurricane Katrina laid bare New Orleans’ deep social wounds, the relationship between the city’s police force and its black citizens h...

Fukushima USA: Hell or High Water

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Regulations are our way of ensuring that the drive for profits never again leads to needless tragedies: Not in Fukushima. Not in the Gulf of Mexico. Not in New Orleans. And not in your home town. Plain and simple.

The 'It Wasn't My Point' Defense of Journalists

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Rosenthal

In the world of journalism, I actually hear this defense: that if a mistake is not central to the point of a piece, then the mistake doesn't matter. Since when did misstatement of facts cease to matter?

Thousands Of Nation's Dams Reportedly 'Susceptible To Failure'

The New York Times | HENRY FOUNTAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — Frank Brassell, owner of Nelda’s Diner in this town wedged between the slopes of the southern Sierra Nevada, knows his fat...

Cafe Hope Has Ending Homelessness On The Menu

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

The story of Café Hope is about understanding the root causes of homelessness and dedicating the resources that will make a difference.

The New York Times Respondeth

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Rosenthal

These media successes are important because the American people need to understand that the flooding of metro New Orleans was overwhelmingly and primarily a federal responsibility.

A New Decade Coming! And a Look Back at the Zeroes

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

During this first decade of the new millennium --the only decade with a zero in each number --so much has changed, so fast. The clock is ticking towa...

Eight Homeless Youth Die in New Orleans Fire -- What Does it Say About the U.S.?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Officials said this was the city's most deadly fire in 25 years. The eight young people, estimated to be in their late teens and early twenties, remain unidentified.

The Floating Opportunity in Colombias' Katrina

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Many are calling it "Colombias' Katrina". 6 months of constant rain leading up to a record 13 times more rainfall than the previous record, have cause...

Katrina's Children: Childhood, Still Interrupted

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

All lost not only their belongings but at least a year of schooling and a big chunk of their childhoods. They are still struggling and, by now, largely forgotten. Launches Campaign Against Right Wing Activists, Breitbart, O'Keefe, and Giles

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas claims that when James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles secretly recorded Maryland ACORN's employees after entering their office they broke Maryland's Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act.

Deficit Tests Our Democracy

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

After a disaster we look back to see what we should have done differently. The Challenger retrospect revealed a flawed launch decision process. The fa...