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Rebuilding New Orleans

Brad Pitt's Foundation Seeks Stimulus Funds

Ted Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ted Johnson

Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation is among a consortium applying for federal stimulus money that could expand his effort to rebuild homes in New Orleans.

Brad Pitt's Foundation Releases New Home Designs In New Orleans

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" Foundation has released a new set of duplex designs for New Orleans, by yet another round of big name architects from arou...

Miami to Memphis -- My Top Ten Insights

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Paul Hogarth

10. Graceland is Less Opulent than Expected: The King of Rock 'n' Roll's famous home was surprisingly quite modest.

Healthier, Wealthier and Wiser: The Case for Creating Green Schools Now

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

As the Congress deliberates the largest stimulus package in history, there is no single better investment that we can make than to help maximize the potential learning and productivity of our children.

Fixing The Responder, Ignoring the Cause?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

FEMA was the poster child for federal incompetence, according to the consensus media narrative of the New Orleans flooding disaster. But the true poster child was and is the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Gustav Raises The Question (Again): Is New Orleans Worth It?

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Those who love New Orleans say Hurricane Gustav is proof that the billions of dollars spent to protect the city and bring it back t...

Katrina's "Nigga," Three Years Later

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

It's more than obvious: large portions of New Orleans will never be rebuilt. As my mom put it, "You're nothing if you're poor and black. You're on your own." Three years after Katrina, that reality hasn't changed.

New Orleans and China -- Not So Different

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

In each, nature had a part, but man-made engineering failures created catastrophic results. And in each, the response has been the same.

Oops! Just a Little Leak

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Yesterday, the Times-Picayune carried a very restrained story about a potentially inflammatory subject: the Corps of Engineers has discovered a persistent leak in the 17th St. Canal floodwall.