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Found in the Flood

Michael Brune | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Although we can't prevent more powerful storms, we are far from powerless. We still have time to take action to limit the climate disruption that makes storms more severe. But let's be clear: That time is limited.

Pre-Katrina and Today, the Army Corps of Engineers Always Has the Final Say

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Sandy Rosenthal

This week, the New York Times Magazine featured John Barry and his brainchild, the lawsuit against 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies filed in New Orl...

Is Banksy Over?

Matthew Israel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Could he now be considered part of art history? Or would he start to mean less to the general public and the street art community? I hope not.

The Citizens Fight Against Big Oil in Louisiana Continues

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Nine years after Katrina, the focus is still too often on imagined causes of the flood instead of the proven ones. It is our hope that AG Buddy Caldwell continues defending the constitution and the law, and continues his stand against Jindal, Adley and Big Oil.

Steep Flood Insurance Rate Increases Are Result of Federal Government's Mistakes

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

While the worst rate spikes will occur gradually over a period of years -- thanks to a bill that President Obama signed into law last Friday -- a reported 1.1 million homeowners in flood-prone areas will still face sharp premium increases.

Settlement Is Not Admission of Guilt in New Orleans Flooding during Katrina

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Put very simply, a $20 million settlement, given to those with expectations of at least $20 billion, would be roughly equivalent to getting 2 pennies on an expectation $20.

Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

Two Bushes = Two Recessions, Three Wars: Why Jeb Will Never Be President

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that Chris Christie is generally considered to be toast for the nomination he never would have had anyhow, Jeb Bush is being whispered about as the Republicans' "great white hope."

Protecting New Orleans from the Next Katrina

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

No hurricanes are in sight in January. But the Big Easy is now well-fortified for when Katrina's relatives strike.

My Very Own 36 Hours in New Orleans

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

It was loud and busy, wet and deafening, but the music, the dancing, and the food were still amazing and mood-lifting.

Federal Report Questions Use Of Katrina Recovery Funds

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new federal report says Mississippi officials accepted unsupported population growth estimates in developing a plan to use $...

Judge Dismisses Dozens Of Hurricane Katrina Lawsuits

AP | Posted 12.28.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the N...

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2013

Rich Robinson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media
Rich Robinson

Power going out at the Super Bowl; Maker's Mark announcing its plans to dilute its whiskey; the woman who hid under her desk to avoid a TV reporter; Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend and a Canadian mayor's crack-laced meltdown. All great, but not Sponge-worthy.

Killer Cop Katrina Cover-Up?

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 12.04.2013 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin Wednesday in the retrial of a former New Orleans policeman who shot and killed a man four day...

Giving Thanks for Stephanie Lee (and a New Way of Treating Cancer)

Turk Pipkin | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Turk Pipkin

Stephanie Lee is the most inspiring and hopeful woman I've ever known. That's saying a lot considering that my wife has beat cancer twice and constantly amazes me at how she came through both battles stronger and more able to change the world and those around her for the better.

Not Katrina II, But BP Oil Spill II?

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The BP oil disaster was a technological and man-made problem, which required even greater amounts of technological wizardry to fix. After the well was finally (finally!) successfully capped, there was an enormous aftermath that went on for a very long period of time.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Compare Obamacare To Katrina Or Iraq, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

National Review reporter Jonathan Strong asked if Obamacare is "President Obama's Iraq War" on Twitter Monday, sparking a debate over whether the comp...

Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Big Bad Chef's First Cookbook

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

Before I sat down to write about John Currence's new cookbook -- Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey -- I surveyed my brown liquor shelf and found just the right courage: a bottle of Willett Rye with one good pump left in it.

Eight Years After Katrina Historic Theatre in New Orleans Reopens

AP | By CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years ago, Hurricane Katrina and massive flooding spurred by broken levees heavily damaged the historic Saenger Theatre. ...

Ted Cruz: God's Gift to Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The smart move for the GOP would be to stop threatening to shut the government down once and for all, and to stop endangering the national economy with these absurd farces that would crash the economy if these threats even prevailed, which they will not.

The Bush Presidential Museum Has Erased the New Orleans Katrina Story

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

The exhibit does not examine the catastrophic failure of levees built by the Army Corps of Engineers; rather it only describes the new flood protection structures put in place since Katrina.

Katrina Pain Index 2013: New Orleans Eight Years Later

Bill Quigley | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The city remains incredibly poor, jobs and income vary dramatically by race, rents are up, public transportation is down, traditional public housing is gone, life expectancy differs dramatically by race and place, and most public education has been converted into charter schools.

Economic Development with a human voice

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Michael Hecht draws inspiration from the city leaders and planners who designed the all-new Chicago after the Great Fire in 1871. The Chicago fire was...

A Look Inside The New Bush Library

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

DALLAS -- A tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum begins in a bright area representing his early domestic agenda, but with one tu...

Report Raises Questions About Misused Katrina Relief Funds

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators said Wednesday that as much as $700 million in federal aid intended to help some 24,000 Louisiana families el...