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The High Cost of Suppressing Academic Freedom at Louisiana State University

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

The tale of LSU vs Ivor van Heerden is now over, and it can only be hoped that other universities around the nation sat up and took note. Academic freedom is still alive and well in America.

In Praise of Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Harry Shearer | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Harry Shearer

As we wait to see what effect Isaac will have on the Army Corps of Engineers $10 billion-plus "hurricane risk reduction system" in New Orleans, I can't help thinking about last week's news from levees.org. When government adopts efficiency as its top priority, decisions like the Corps' get made. And people die.

Flood Victims vs. the New York Times

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Rosenthal

Informed citizens understand that "Katrina" did not flood New Orleans. Civil engineering mistakes did.

Creighton Bernette is Not Alone

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sandy Rosenthal

HBO's new series called 'Treme' is getting a mountain of press with much of the focus on the character Creighton Bernette played by mega-star John Goo...

Interview with Prof Ivor van Heerden: the latest on his wrongful firing by LSU

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

Just as the long Memorial Day weekend began, federal Judge James Brady scolded administrators at Louisiana State University (LSU) over their handling ...

BP Oil Spin Meets Katrina Shorthand

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

I attended the BP Protest in New Orleans last weekend because there is a distinct connect between the oil drilling debacle and the flood of New Orleans. At the center of both disasters are engineers and the lack of adequate legal federal oversight.

Bring the Nobel Peace Prize Home to New Orleans

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

The president can bring the peace prize home early if he announces the creation of an 8/29 Commission to investigate Hurricane Katrina.