Razing the Project to Save It

(Photo by Infrogmation, used under a GNU Free Documentation License) With the advent of a new administration in Washington providing the long-beleaguered citizens of New Orleans, LA a new sense of hope (no doubt increased upon hearing that the President has promised to visit the region) it’s easy for us to...

Dear Politico

Is it really a ‘slam’ if the new administration (new administration!) has simply offered an honest account of how the previous administration (previous administration!) conducted itself during Katrina? Ok, given your status as “ground zero for inside-the-beltway conventional wisdom,”...

“It was like pheasant season in South Dakota. If it moved, you shot it.”

Apologies for getting to this a bit late: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r1X_G7cWak] More from ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson here, here and here. Also blogging on this: Womanist Musings Jack and Jill Politics All About Race Vivir Latino Think Progress Slant Truth First Draft Prometheus 6...

Louisiana Purging Voter Rolls of Katrina Refugees

Just Democracy reported this past week that the Bush Regime, with the help of the Louisiana state govt, is reaching the culmination of its plan to make New Orleans a white, Republican city by using Hurricane Katrina as an excuse to rid the city of its poor and its black populations. The federal government...

Obama On Katrina; Not Just Talk

I still remember when whispers first hit that Barack Obama might run for president.  There were some good things said, of course, and some pretty nasty things.  One of the recurring themes that fit in the nasty column would have to be the “Let’s make him the Democratic Nominee because he can...

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