Category Archives: New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina 2005 Links

For relative newcomers to the blog, I’ve been writing this crap since 2004. Originally–pre-ScienceBlogs days–this blog was hosted on Blogger, which, at some point, EATED MY BLOG. Thankfully, the Wayback Machine preserved it. While my efforts to move the posts … Continue reading

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“These Are Law-Abiding Citizens Who Did Everything They Were Told to Do”

One of the most shameful things about the destruction of New Orleans was the attempt to blame the victims.
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I Told You This Would Happen: the Evil Librul Blogger Edition

Never doubt the prognostication of the Mad Biology. A couple of days ago, I wondered if the Mighty Conservative Wurlitzer would unleash its awesome fury against the Edwards campaign bloggers. Turned out I was right.
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Some Democrats Never Learn

While Iraq was the national backdrop for the 2006 elections, individually many campaigns succeeded (or did better than they had any right to do) due to a desire to end corruption (e.g., the Ohio state elections). Yet Rahm Emanuel, head of the DCCC, and the Congressional Black Caucus just don’t seem to get that.
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‘They’ Are Our Fellow Citizens

From the Beaumont Enterprise: LeBlanc was one of about 3,000 evacuees who fled Hurricane Rita aboard a convoy of about 50 Beaumont Independent School District school buses. The drivers originally were scheduled to pull into Lufkin, but were prevented from … Continue reading

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This Is Why We’re Not Post-Racist

So for those who think New Orleans was about class, not race, I would call your attention to two articles. The first is the ‘op-ed that never was’ by Rick Perlstein: My friend says: “There were rumors that there were … Continue reading

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A Stupid Experiment

From the Wall Street Journal, by way of Digby (italics mine): Some new measures are already taking shape. In the past week, the Bush administration has suspended some union-friendly rules that require federal contractors pay prevailing wages, moved to ease … Continue reading

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