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Cities Losing People, Not Brains

It’s an urban myth that population loss and brain drain go hand in hand. In fact, cities with major population losses actually saw their college-educated head count rise to exceed the national average.

October 29, 2015

Do You Know What It Means To Eat New Orleans?

We ate our way across New Orleans. For our actual anniversary meal we went to the famous Commander’s Palace, after being duly assured by friends that it is not just a tourist trap. The friends were right: This was one of the best meals of my life.

October 20, 2015

Ten Years Later, Resilient New Orleans Reflects On Katrina

From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city’s resilience in the face of disaster.

August 29, 2015

Ten Years After Katrina, Resilient New Orleans Honors Its Victims

New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying homage to the city’s resilience.

August 29, 2015
10 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is vibrant but wary

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Is Vibrant But Wary

While the most prominent images of Katrina were from New Orleans, the storm zone was far wider: From suburban areas such as St. Bernard Parish that were also inundated, to Mississippi, where the storm surge simply flattened coastal homes.

August 28, 2015

Katrina Landfall Began The End Of Bush’s Presidency: Gone With Wind And Water

Frankly, my dear, Bush was gone with the wind and water in 2005. Any faith left in the Iraq War he started in 2003 collapsed. It’s a usually long way from New Orleans to Baghdad, but not on that late summer day.

August 28, 2015

New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Despite attracting young talent, and billions of investment dollars, New Orleans still struggles to repair damage done by Hurricane Katrina.

August 14, 2015

Cruz: Some In GOP Act Like Soviets

McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) NEW ORLEANS –Senator Ted Cruz of Texas lambasted unidentified Republicans Saturday, likening them to operatives in the former Soviet Union. “You know, a lot of Republicans –it’s very odd –a lot of Republicans tend to have top down, Soviet-style campaigns,” Cruz told reporters at a Republican gathering in New Orleans. Such […]

June 1, 2014

Katrina-Era New Orleans Mayor Found Guilty Of Corruption

Chicago (AFP) – Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin — who rose to national prominence for his handling of Hurricane Katrina — was found guilty Wednesday of federal bribery and corruption charges. Nagin was a beloved figure in the Big Easy despite his botched initial response to the devastating storm which flooded the low-lying coastal […]

February 12, 2014

Freak Snowstorm, Cold Snap Paralyzes U.S. South

Washington (AFP) – The usually balmy U.S. South was paralyzed Wednesday by a freak snowstorm that forced thousands of children to shelter in schools overnight and left thousands of motorists stranded on icy roads. Schools were closed Wednesday in towns and cities across the region, as authorities struggled to shake off Tuesday’s unusual snowfall and […]

January 30, 2014

Six Years After Katrina, Lower 9th Ward Still Bleak

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, the grasses grow taller than people and street after street is scarred by empty decaying houses, the lives that once played out inside their walls hardly imaginable now. St. Claude Avenue, the once moderately busy commercial thoroughfare, looks like the main street of a railroad […]

August 28, 2011