Archive: The End of New Orleans

The End of New Orleans: Now It’s Duct Tape Man’s Turn (September 13, 2005)

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

The End of New Orleans: The End of Mike Brown (September 12, 2005)

Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out, Mike

The End of New Orleans: What Leadership Isn’t (September 9, 2005)

A lesson from the sunken city

The End of New Orleans: So Much for Mike Brown (September 9, 2005)

Na na na na, hey hey hey, go-oo-oo-d-bye…

The End of New Orleans: “Three Days” (September 9, 2005)

Just how bad is the toxic soup that has drowned New Orleans? From the Shifting Baselines blog: Three days. That’s as long as a pair of rubber boots last in New Orleans. The waters are so contaminated with hydrocarbons. This is the word from a friend of mine working with the Red Cross in Houston.

The End of New Orleans: And The Buck-Passing Begins (September 4, 2005)

Even as thousands remained to be evacuated from the sodden ruins of New Orleans, even as gun battles continued to rage in the streets, even as corpses rotted in untold numbers of houses and cars and out in plain view — even as all the weight of the disaster began to settle in around the […]

The End of New Orleans: “They Don’t Have a Clue” (September 2, 2005)

Mayor Nagin, on the response so far

The End of New Orleans: Diaspora Begins (September 1, 2005)

Update from the disaster area

The End of New Orleans: I Spoke Too Soon (August 31, 2005)

On Monday, when it became clear that Hurricane Katrina was going to jog to the east and avoid a direct hit on the city of New Orleans — which would have resulted in catastrophic flooding and, probably, the end of that city as we know it — I said that the worst case scenario had […]

The End of New Orleans? (August 28, 2005)