What Would a National Emergency Over Gun Violence Look Like?
David Hogg suggested Donald Trump declare a state of emergency over gun violence. There's Katrina-era precedent for confiscating guns during emergencies.
How a Hurricane Led New Orleans to Change Its Approach to Criminal Justice
Hurricane Katrina forced policymakers in the city and state to fix not only some of the worst circumstances of incarceration, but also to prevent people from being held in dangerous conditions altogether.
How Will Hurricane Michael Affect Oil Operations in the Gulf?
Though this hurricane will likely only hit the oil industry with a glancing blow, the industry won't always be able to weather the storm.
What Hurricane Katrina Exposed About New Orleans in 2005—and What's Changed Since
Last year, 2016, was the first year since Hurricane Katrina that more people left New Orleans than moved in domestically—that has a lot to do with the dismal job market that continues to repel young professionals.
How Can We Improve Our Policy on Natural Disasters?
In his new book, Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era, Jacob Remes argues that solutions start with the locals.
Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina, Is New Orleans Undergoing a Revival?
The New Orleans economy, in large part thanks to record tourism, is outperforming that of many other areas.
The Devastating Effect Hurricane Katrina Had on Education
Students are still trying to make up for lost time.
The Grass Floodwall: Gustav Highlights Need for Wetlands
Mother Nature needs to be allowed to protect New Orleans from ... Mother Nature.