Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Best Katrina Blogging (so far)


I will update this post daily and keep it on top (or close to it) for the next few days.

Of course, millions of bloggers are covering Katrina. I decided not to - there is nothing I can add to the cacophony of voices that would be new, original, or even useful. Instead, I have gathered links, all in one place, of the best blogging about Katrina out there. Some focus on the science, others on science policy, on medical aspects, on political dimensions, or even bigger questions about the role of government. Most of these posts also have excellent discussions in the comments. They also link to relevant media articles, photos and videos, to sites where one can donate money, adopt a refugee or get official information. They also link to other bloggers so your reading choices are infinite, but these may be the best starting points for your searches:

Chris Mooney on The Intersection:
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...and on ScienceGate:
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Stefan Rahmstorf, Michael Mann, Rasmus Benestad, Gavin Schmidt, and William Connolley on RealClimate:
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David Appell on Quark Soup:
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Brian Leiter on Leiter Reports:
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Kevin Drum on Political Animal:
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Publius on Legal Fiction:
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Eric Martin on Total Information Awareness:
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Sen. John Edwards on TPM Cafe (as well as in an e-mail to his supporters):
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(There's tons more on the TPM Cafe)
Lindsay Berenstein on Majikthise:
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PZ Myers on Pharyngula:
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Michael Berube:
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R.Pielke Jr. on Prometheus:
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Eric Gordy on East Ethnia:
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Shakespeare's Sister and guest-bloggers on Shakespeare's Sister:
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Orac on Respectful Insolence (medical):
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Kim McAllister on Emergiblog (medical):
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Ed Cone on EdCone.com:
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Pam Spaulding and Radical Russ on Pam's House Blend:
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The Cunning Realist:
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Angry Bear:
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Economist's View:
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Digby on Hullabaloo:
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Two Glasses:
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Rob Salkowitz at Emphasis Added:
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August J.Pollak:
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Dr.C:
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Dr.B at Bitch, PhD:
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Revere of Effect Measure (public health):
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Lance Mannion:
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Stranger Fruit:
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Mike the Mad Biologist (public health/medicine):
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Chris Clarke at Creek Running North:
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Chris at Mixing Memory (on media):
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Crooked Timber:
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CNTodd on Freiheit und Wissen:
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John McKay on Archy:
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Russ Williams (Director of the NCZoo) on Russlings (the damage to zoos):
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Update 9/3/05:

Shakespeare's Sister:
Let Them Go
Fatal Flaw
Let Them Eat Cake
Fuzzy Pictures of What Went Wrong
Read-Ems: Accountability Now, You Bastards
Citizen Flotilla of Rescuers Turned Away by FEMA
Hero
Driftglass:
As Operation Drown the Negroes falters
I shot an Oliphant in my pajamas
Why did tweaking the Ted Stevens Airport matter more than protecting this American City from ruin
The Green Knight:
Heartwarming, Isn't It
Hitch
Looting
You Have GOT to Be Kidding
Blaming Americans First
Benefits Coming Up
It's About Oil
What August Said
What Jack Cafferty Said
Voices from Katrina's Wake
Brooks
Anderson Cooper Rips Landreiu a New One
Lake George
Only Answer
Let 'Em Eat Cake
The Mayor of New Orleans Speaks
Mission Accomplished
More Wingnuttery
Go CNN
Tony Zumbado
What Newt Gingrich Said
Questions of the Day
What Joe Scarborough Said
Holy Crap
Mean People Suck
Red Cross Banned from New Orleans
Pharyngula:
Republican failure, Republican blame
The Questionable Authority:
Science, misuse of science, Katrina, and responsibility
Pam's House Blend:
Red Cross not allowed into NO
Race and class matter
Donald Rumsfeld going to MS, LA
Teen hero drives survivors to TX - could face charges
The Intersection:
More Pielke Nonsense
As Heard in Brazil
The Viscount LaCarte:
Why Didn't They Just Take A Golf Vacation
Lance Mannion:
It's not political; it's moral
Mahablog:
What Now
Do Some Good
Whoa
Tipping
Accountability
Dharma Bums:
Bush Goes for the Photo-Op
Upon Further Review:
America needs a Leader
Liberty Street:
Them That's Got Shall Get; Them That's Not Shall Lose
Political Animal:
TARGETS AND TIMELINES
THOSE DUDES GOT THE MESSAGE
CRONYISM
Blue Girl in a Red State:
I Have A Dream
Just Tryin' To Find The Silver Linings
Body And Soul:
Two Americas
The Rude Pundit:
Washed Away
The Hurricane Exit Strategy
The Empty Vessel as President
Totally Black in New Orleans
Leiter Reports:
The Right is not Coping with Bush's Failure on the Hurricane Disaster...and Why Now is the Perfect Time to Assign Blame and Responsibility
An Insider's Report on the Evacuation of New Orleans
Echidne of the Snakes:
Read This
Why Is Red Cross Not in New Orleans
The Unrescue Effort
Archy:
Fox News vs. reality
Crooked Timber:
Katrina and Higher Ed
Horses
Red Cross not Allowed into New Orleans
This is all the perspective you need
Pandagon:
Too bad those buses don't stop in Crawford
More unmakeable-up shit
Big Government, Small Government
Prayer! Stat!
A New American Hero
I Just Want To Die Young, Pretty And Judeo-Christian
This Goddamn Press Conference
Move, We've Got Football
Texas Readers: Here's how to help
Even more unmakeable-up shit
Dear racist fucks who complained about looting
It's Not Hatred...It's Just Total Callousness
Don't Need No Satisfaction
Science And Politics:
Kanye West
Castro and the Hurricanes
How the Free Market Killed New Orleans
Respectful Insolence:
One bright spot in the hurricane
Michael Berube Online:
Lift every voice and scream
Legal Fiction:
WHY RACE MATTERS
TWO AMERICAS
BROOKS ON NEWSHOUR
Whiskey Bar:
When the Levee Breaks
The More Things Change
Round Up the Usual Suspects
Where There's a Will
Drunken Lagomorph:
This is getting even more out of control
Rhosgobel: Radagast's home:
A national disgrace
A historical comparison
More outrage in the aftermath of Katrina
War and Peace (lots of posts!):
ZDF News reported that the president's visit was a completely staged event
Siris:
Emergency Ethics
For The Record:
Crescent City, RIP
The end of conservatism as we know it
Clean, dry well-dressed white people first

Needlenose has too many posts to link them all here!

Future Daddy (a former NOLA cop):
Truth About New Orleans

Update 9/4/2005:

Living the Scientific Life:
Disaster Relief for Animals
Pharyngula:
The godless are NOT celebrating
The Intersection:
My Mom in the Post
Book Recommendation
Leiter Reports:
Responding to Hurricanes: Cuba vs. the United States
More on the Man-Made Disaster
Viewfinder Blues (TV cameraman who has reported on many hurricanes in the field):
Top Ten Ways to Improve Hurricane Remotes
Bovine Castaways
Covering Katrina
Misery Through A Tube
Idol Auditions Cancelled
NBC Photog Speaks Out
James Wolcott:
Catastrophe Times Two
New Orleans Died for Bush's Sins
New Orleans Died for Bush's Sins II
New Orleans Died for Bush's Sins III
New Orleans Died for Bush's Sins IV
Quark Soup:
Katrina and the Aftermath
National Geographic
Sea Level Rise and Future New Orleans
Science And Politics:
Ghost Town
Snort a Sprocket:
Sometimes such language is warranted
Billy The Blogging Poet:
I Heard It On NPR Today
How To Remember New Orleans
From Amid The Ruin
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Anonymoses:
Katrina & The Shock and Awe of Global Warming
Chavez & France offer assistance as Flyover Presidency runs out of gas
OVERKILL: Military to take on American Insurgents
Iddybud:
For Too Many Years
Where Was the Planning and Coordination
After Katrina, Worldwide Energy Crisis Possible
Labor Day - A Commitment to
End Poverty

The Pryhills:
Hurricane Katrina
Noah's Wish
Family taking care of Family
Made for this (medical)
No longer the City That Care Forgot
How you can help locally
2sides2Ron:
The Shame of Katrina
The Killing of New Orleans
Waiting in the Dark
Slowly She Turned:
Hurricane Katrina - thoughts from Jim Dollar
The Education Wonks:
Visiting Teachers Trapped In The Big Easy
Hurricane Relief: Wisdom Out Of The Mouths Of Babes
Blogging For The Relief Of Hurricane Katrina's Victims
Hurricane Katrina: Schools Step-Up To Enroll Refugees
Hurricane Katrina Relief: Setting The Example In Texas
Hurricane Katrina: A Teacher Fears For Her Students
Hurricane Katrina Relief: Californians Lend A Helping Hand
Hurricane Katrina Relief: Friendly Competition In Arizona
Chaos In New Orleans: A Student Teacher's Ordeal
Hurricane Katrina: Don't Forget The Mississippians
Hurricane Katrina: Bureaucratic Bungling Continues
Hurricane Katrina: Some Good News
Thoughts from Kansas:
Making sacrifices
What's next
Oh my
Music to remember New Orleans by, part 1
Point-Counterpoint
Oh, my
supervision failures
How the rest of the world sees it
This is not America
Priorities
A helpful comparison
Music to Remember New Orleans By, part 2
Hastert
Nicely put
Contrary Brin:
Louisiana suffers for W's elective surgery
Seeking Distraction From Disaster in Abstraction: The roots of empathy
A pause for ruminations on Prediction
How Horizon theory ties into present tragedies
Lenin's Tomb:
The politics of weather
The politics of weather redux
The politics of weather 3: the shyness of experts
Natural disasters and free market fundamentalism
Letter from Louisiana
Katrina, Katif and Katyusha: are they by any chance related
With this much blood in the water, what else would you expect to start circling (mercenaries in NO)
The Only Reason They Haven't Looted The Wal-Mart Is Because That's Where The Police Sleep
Everything has gone according to plan
Recipe for Lawlessness, Cajun-Style
Idea Consultants:
Houston Astrodome Concert and Job Incubator
Preventing Further Katrinae
Anmal Crackers:
PeTA Exploits Hurricane Katrina
Talking Points Memo:
Here's a question, and not a rhetorical one
Then there's this
Operation Blessing
Annals of egregious
Here are some things to consider
Disaster sociology according to Bill O'Reilly
circling of the wagons around President Bush
common global explanation of what happened last week
Michael Brown
Chertoff
Now at least we have the storyline
It's almost awe-inspiring to see the level of energy and coordination the Bush White House can bring to bear in a genuine crisis. Not hurricane Katrina, of course, but the political crisis they now find rising around them
Lesson learned
For all the horror
Pandagon:
Americans fleeing to.... America
Just when you thought New Orleans couldn't get more hellish
Your Link Roundup Of The Day
Anne Rice sings the praises of New Orleans
Libertarian self-fulfilling prophecies
Klan sees the K in Katrina, think she's one of their own
Majikthise:
Ledeen: NOLA was a death cult anyway
Poseur in Chief
Is That Legal?
You Can't Cross-Examine A Hurricane (Eric used to work for Chertoff)
The Department of Homeland Security Was Preparing for "Two Catastrophes" in New Orleans
The Sideshow:
Conservative compassionism
Political map
Media media
Administrative failure
Waking up to nightmares
Observers of Hell
The lost city
Balkinization:
Disaster Relief and the Constitution: A History of Strict Construction
Hooray for Principled Conservatives
Clueless
Legal Fiction:
KATRINA AND POST-RACISM
Obsidian Wings:
Human Filth Speaks
Post Without A Name
Cause And Effect
Whiskey Bar:
The Potemkin President
The Power of Spin
Shakespeare's Sister:
Everything That Came After Was Because of Race
Pam's House Blend:
Bush team scared: meeting with black leaders over Katrina
You must watch Meet the Press
Bill Frist parachutes in to save the day
Kanye West: George Bush doesn't care about black people!
Another unhinged AmTaliban on the 'cleansing' of New Orleans
Freepers sh*t on Aaron Broussard
Bush owns this one, lock, stock and barrel
There was never a plan for the poor, sick and elderly in New Orleans
New Orleans: copter crashes, cops commit suicide, shootings
FEMA head 'Brownie': he couldn't have come highly recommended
Slaktivist:
The poor are left behind
Blog On The Run:
The professionals
Did it have to be this bad
It's a bit unseemly to talk about cutting off aid to these people while the hurricane is still roaring through Mississippi. But let's give it a try
Yeah, I'm cynical
The socioeconomics of disaster
Chronicle of a disaster foretold
Word from Louisiana

Update 9/5/05:

Nothing New Under The Sun:
Two Storms Breaking
It comes down to physics and chaos theory
in this brave new world of Holy Capitalism the only crimes are against property
How the mighty have fallen
Stockwell Syndrome
Portrait of a looter
NOLA a city besieged: Ethnic Cleansing is the term
Whited Sepulchres
I've told you guys to read de Tocqueville
Hoofbeats to the South: We Are All Southerners Now
Words of Hope
Pharyngula:
Quote Of The Day
In which Steve Sailer makes me ill (not that that is anything new)
Loose lips sink presidencies
Making Light:
Katrina: Not your usual weather disaster story
Katrina
Apocalypse deferred; likely damage merely incredible
Then again
Images
Katrina info
Yahoo News photos
Gulf Coast status report
Why everyone didn't leave
Another check-in site
Emergency preparedness redux
So that's where the spike in traffic was coming from
Another term for it would be lying sack of shit
Just a thought
Tryin' to find out what I didn't know
Did you think we were just making it up
Wheel, Re-invention of
The otters return, and they're on fire
Welcome to your dystopian future
Notes from the former city (#5,271,009)
God Be Praised, The System Works
Survival
Discover America! It's 2700 smiles wide
Curious
In This Hour
An Open Letter to the President
Looking ahead
Mission accomplished
Not An Imaginary Story
Michael Berube Online:
Chertoff: Feds Surprised by Perfect Storm
Thank you, Heathers
Bush: Major Rescue Operations are Over
Pam's House Blend:
Rove rolls up his shirtsleeves to clean up Chimpy's political mess
Three Duke students: 'disgraceful' scene in New Orleans (an amazing story!)
Oops. Skeletor Chertoff and Brownie were briefed on severity of Katrina
Red Cross not allowed in New Orleans
Bush was there
NEVER FORGET
Blender applies for work in Turdblossom's office
Katrina exposes same-sex couples' second-class status
Barbara Bush: she cannot get lower than this
Shakespeare's Sister:
Spinning Out of Control
Quote of the Day
Who’s the Man
Pattern of Depraved Indifference
Inspiratitudinal
Random Stuff (includes the list of FEMA obstructionism)
Respectful Insolence:
One bright spot in the hurricane
More Katrina idiocy
An interesting contrast between hurricane experiences
The Invisible Library:
Fallout
Moral Theology Vs. Hurricane Katrina
Disaster: We Prefer to Think Of It As Radical City Planning
Priorities Worth Impeaching For
Acronym Required:
Levees - Our Blunder
Whatever:
New Orleans
Stupid, Stupid Poor
An Adversarial Media
Being Poor (Brilliant!)
Quick Followups
Majikthise:
Unconventional search and rescue tactics
Times Picayune's open letter to Bush
Live from Baton Rouge
Rescue ticket (stunning)
The Early Days of a Better Nation:
Katrina
Katrina Comments
And Doctor Biobrain's Response Is...:
The End Is Nigh
Conservative Incompetence
Sacrifice and Security
Save the Children
Sisyphus Shrugged:
Vera Smith, RIP
ok, this is just creepy
Lance Mannion:
Finally, they get serious...
For God's sake, shut up and send us somebody
Mark Kleiman:
Katrina and global warming
Defying Mother Nature
GWB, gasoline prices, and demagogy
Dan Froomkin asks some damned good questions
Of small government and big disasters
A non-foolish inconsistency
Foreign aid for Katrina's victims
Distinctions
The levee failure was predictable and predicted
GWB as Baghdad Bob
The operation was successful but the patient died
Thoughts toward an after-action report
Fake sympathy and fake relief efforts
President Potemkin
Paying the price of feckless local government
A tough row to hoe
The New Orleans Museum of Art
Slander on background
Disaster communications
Last best chance
River Access for Relief
Simple choices
Coulda guessed this one
Effect Measure (public health):
Priorities
Public health: no progress in four years
Katrina: out now
Pandagon:
But Condi, they aren't really wanting to meet Jesus quite yet
$2.15, a bag of Doritos, and some race-baiting hatred from Bill O'Reilly
Leiter Reports:
James Taranto: Can He Sink Any Lower - And other hurricane news...
MSNBC Anchor Reveals Telling Facts about the Hurricane and the Rescue Effort
Science And Politics:
Animals in the wake of Katrina
The Recent History of FEMA
Rescuing Horses from New Orleans
A progressive response to the New Orleans Disaster
Archy:
Is refugee derogatory
Firedoglake:
Rome Burns, Nero Fiddles
I'd Like to Publicly Admit I Was Wrong
My Mom Sent Me to Harvard Business School and All I Got Was This Nasty Coke Habit
Life Outside the Superdome
NOLA v. Iraq – Qui es Muy FUBAR
Lake George
The Skippy Challenge
While President Poses With Otherwise Useless Helicopter in Background
For the Love of Cheney
You Really Have to Work At Being That Ignorant
Oh They Owe Him Something, All Right
Met by Despair, Not Violence
Brownie, You're Doing a Heck of a Job
FEMA: The Swing State Project
Bush's FEMA Freaks
Rich Kids With Glass Jaws
More Useless Props for Guitarzan
It's Great to See FEMA Has Finally Gotten Its Act Together
21st Century Marie Antoinette


Update 9/6/05:

Legal Fiction:
A QUESTION FOR THE ORIGINALIST MASSES
Total Information Awareness:
Before Night Falls
Pandagon:
Satan's minions set loose on Townhall to defend his favorite son
When Civility Turns Into...More Civility
What The Fuck
Liberalism Is The Bad Godzilla, Conservatism Is The Good Godzilla
On The Ball
Turns out the thugs weren't so....thuggy
But why should Katrina have all the fun
Lance Mannion:
Chervokas, Nall, and Watson on three kinds of evil in George Bush's America
This is not hard: George Bush did not do his job
Leiter Reports
In Defense of "Bush Haters
America 2005: Deserted Children Roam the Streets Trying to Survive
Glorfindel of Gondolin:
New Orleans: Inevitable
Paperwights Fairshot:
Priorities
Dr.B's Blog:
Katrina
Looting: Watts and Detroit Revisited
The Next Hurrah:
The Aftermath
I Don't Know What to Say
Do People Realize How Bad This Is
The American Refugee Crisis
Louisiana's 9-11 Kiosks
What Do Katrina and Bird Flu Have In Common
Where are the Troops
Brief Medical Follow-Up
Let's Brainstorm The Problems...And Come Up With Some Solutions
It's All Giuliani's Fault
Is Dick Cheney setting Bush up to fail on Katrina
Bush's Debacle
FEMA Used to Help Bush Win Florida in 2004
Katrina's Economic Effects: Much Worse Than 9/11
Has The Media Really Awakened
You Don't Expect Anyone to Have a Plan for Collecting Bodies, Do You
Continuity of Government
A Shining Example for the Whole World – Eco New Orleans
Bitch, PhD:
New Orleans Blues
You're being played
Contrary Brin:
More on Horizons... the trick of satiability
More on Horizons... the roots of sympathy
The Destruction of BOTH Professionalism and Resilience
Mike The Mad Biologist:
The Perfect (Microbiological) Storm
The Levee Broke
Citizenship, Not Partisanship
A Bit More About Infrastructure
A Note on Spin
Health Crisis in New Orleans
And I Was Worried About Hospital Infections
Send in the Royal Canadian Marines
Not a Looter, a 'Righteous Gentile'
FEMA and Cipro
HHS Response to Gulf Coast Catastrophe
1 Dangerfield - 100 Bushes
But At Least Condi Bought Some Cool Kicks
Roberts and FEMA
Thanks, But No Thanks (for the Boats)
At Least Clinton...
The First Microbiological Crisis
An Answer to Kos' Question
The Destruction of the Can-Do Spirit
Is FEMA Planning for 40,000 Dead
More Science Infrastructure Follies
Why Did FEMA Cut Communications in LA
Tom Watson:
After-Action Analysis
Conservatism Fails
Trickster!:
Doing Our Level Worst
Doing Our Level Worst, Pt. 2
Hullabaloo:
Faith Based Disaster Relief
Barbourous Jerk
We Always Worried This Would Happen
Shakespeare's Sister:
Tuesday Morning
Having a Heart
Is it just me
No One Cared
Pam's House Blend:
Up to 40,000 bodies
Is this a joke: Bush to 'investigate' what went wrong
Help house a family from New Orleans
NOLA Official: E. Coli bacteria detected in floodwater
Help from our friends to the North
No t*tty show, no rescue for you
Blanco: Superdome to be demolished
The Intersection:
Big Easy, Hard Truths

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