- Making News: Will Bush's Response to Katrina Continue to Hurt Poll Numbers? Stating the water is safe to drink on the West side and that sewers, trash removal and hospitals are operational, Mayor Ray Nagin says some residents of New Orleans will be able to return to the city on Monday. Meantime, President Bush will address the nation from New Orleans tonight to explain his vision for reconstruction. Andrew Kohut of the nonpartisan Pew Research Center says Bush's lackluster response to Katrina lost him significant voter support.
- Reporter's Notebook: Louisiana Political Landscape May Be Altered by Katrina
One lasting impact of Hurricane Katrina could be a significant population shift in the American South. How many evacuees will stay away from New Orleans? How many will come home? Of those who decide to leave, where will they settle down? Those are questions that will be important to the future of politics in Louisiana, and perhaps in Texas as well, says Elliott Stonecipher a political analyst in Shreveport, Louisiana.
President Bush takes responsibility for Katrina response
Pew survey on economic pessimism, Bush tenure
CBS News Poll on inadequate response to Katrina
US Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee John Roberts
Senate Judiciary Committee (September 12) hearings on John Roberts
Senate Judiciary Committee (September 15) hearings on John Roberts
Lithwick's article on how Roberts is defeating the Senate
Former FEMA director blames Louisiana for sluggish federal response, NY Times on