I've wasted weeks of free publicity from Jane while traveling and preparing posts devoted to New Orleans, and the crucially urgent issue of rebuilding. Click the photo to read a report from the Institute for Southern Studies: "The Mardi Gras Index: The State of New Orleans by Numbers Six Months After Hurricane Katrina." If I still have any readers out there, please take a minute and tell me what you think. Outside of blogs, MPR, Gambit, and CNN, the report hasn't gotten much coverage.
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