Last night, Brock Lesnar came out on the winning end of one of the most shocking results in pro wrestling history.The University of Minnesota amateur wrestling legend and onetime Vikings hopeful ended the Undertaker's vaunted 21 match Wrestlemania undefeated streak by pinning 'Taker 1-2-3, clean as ... More >>
The Metrodome, looking rough.Talk about getting kicked when you're down -- or maybe deflated: The Metrodome has been ranked as the worst stadium in the National Football League. And to make matters worse, the cheeseheads get to gloat, because Lambeau Field took top honors in the same survey ... More >>
Brett Favre's ankle bitesThose 40-year-old grandpa joints just ain't what they used to be. ESPN is reporting that the only way Brett Favre could return at QB for the Vikings in the 2010 season is if he has surgery on his left ankle -- the one that took a hammering during the Vikes' heartbrea ... More >>
The Vikings and the Saints are well-matched in talent, and empathy.
Now-handicapped UWF title holder says he had the time of his life
The NCAA stuffing Minneapolis' attempt to host a Final Four, the NCAA humiliated the city by shouting 'NOT IN YOUR HOUSE!' right in its face.
In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster
The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees
From today's Los Angeles Times: "OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I just ate an MRE [military rations] and crapped in the hallway of the Superdome along with 30,000 other close friends so I understand her concern about busy restaurants." --Text message sent two days after Hurricane Katrina by Marty Bahamonde wh ... More >>
Beyond soundbites: detailed first-hand accounts from people trapped in the city after Katrina--what they did, what they saw, how they stayed alive.
Derrick Tabb, 31, stole five vehicles on the Wednesday morning after the hurricane, and transported dozens of elderly evacuees from flooded neighborhoods to the Convention Center. When it looked like no buses were coming, he coaxed reluctant family members into his stolen van and drove them to Houst ... More >>
"The people at the Convention Center were left high and fucking dry": a Blotter/CP web exclusive Dumas Carter, 30, is an eight-year veteran New Orleans police officer who wound up being one of just six NOPD cops on duty at the Convention Center complex after Katrina struck. A couple of days ago his ... More >>
A Marxist historian and New Orleans native talks about how disasters foster solidarity
It's not about FEMA--it's about the president and the black hole of "Homeland Security"
NOLA elites' rebuilding plan is underclass-free It's a truism, of course, that one can never say the right thing at a funeral. But you'd think that someone might have advised New Orleans' top-drawer families not to be quite so chipper--or honest--when explaining to reporters their desire to make su ... More >>
"Why didn't they leave?" That question was asked over and over in the days after Katrina. Barely concealed in the questions--sometimes not concealed at all--is the suggestion that the hurricane's victims are to blame for their plight. But of course, there are thousands of explanations for why people ... More >>
This is the perhaps the most emailed of the numerous New Orleans survivor stories making the rounds. It's already been posted at Counterpunch, Daily Kos, Steve Gilliard's news blog, and many others. But it deserves to be reproduced as widely as possible, so we'll archive a copy here too. Counterpunc ... More >>
A week after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, we've heard from politicians, pundits, survivors, aid workers, and editorialists. Here are just a few of the notable comments coming out of the tragedy... "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." -- Re ... More >>
The first disaster was the hurricane. The second was the federal government's response.
"They don't have a clue what's going on down there," Mayor Ray Nagin told WWL-AM Thursday night. "They flew down here one time two days after the doggone event was over with TV cameras, AP reporters, all kind of goddamn--excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed." --AP, Allen G. Breed ... More >>
1) Aside from the 30-40,000 who gathered at the Superdome, how many survivors are left in New Orleans now, and how will they be gotten out before disease or dehydration overtake them? 2) Where and how will refugees be settled after the immediate evacuation crisis of the first week or so? Authoritie ... More >>
Hurricane Katrina reached land about an hour and a half ago near Empire, Louisiana, 55 miles southeast of New Orleans. The storm is moving north at 15 miles an hour and, while New Orleans will take a hit, coastal Mississippi is expected to bear the brunt of the storm. The latest news from CNN is tha ... More >>