In 2008, minority voters did something that pundits had long ruled impossible. African-Americans voted at levels at—or above—Caucasians. They had a motivation, healing an ancient
By Tom Gogola http://thelensnola.org Seven companies from around the country want the multimillion-dollar job of overseeing the New Orleans Police Department’s implementation of a federal
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports District E City Council-man Jon Johnson, a New Orleans businessman and former state legislator, became the latest public official snarled by the U.S. Attorney’s ... AG Eric Holder says GOP made him a ‘proxy’ to attack Obama
(Special to the AP from The Washington Post) —Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized lawmakers Monday for voting to hold him in contempt of Congress late last month, ... Did Supreme Court get pat on back — while it kicked poor in shins?
By Steven P. Wallace Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES ( Special from New America Media) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 28 that validated the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was ... Advocates hail Supreme Court decision — worry at law’s shortcomings
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Initial reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s general upholding of the healthcare reform law late last month ranged from the American ... RESTORE Act offers Gulf Coast a shot at economic mobility after the oil spill
By Jeffrey Buchanan (Special from Oxfam America and Facing South) — Out of the tragedy of the 2010 BP oil disaster, we could soon see hope emerge. New legislation, the RESTORE ... Ordinance proposes changing how Orleans at-Large members are elected
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A spirited set of hearings kicked off Monday afternoon in the New Orleans City Council Chambers as Councilmembers Cynthia Hedge-Morrell (“D”) and Eric Granderson (at-large) introduced an ... Exodus of corporate support shines light on ALEC
By Mariana Atencio (Special to New America Media from Univision News) A swift exodus of corporate support from the little-known, but powerful American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has shined light on the ... City rails against mental-health care cuts; Jindal envoy said it’s not their doing
By Tom Gogola http://thelensnola.org New Orleans city officials are aggressively pushing back against a “devastating” proposed $15 million cut to inpatient mental health and substance abuse services now being offered at LSU ...
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