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The Name Obamacare

Universal health care in the U.S. was proposed in a letter by Republican President Teddy Roosevelt in 1907. It was central to his campaign when

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Louisiana fails women

In a recent report released by the Center for American Progress titled “The State of Women in America,” Louis­iana was given an “F” and ranked

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Shame on Gov. Jindal
At my school in Kolkata, far far away from the American Civil Rights Move­ment and the red hills of Georgia, “I Have a Dream” was an elocution favorite. Tutored by ...
Rep. Cassidy is wrong on health care
Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has attacked the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” as too big, too costly, and too complicated. In the real world, healthcare economics is ...
A wrong prescription: Dr. Bill Cassidy and healthcare policy
Dr. Bill Cassidy’s argument to vote for him in the 2014 US Senate race is basically: “Trust me, I’m a doctor.” For all I know, ...
America’s growing caregiving crisis
In response to August 18 Article: America’s growing caregiving crisis, one in four Louisianans care for a child or adult with disabilities or an older adult in their home. It ...
Damage to our wetlands
I was happy to hear about the coastal-damage lawsuit brought against the major oil companies by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East. This effort out of New ...
Southern Justice Prevails Again
The rights of young Black men to walk the streets, to live in a safe environment and exercise the privileges of American citizenry has been repealed. It’s not only a ...
Love, Loss and Life: NOLA for Life’s plea to end the cycle of violence
On Sunday June 7, I sat with a group of mothers who understand all too well the devastating impact of violence in our community. Each mother has lost at least ...
The State’s budget
Recently, I signed HB 1, Louisiana’s budget bill for the next fiscal year. Despite reports to the contrary, the final budget that was signed into law does not include any ...

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