La. budget woes could pit SUNO against Hollywood South

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer In 2015, Louisiana faces a looming $1 billion deficit. With a budgetary situation this bad, fiscal reform advocates wonder if

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The content of Steve Scalise’s character
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist There they go again! Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official’s actions and words remind us – just ...
Top 10 Louisiana political stories of 2014
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer 1. Mitch Landrieu won reelection as Mayor, but African-Americans reclaimed significant offices in Orleans, from judgeships to council seats. Even the legendary Jackie Clarkson could not maintain ...
Why Democrats shouldn’t dump the South
By Chris Kromm Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – The Democratic Party’s dismal showing in the 2014 elections caused progressives and the party faithful to look for answers, or at least ...
LSU law professor/attorney seeks La. Secretary of State post
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Former Louisiana Secretary of State Jim Brown observed that he entered the office with $500,000 of campaign debt—which he only paid off eight years later upon running ...
Congressman G.K. Butterfield elected new Black Caucus chair
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) – The members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently voted a former North ...
Sen. Landrieu fights for a fourth term on December 6
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer President Obama’s Executive Order to defer action, and effectively legalize the status of millions of illegal immigrants, brought a swift and opposing res­ponse from incumbent Democratic Senator ...
Landrieu’s loss on Keystone raises re-election difficulty with white voters
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A bit of chicanery occurred in the U.S. Senate when it began the debate on the Keystone XL Pipelines last Tuesday, when incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
24th JDC candidate runs on experience
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Thomas Anzelmo has a surname well-known to Jefferson Parish voters. In fact, the 24th JDC candidate in the December 6, 2014 runoff believes that his ...

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