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August 28, 2017 - 10:23 am
Tuesday, August 29, is the 12th anniversary of the nightmare named “Katrina. With the threat of flooding in the New Orleans area still a real possibility, we have been fortunate enough to escape serious flooding, while a major city directly west of New Orleans is literally underwater. Houston has a...
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August 24, 2017 - 11:16 am
Being honest about your political views in 2017 comes with consequences. The controversy over NFL QB Colin Kaepernick’s protest of racial injustice by refusing to stand for the National Anthem is a reminder that freedom of speech is guaranteed, but there is no guarantee how speaking freely might...
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August 23, 2017 - 11:49 am
Prior to the election last year, I often talked about the reasons Donald Trump might win the election. So it is with a clear understanding of how and why Trump became president that I say last night’s speech in Phoenix was the most vindictive and angry speech I have ever heard a president deliver...
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August 22, 2017 - 11:18 am
Last night, protesting injustice in America grew last night when a group of players from the Cleveland Browns knelt during the National Anthem before their game. Adding to the impact of the protest, a group of players stood around the kneeling players to show their support; and that group included...
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August 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
The anti-white supremacists march from Congo Square to Jackson Square on what was an extremely hot Saturday afternoon was peaceful, but that was not the characteristic I found extraordinary. From the speeches to the complexion of the crowd that came to denounce white supremacists, the march and...
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August 18, 2017 - 11:09 am
Scoot: Will New Orleans protests remain peaceful? Two protests are scheduled for Saturday in New Orleans. The motives behind each protest are different, but both protests will be fueled by great emotion and passion. So, what does this mean for the city of New Orleans and those who will gather to...
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August 16, 2017 - 2:22 pm
The overt defense of the alt-right and white supremacists is sickening, and the fact that the cheerleader is the President of the United States makes the controversy even worse. Even considering his erratic pattern on many issues, I was shocked when President Trump gave a strong gesture of defense...
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August 14, 2017 - 10:39 am
Scoot: Why Trump failed to call out “white supremacists” Why did President Trump fail to specifically name white supremacist groups and the alt-right in his condemnation of the violence in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend? The assumption of why he didn’t paints a chilling picture of the...
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August 11, 2017 - 10:46 am
There is already a very positive side to the reaction to last Saturday’s flooding and the revelations of incompetence within the Sewage & Water Board and the city of New Orleans. Have you noticed that the collective resolve to hold Mayor Landrieu, S&WB Executive Director Cedric Grant and...
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August 10, 2017 - 10:36 am
It is easier to get people excited during the peak of a high-profile debate than it is to keep them interested about the issue being debated. Our collective attention span is short and it takes an effort to remain engaged after the initial hype subsides. As a city, we have been awakened by the...
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