Search
| Clear, 58 F (14 C)
| RSS | |

SECTIONS:

 

Arts · Politics · Crime
· Sports · Food ·
· Opinion · NOLA ·
Lagniappe

 
THE

Defender Picks

 

Promotin’ the General Welfare

Rebirth of a Notion



On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, competing protesters met on the streets of Charlottesville, VA, to make their respective cases for and against a more inclusive America. Call it America homogenous v. America heterogeneous. 

 


Promotin’ the General Welfare

For Whom Is America Really?



Since Donald Trump began his run for President, he signaled clearly that he was willing to target minorities of all kinds, immigrants from all parts of the world, and, in particular, sanctuary cities.  


The Shooting of Steve Scalise: Gun Control, Partisanship, and the State of Affairs


Louisiana representative Steve Scalise, along with two other Republican Washington cohorts, was shot Wednesday morning near the nation’s capitol, in Alexandria, Virginia during practice for the annual Republican-Democrat baseball game. Although reported to be in stable condition and good spirits after the shooting, he is now in critical-but-improving condition, having undergone three surgeries in as many days. The shooting suspect is the only one involved in the shooting to have died from his injuries so far, although others are in critical condition.


Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise Shot in Virginia Shooting


Update 6.16, 2:30PM

Louisiana representative Steve Scalise, along with two other Republican Washington cohorts, was shot this morning near the nation’s capitol, in Alexandria, Virginia. Current reports state that Scalise is in critical condition. 

 


Brock Long Backed by Senate for FEMA Position


Almost two weeks into what is predicted to be an “explosive" hurricane season, the Trump administration has yet to install a leader for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). On Monday (6.12), it was reported that a Senate panel confirmed the nomination of Brock Long to head up the agency. 


Petrificus Totalus, Donald Trump

Witches Cast Spell to Bind the President



According to a magic spell gaining momentum across the U.S., the text at the end of this article serves as an incantation aid to bind the current U.S. President. New Orleans, along with multiple cities across American joined together in a mass binding spell this past Tuesday (May 23rd) in an effort to figuratively tie the hands of President Donald Trump.


Mayor Mitch Landrieu Says Trump’s Budget Plan Will Be ‘Devastating’ to New Orleans


President Donald Trump’s proposed $1.1 trillion budget outline has been met with mixed results across the nation. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a statement today denouncing Trump’s plan, stating that the proposal “sets the wrong priorities for American Cities and Metropolitan areas and will not keep President Trump’s promise to make America stronger and more secure.” 


Cards on the Table

Louisiana's Leader Give Trump Their Chips



The 24-hour news cycle is quickly turning into a rinse cycle. After Donald Trump ascended the mantle of presumptive Republican nominee, some in the party raced to embrace him. However, other elephants want to wash their hands clean of a candidate with a history of offense, including  misogyny and xenophobia. How does Louisiana stand on The Donald? Click on through.


Jindal Logic


Bobby Jindal has not been relevant to the national political scene for years, but that did not stop the former Louisiana governor from launching a quixotic bid for the Republican nomination. Apparently, the politico formerly known as Candidate J finally got the memo. In a Friday (5.06) interview with CNN, he stated that he would not be attending the GOP convention in Cleveland.


David Duke Salutes the Donald


Perhaps, Hillary Clinton should consider borrowing Edwin Edwards’ legendary “Vote for the Crook. It’s Important” slogan. EWE’s old nemesis, David Duke, has been buddying up to Clinton’s presumed opponent Donald Trump lately. On Wednesday (5.04), Duke used his radio show to shower Trump with praise as well as rattle off several anti-semitic conspiracy theories.


Syndicate content
Erin Rose
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
Advertise With Us Here
view counter
Mardi Gras Zone
view counter


Contributors

Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

Photographers


Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor


Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

Published Daily