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Letter to the Editor: Meter Hike Will Have Local Biz Working for Dimes


The City recently announced plans to raise rates and increase hours for parking meters in the Quarter. Business owner, William Kahn thinks the change is going to hurt local business and push more consumers to chains and big box store. In the following letter to NoDef, Kahn lays out his case against the hike.


John White Rips Grey Lady


Commissioner John White is transplanted from the New York City school system to Louisiana. However, there is no love lost between the State Superintendent of Schools and the paper of record in his old town. On Sunday (8.23), White released an open letter tearing into one of the Old Grey Lady’s op-eds.


Mailbag: "Stories That Do Not Belong to You," A Response to Beller's NY'er Piece


Tulane prof Dr. Thomas Beller recently published "Don't Call It Katrina," an essay about the Federal Flood and Katrina in The New Yorker magazine. the essay was received with critical kudos and social media buzz. However, reader Robin McDowell was not impressed. Below she offers a rebuttal arguing that Beller's article continues a dangerous practice of subjugating minorities.


Opinion: Afro"man"


Violence against women is at the forefront of the news in 2015, but the problems persist. Last week, hip-hop artist Afroman was arrested after assaulting a woman onstage. Author, attorney, and advocate Arita Bohannan weighs in on the attack.


Mailbag: #ShopLocal in Lakeview


Tis' the season where many Americans flock to big box stores, but there are other options here in the Crescent City. Readers Jennifer and Will Samuels write to NoDef to talk about the importance of shopping local in Lakeview and offer up some options. As the owners of PizzaNOLA, the cause is close to their  heart.


Op-Ed: The Runoff Runs Out

The Low Turnout Diet And Its Discontents



Have you voted yet? Did you show up for early voting with a smile on your face, eager to perform your civic duty? Of course not. 


Opinion: No Justice, No Peace: Violence and New Orleans' Criminal Justice System


By Kezia Kamenetz

Just this summer, New Orleans has suffered from numerous heinous acts of violence – including a shower of bullets released on innocent Bourbon Street revelers and the drive-by shooting of children as young as two in the Lower Ninth Ward. Every time someone is killed in the streets of this city I find myself questioning how I can live here. How can I love a place where such violence takes place regularly? How can I invest in a city where a majority of citizens justifiably live in fear for their children? What kind of future does a place where babies are shot have?


Cliff Year Budget Chicanery

Marigny Musings



     The doomsayer pundits and politicos in Louisiana are warning us that we are headed for the great economic abyss in our beloved pelican state, since the upcoming state budget will have to be slashed by $1.6 Billion (yep boys and girls, that’s B for Billion!) for the upcoming fiscal year.


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