May 16, 2014 -
This week North Carolina-based Chiquita Brands announced it was leaving its unionized operations in Gulfport, Mississippi for New Orleans, lured by millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded incentives.
April 8, 2014 -
After a flood protection authority in Southeast Louisiana filed a lawsuit against almost 100 oil and gas companies seeking to recoup billions of dollars for damages they've caused to the coast, the industry's friends in state government have scrambled to make the lawsuit retroactively illegal.
April 4, 2014 -
This week the U.S. Supreme Court struck down limits on the total amount an individual can contribute in an election cycle. The decision spurred nationwide protests against what critics blasted as a further move toward government by and for the super-rich.
March 13, 2014 -
This week Glenn Ford, a black man wrongfully convicted of murder by an all-white jury in Louisiana, was freed after spending 30 years on death row at the state's notorious Angola penitentiary. What did he endure in a place where a federal judge has ruled conditions amount to "cruel and unusual punishment"?
March 10, 2014 -
Record-breaking domestic oil production is likely to swamp any effort to inject climate concerns into 2014 mid-term elections -- and could even cost Democrats the Senate.
March 5, 2014 -
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states and local governments with a history of discrimination no longer needed to submit new voting laws for federal approval. Now, voting rights advocates are trying to put them back under oversight using the courts and Congress.
February 19, 2014 -
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, best known as the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina following the 2005 hurricane, is now leading a coalition of environmental groups working to force Louisiana's oil and gas industry to take responsibility for its ecological destruction.