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Mitch Landrieu

Defending Robert E. Lee

Barry D. Wood | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Barry D. Wood

Led by its white mayor Mitch Landrieu, the city council of New Orleans on December 17th voted with a 6-1 majority to remove four statues honoring the ...

Ramping Up the Problem Solving Capacity of Cities

James Anderson | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact
James Anderson

The more than 400 mayors descended upon Paris' Hôtel de Ville to send a strong message during this month's climate talks: Cities have emerged as major drivers of innovation and action in global efforts to confront climate change.

17 People Injured In Shootout At New Orleans Playground

AP/HuffPost | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.23.2015 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Hundreds of people were gathered at a New Orleans playground for a music video shoot when two groups in the crowd opened fire on e...

Can This Unconventional Crime Prevention System Work?

Ryan Duffy | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Ryan Duffy

We first heard of Sidney Torres and the French Quarter Task Force when he started to get some press early this summer. We were drawn to it for the same reasons a lot of people were probably writing about it: it sounded completely insane. A rich trash mogul in New Orleans is playing Bruce Wayne, running a private crime-fighting detail in the streets of the French Quarter? Really??

New Orleans Mayor Avoids House Arrest In Battle Over Firefighter Pay

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A last-minute action by the Louisiana Supreme Court saved New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu from being p...

New Orleans Mayor Prepared To Spend Rest Of Term In House Arrest Over Firefighters' Pay

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

If it comes to it, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) is prepared to govern the next two years while under house arrest. On Friday, Civil District ...

Do Feel-Good Slogans like 'Resilient New Orleans' and 'Boston Strong' Mask Income Inequality?

Phillip Martin | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Phillip Martin

Bostonians in the aftermath of the Marathon bombing like to remind themselves that Boston is strong. A similar sentiment was echoed hundreds of miles to the south in New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Its slogan is "Resilient New Orleans".

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Mayor Mitch Landrieu Talk Violence in America

Aspen Institute | Posted 07.03.2015 | Crime
Aspen Institute

Is violence a function of our culture? During a recent 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival session, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) and Senior Editor and National Correspondent for The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates explored this complex and provocative question.

Mandina's With Moon Landrieu

Don McNay | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Don McNay

Mandina's on Canal Street in New Orleans seems like a throwback to my past. It reminds me of Pompilios in Newport, Kentucky, where my family dined on a regular basis in my youth. As Yogi Berra would say, it's déjà vu all over again.

GiveNOLA Day Rallies New Orleans Community

Geoff Livingston | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu appeared at a press conference hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to officially proclaim May 5, 2015 GiveNOLA day.

Louisiana and New Orleans: Goodbye to the Good Old Boys?

Don McNay | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Don McNay

Even if they weren't crooked, Louisiana seemed to pick leaders for reasons other than their executive ability. Jimmy Davis served two terms as governor on the strength of his hit song, "You Are My Sunshine."

Mayor's Popularity Gets Tested In Bid For Reelection

Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

By KEVIN McGILL, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Crime and punishment loomed large as issues in New Orleans' elections Saturday — a tes...

WATCH: Unlocking The Potential Of Small Business In America

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 7:00p-8:00p EST Showcasing the power of innovative public-private partnerships, Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson moderates a panel d...

The Big Apple, Biggest and Best in... Homelessness?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.

Public Support of the Arts at the State and Local Level

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

As we enter into budget season, let us applaud the great elected officials who invest in the power of the arts, and hope that our elected officials realize that they are not "giving" money to the arts, or even just "appropriating."

Son Of Big City Mayor Arrested For Alleged Drunk Driving

New Orleans Times-Picayune | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's 19-year-old son was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to Orleans Parish Sheriff's Off...

New Orleans Police Chief's Best May Not Be Good Enough

James Perry | Posted 01.09.2012 | Crime
James Perry

Something must be done, but we need more than just random action, we need real results. The long-term key to making New Orleans safe lies in addressing root causes of crime.

John Celock

Louisiana Governor Leading Opponents By 50 Points

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is on track to easily win a second term during Saturday's statewide elections, which have something of a one-party feel. ...

At Year's End, a Tale of Two Cities

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

We probably should have stayed in New Orleans. At the end of a brief Christmas holiday there, last week's blizzard was edging up the east coast and w...

Mr. French Goes to Washington: New Orleans Bandleader Speaks Out

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"This is a who you know town. If you know somebody you can do anything you want, but if you don't know anybody, you can forget about it. So you have t...

Sam Stein

Sharron Angle Spokesperson Denies She Wanted To Withhold Aid From Hurricane Katrina Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle is clarifying -- but not backing down from -- comments she made questioning the timing and compositio...

Creighton Bernette is Not Alone

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sandy Rosenthal

HBO's new series called 'Treme' is getting a mountain of press with much of the focus on the character Creighton Bernette played by mega-star John Goo...

BP Oil Spin Meets Katrina Shorthand

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

I attended the BP Protest in New Orleans last weekend because there is a distinct connect between the oil drilling debacle and the flood of New Orleans. At the center of both disasters are engineers and the lack of adequate legal federal oversight.

President, Governor and Mayor Speak Out, and NYT Weighs In on That Smell

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

State, federal and oil company contracted scientists conclude that the Gulf air is untainted: "Who are you going to believe, us or your lying noses?"

Carville CNN Post: New Orleans is "Storming Back"

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Political pundit and professor James Carville has posted an editorial on CNN.com titled, "New Orleans is Storming Back." Carville lists what he sees...