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'Today Feels Like a Betrayal': Sunrise Movement Blasts Biden Pick of Big Oil-Backed Cedric Richmond for Key Post

"President-elect Biden assured our movement he understands the urgency of this crisis; now, it's time for him to act like it."

Jessica Corbett ·


Life in Cancer Alley

State and local powers have approved a 14-plant plastics-production complex that would more than triple the levels of carcinogens in the region. It’s up to the residents to fight back to save their community.

Robert C. Koehler ·



'I'd Drop Any 10 of You': GOP Rep. Clay Higgins Threatens to Shoot Armed Black Protesters

The Louisiana lawmaker is a staunch gun rights advocate in an open carry state. 

Brett Wilkins ·


Pence Slammed for Offering 'Prayers' While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC as Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast

"Denial is not a plan. Thoughts and prayers are not a solution. We must take action now to stave off even more devastation."

Jake Johnson ·


As Hurricane Laura Batters Louisiana, Massive Chemical Leak Spews Toxic Smoke Near Lake Charles

"We knew this would happen. Lake Charles and Cameron Parish are petrochemical industry epicenters. The plants, export terminals, refineries, oil tank farms are ticking time bombs every hurricane season."

Jake Johnson ·


Warning of 'Unsurvivable' Storm Surge as Category 4 Hurricane Laura Barrels Toward US

"Little time remains to protect life and property," said the National Hurricane Center.

Andrea Germanos ·


Day After Chiding Democrats for Calling for Mail-In Voting Amid Pandemic, GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The lawmaker said he will self-quarantine and follow advice of medical experts.

Lisa Newcomb ·


With Louisiana Lagging in Testing Capacity, Top State Election Official Proposes Positive Covid-19 Test as Prerequisite for Voting by Mail

"Many of the state's 2.89 million registered voters will be forced to make an unconscionable choice between voting and maintaining their health and safety," said the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Julia Conley ·


Trump's America Fails Coronavirus as 170,000 to 204,000 Die, Child Cases Spike, While Other Countries Are Back to Normal

This situation is the fault of Donald J. Trump, whose team did not put in place national, quick testing.

Juan Cole ·

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