Incumbency Isn’t Worth Much Anymore

By: Monday December 8, 2014 1:00 pm

On Saturday, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) lost her re-election bid to Republican Bill Cassidy in the run off in Louisiana. Cassidy won with an impressive 55.9 percent of the vote while Landrieu got 44.1 percent. Landrieu had held the seat since 1997. She previously survived several tough elections, but she couldn’t survive the true nationalization [...]

 

“Barbaric Beyond Measure,” NY Times Editorial on Albert Woodfox’s Four Decades in Solitary Confinement

By: Sunday November 23, 2014 10:22 am

Responding to the Nov. 20 ruling buy the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirming Albert Woodfox’s third overturned conviction, the New York Times has written a scathing editorial condemning the treatment of Albert Woodfox by the state of Louisiana.

Louisiana Senate: Mary Landrieu Way Behind in New Poll

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 3:40 pm

The lone outstanding election of 2014 is the Louisiana Senate race because of the state’s unique rules. The election which took place two weeks ago was technically an open primary and since no one got 50 percent of the vote, the general election takes place on December 6th.

Marriage Equality Opponents Won’t Get Momentum With Louisiana Victory

By: Friday September 5, 2014 8:50 am

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Louisiana upheld that state’s anti-marriage equality law, thereby breaking the lgbt community’s streak of successes in the courts when it comes to marriage equality cases after the SCOTUS’s Windor ruling.

Cop Finally Convicted in Killing

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 10:01 am

A Boulder Colorado police officer killed a semi-tame elk and was convicted of forgery, tampering with evidence and trying to influence a public official — but will not serve jail time or lose his job

This is not satire, and a cop did get convicted for a killing. Only it is not what you think, and it shows the reality of how we value life, and the law, now in America.

A Boulder, Colorado police officer convicted of killing a beloved, semi-tame bull elk in an upscale residential neighborhood was sentenced for the death.

Senator Mary Landrieu Under Scrutiny For Residency Claims

By: Friday August 29, 2014 6:39 pm

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu has generally been considered the more well behaved senator from the state given her counterpart is David Vitter. But now questions are being raised about Landrieu’s residency claims as to whether she actually lives in the state of Louisiana – a requirement to represent the state in the US Senate under Louisiana law.

Panthers in the Hole: French Angola 3 Book Illustrates US Prison Crisis –An interview with Nicolas Krameyer of Amnesty International France

By: Sunday July 27, 2014 6:00 pm

Amnesty International France and La Boîte à Bulles have published a 128-page French language graphic novel entitled Panthers in the Hole. The book’s co-authors David Cénou and Bruno Cénou present with visual art what Amnesty France describes as “la tragique histoire des Trois d’Angola” (the tragic story of the Angola 3).

Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 Speaks to the Experts About 42 Years of Solitary Confinement

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 6:28 pm

This past weekend, I visited Albert Woodfox for the umpteenth time in the last five years. All but one of the visits have been at the David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana, five hours from where I live. At the beginning, it was a grueling trip because I wasn’t used to it and I have to go up on Saturday and come back the following day for a total of ten hours behind the wheel in one weekend. Sometimes it rains and once, it poured all the way up and all the way back.

Hard Time: Black Panther Robert H. King’s Life of Resistance

By: Wednesday April 2, 2014 6:08 pm

A new 40-minute documentary film by Canadian History Professor Ron Harpelle, entitled Hard Time, focuses on the life of Robert Hillary King, who spent 29 years in continuous solitary confinement until his conviction was overturned and he was released from Louisiana’s infamous Angola State Prison in 2001.

Along with Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox, Robert King is one of three Black Panther political prisoners known as the Angola 3.

Republican Bill Cassidy Ironically Makes the Perfect Argument for Single Payer

By: Thursday March 27, 2014 1:00 pm

I hope some Democrats ask Cassidy to co-sponsor a bill to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something much like Medicare.

SUPPORT FIREDOGLAKE
Follow Firedoglake
TODAY’S TOP POSTS
CSM Ads advertisement
Advertisement