10 31 2014
  7:17 am  

New Orleans' Blacks on Cusp of Disenfranchisement

Thousands of New Orleans residents marched on April to demand the right to vote. They marched across the Mississippi River Bridge where Gretna police had repelled residents as they tried to escape the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Forty years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, African Americans once more must march to gain the right to vote.

Read more: New Orleans' Blacks on Cusp of Disenfranchisement

After Three Years of War, Chaos Reigns

This month we mark the beginning of spring and the beginning of the fourth year of the war in Iraq. The president, vice president and assorted generals are out peddling success. But on the ground, sectarian violence is spreading. The Iraqi police are less a national force than separate sectarian forces with divided loyalties.

Read more: After Three Years of War, Chaos Reigns

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