New Orleans Active ACORN campaigns in Canada, Scotland, and Italy focusing on tenant rights and landlord abuses, found me reading in detail a rare report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune about tenant rights, or really the lack of them, in Louisiana and most other states in the USA.
The Uniform Landlord and Tenant Act in the [...]
Little Rock I’m skeptical of many of these so-called public school “reform” efforts because too many seem to really be privatization schemes in disguise or elite stalking horses for charter school operators. Despite numerous studies finding that teachers are the key that unlocks almost all of the educational doors for children, most of these efforts [...]
New Orleans Credit to where credit is due, you have to give the devil his due, Jackson-Hewitt, the tax preparers, performed a public service in trying to calculate what businesses are going to have to pay, partially as a result of recalcitrant, Republican denials of full coverage protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and [...]
New Orleans In trying to suppress citizen rights to vote the use of provisional ballots are a sop thrown to the disappointed voter largely to pretend that their votes will count. This fiction is starting to fall on hard times.
In the elections being reported in Kenya’s national elections where millions waited in mile-long lines for [...]
blue states are the sads
New Orleans Some math nerds from the University of Vermont thinking they would get some publicity for the U of V ran some numbers on ten million Twitter tweets by coding words as “happy” or “sad” and then fixing them on a map to determine which states are the happiest [...]
Tea Party Pamphlet about "Obamacare"
New Orleans Talking to a senior labor relations director for a health care company yesterday where our union was a terribly cold shower of reality. This company has 45,000 employees with 34,000 hourly, direct care staff similar to what we represent. We asked him how they were looking at [...]