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Viewpoint: Protect our libraries by defeating Proposition 2

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist The diverse group of parents, librarians and concerned citizens that make up the Save Our Libraries coalition got a boost ...

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Viewpoint: Who would succeed Cedric Richmond if he leaves Congress for the White House?

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist For months now rumors have been building that U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond will join President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration in ...

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Viewpoint: Women of color and progressives ruled the day in Orleans Parish races

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist From Keva Landrum to Chanel Payne, women of color and younger progressive-minded voters were the big winners in New Orleans’ ...

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Viewpoint: Time is running out to vote by mail

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Like almost every other city and town in the nation, New Orleans enjoyed a record-breaking early voting period during which ...

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Viewpoint: Business leaders eyeing potential challengers to Mayor Cantrell

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Although qualifying for New Orleans mayor, City Council and other municipal offices is still eight months away, many of the ...

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Viewpoint: An open letter to Mayor Cantrell: Only New Orleans can save New Orleans

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Dear Mayor LaToya Cantrell: Long gone are the days when the Louisiana Legislature is willing or even able to solve ...

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Viewpoint: Campaign finance reports provide bird’s-eye view of race

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist With the Nov. 3 elections just weeks away, the newly released campaign finance reports provide a long-awaited snapshot on how ...

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Viewpoint: Combat potential voter intimidation by getting vote-ready

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Although Olga J. Hedge Pedesclaux was born after women earned the right to vote, as a Black female, she faced ...

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Viewpoint: America needs leadership from a ‘gumbo coalition,’ Marc Morial says

National Urban League President and former Mayor New Orleans Marc Morial was born to lead.  His parents, former Mayor Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial and educator ...

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Viewpoint: Does Churchill Downs prioritize gaming over horse racing?

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist In a decision that critics say speaks directly to corporate greed, Churchill Downs is challenging the Louisiana State Racing Commission’s ...

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