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  • The politicians' pawns [Commentary]

    The politicians' pawns [Commentary]
    Baltimore County officials co-opted the media coverage of a man's invasion of the WMAR-TV studios in Towson last week — the latest in a string of news events in which politicians were given center stage for no apparent reason. Baltimore County...
  • Obama's 'Katrina moment'

    Obama's 'Katrina moment'
    It has been a rough week or so for the Obama administration. From Benghazi to the tapping of reporters' phones to the IRS admitting that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny, the press is in a frenzy, and many are questioning President...
  • Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison
    Disgraced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison on corruption charges. A jury in February found Nagin guilty of charges that include bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion,...
  • Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, sentenced to 10 years in prison

    Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, who portrayed himself as a straight-talking anti-politician determined to clean up the city’s notoriously corrupt culture, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other...
  • TV Picks: 'Ray Donovan,' 'Matador,' NOLA on 'P.O.V.'

    TV Picks: 'Ray Donovan,' 'Matador,' NOLA on 'P.O.V.'
    "Ray Donovan" (Showtime, Sundays). Ann Biderman's series about a Hollywood fixer, the dysfunctional (Boston Irish) family he came from and the dysfunctional family he heads begins a second season. (The last finished with revealed secrets, a degree of...
  • Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin guilty of corruption, taking bribes

    NEW ORLEANS -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted Wednesday on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office,...
  • New Orleans' mayor faces tough reelection race despite city's strides

    New Orleans' mayor faces tough reelection race despite city's strides
    NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Mitch Landrieu strode into a battered city park in the troubled Central City neighborhood one recent Saturday, stopping to clap a boy on the shoulder and watch him twirl a basketball. Wearing jeans, sneakers and a New Orleans...
  • Suspicions fire racial tensions

    Gina Blandin has a theory about what caused the flooding disaster that befell New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck last August, an idea that has little to do with engineering studies or physical evidence and everything to do with the poisonous...
  • The Big Uneasy

    The lavish Carnival banquets already are under way at Antoine's Restaurant, the parading clubs are finalizing their ornate processions and the reviewing stands are in place along St. Charles Avenue. Everything, in other words, looks to be ready for the...
  • New uneasiness settles on broken city

    The food, a timeless presentation of French gourmet classics, is as savory as ever. The service is attentive and flawless. The dining rooms, freshly polished and filled with historical artifacts, promise a luxuriant meal. The veteran waiters are hard at...
  • Most corrupt state: Louisiana ranked higher than Illinois

    Most corrupt state: Louisiana ranked higher than Illinois
    A couple of months ago, an obscure New Orleans tax assessor was ticketed for allegedly using flashing blue police lights illegally mounted on his car to weave his way through a traffic jam. As public corruption allegations in Louisiana go, it was...