This very graphic video shows what New Orleans is becoming. Perhaps if it makes enough national headlines the mayor will start to pay attention to his own city's problems instead of the national political scene.
The issue of whether or not Confederate monuments in New Orleans should stay or go has upset many people, but apparently none so much as those who threatened to kill the contractor hired to remove the monuments.
"Symbols matter and should reflect who we really are as a people, but times have changed," says Landrieu. "That is not to say that we should forget our history, but there is a time and place to commemorate and learn from our past."
With all of the polls that have taken place lately, we are now seeing another one. This one says that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu could be very competitive against prospective Republican Candidates for Governor. That would include Jay Dardenne, David Vitter and others that are being tossed around as potential Republican standard bearers...
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu say the city will take part in a six-city pilot program designed to strengthen local communities and support bottom-up solutions for building a stronger economy.