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Judiciary Reform Is Not Revenge

Following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Democrats, not surprisingly, are outraged at Republicans’ course reversal on filling a vacancy during an election year. Two proposals are gaining momentum among commentators and progressive activists: expanding the number of justices and instituting term limits. These ideas almost…

Tropical Storm Beta Meandering Toward Texas, Louisiana

OKLAHOMA CITY—Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl to the shores of Texas and Louisiana, casting worries about heavy rain, flooding, and storm surge across the Gulf Coast. Beta was one of three named storms whirling in the Atlantic basin during an…

Thousands in Lousiana Received Notices They Were Overpaid Unemployment Benefits

A programming error caused over 4,000 jobless in Louisiana to receive notices saying they had been overpaid thousands of dollars in unemployment compensation and had to return the money, according to reports. Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) Secretary Ava Dejoie told The Advocate that incorrectly programmed…

The Big Ten Just Followed the Money

The coronavirus pandemic is still ravaging America, just as it was in August, when the college presidents and chancellors of the Big Ten Conference decided against playing football in the fall. The only thing that’s changed is that the same leaders now feel far more…

Louisiana Supporters Rally for Trump on the Water

Supporters of President Donald Trump in the solid Republican state of Louisiana showed their support over the weekend in a very Louisianan way—by taking to the water. 0…

Key Air Monitors Offline After Laura Hits Louisiana Gas Hub

Hazardous emissions from a chlorine plant fire, abruptly shuttered oil and gas refineries, and still-to-be assessed plant damage are seeping into the air after Hurricane Laura, regulators say, but some key state and federal monitors to alert the public of air dangers remain offline in…

Photos of the Week: Buffalo Dip, Giraffe Calf, Winter Wallaby

A socially-distanced Santa School in London, gold panning in France, heavy metal music in China, gondoliers in Mexico, Hurricane Laura damage in Louisiana, protests in Kenosha, Red Rocks yoga in Colorado, an acrobatic fairy tale in Prague, Senegal’s first female professional surfer, and much more.…

Photos: The Aftermath of Hurricane Laura

Overnight, Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 storm, slamming into parts of Louisiana and Texas with 150 mph winds and a powerful storm surge. While the impact so far does not appear to have been as bad as anticipated, the damage is still…

Hurricane Laura Pounds Louisiana Coastline

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast with ferocious wind and torrential rain and unleashed a wall of seawater that could push 40 miles inland as the Category 4 storm roared ashore Thursday in Louisiana near the Texas border. At least…

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