ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Stephan Lewandowsky studies the way people think, and in particular, why they engage in conspiracy theories. So when the cognitive scientist from England’s University of Bristol observes wild speculation related to the […]
I’ve come to the conclusion that Facebook has become a safe haven for hate speech rather than a safe space for minorities and disenfranchised groups. According to Facebook’s community standards, hate speech is defined as “direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, […]
Many restaurants across the city have announced that they’re choosing not to reopen their dining rooms.
Democrat vs. Republican. Liberal vs. Conservative. Blue State vs. Red State. Wearing a protective face-mask out in public for safety concerns vs. choosing not to wear one at all. In favor of going back to work and re-opening the nation’s economy vs. staying “locked down” inside of our homes until a vaccine or a cure […]
Despite the City of New Orleans entering “Phase One” of its reopening, some workers are fighting their unsafe working conditions – and their causes are gaining traction. While Garden District coffee shop Still Perkin’ was set to open on May 16, barista and café workers went on strike. According to a flyer posted by the […]
On May 12, 2020, at the Louisiana State Legislature, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon boldly stated that automobile insurance companies should be able to charge women higher rates. “Racial discrimination is unfair discrimination,” he said, “gender discrimination is fair discrimination.” For all those who asked yesterday, here’s the video of Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon saying […]
When Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, pollsters were chastised for “getting it wrong.” The national polls had Clinton slightly ahead of Trump, but the Republican nominee ended up winning the election and becoming president. If people were skeptical and questioned the accuracy of polling before the election, they became downright suspicious […]
It was a contentious debate in the House and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday, May 6. Legislators were arguing House Concurrent Resolution 58. Under the resolution, written by Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath), Governor Edwards would no longer be able to declare a public health emergency, at a time of clear emergency. Despite the inflamed opinions […]
On May 11, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced that according to the data, New Orleans is ready to move to a Phase One reopening on May 16.
On Thursday, May 7, 2020, the New Orleans City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting the federal Medicare for All Act of 2019.
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