Progressives’ Attacks Possible on U.S. Attorney Candidate Keva Landrum for Her Past Failures

April 18, 2023

The American Prospect, which provides informed analysis of public policy and the politics of power from a progressive perspective, slammed attorney and former judge Keva Landrum in an April 17, 2023 post, for her alleged “obvious comfort using the legal system to needlessly penalize already marginalized communities and enrich herself.” The story further suggested that […]

Keva Landrum Expected To Be Named U.S. Attorney

April 3, 2023

After being on hold for almost two years, former Criminal Court Judge Keva Landrum appears to be headed to the position of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. According to confidential sources, President Joe Biden is now prepared to move Landrum’s nomination forward.  A graduate of Ursuline Academy and Tulane Law School where […]

Karen Carter Peterson Resigns from State Senate, Citing Depression, Gambling Addiction

April 9, 2022

After a career of over 20 years, New Orleans-based state senator Karen Carter Peterson announced her resignation today. Louisiana Senate President Paige Cortez confirms that he received Peterson's resignation Friday morning. In a statement released on Friday, Peterson cited her mental health, including ongoing struggles with depression and gambling addiction, as her reason for resigning.

State Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto of Anti-Transgender Legislation; House Will Hear Bill Wednesday Afternoon

July 21, 2021

In an unprecedented veto override session, the Louisiana State Senate voted Tuesday to override Governor John Bel Edwards’ veto of Senate Bill 156 which bans transgender athletes from competing on school sports teams with their identified gender. The bill was authored by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, who defended the legislation and said she was speaking […]

The Raso Report: Save a Cigarette, Smoke Some Broccoli

May 28, 2021

In a tense video that Big Easy Magazine is definitely not making up, Louisiana state Senator Karen Carter Peterson became annoyed when a man testifying regarding taxation compared nicotine in smokeless tobacco products to that of broccoli, which, it turns out, also has nicotine. Who knew? State Senator Karen Carter Peterson, that’s who. But she […]

No Prescription Medication in Louisiana Is Taxed, So Why Would We Tax Medical Marijuana?

May 11, 2021

On Tuesday, Louisiana’s House of Representatives passed legislation HB 514 which will impose a 4.45% sales tax on raw, smokable flower bought by medical marijuana patients. The bill is tied to HB 391 which would legalize the sale of smokable medical marijuana in Louisiana.  Currently, medical marijuana patients in Louisiana can only purchase non-smokable forms […]

Big Easy Magazine: Karen Carter Peterson Is the Unapologetically Progressive Leader We Need in Congress

April 12, 2021

It has been an honor and a privilege to have been able to meet with two amazing candidates and state senators in the race for Louisiana’s second congressional district. I am humbled that each of these candidates took time to speak with me and Big Easy Magazine. There is no doubt in my mind that […]

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