Corruption and Louisiana Politics are almost synonyms. Louisiana's very long history of corruption is just accepted as status quo and often joked about instead of bringing the ire those from other states would expect. However, now with Louisiana at or the near the bottom of almost every measure of success, we have to change this.
Dredging pipelines without remediation is decimating long held Louisiana livelihoods and cultures. Natures natural filter system has been damaged and crawfish populations are a 1/4 to 1/3 of what they were just a few short years ago.
In the dim light of the cloud hanging over the US today after yet another school shooting, we've decided to publish this discussion between our youth correspondent Leo Hochberg and student artist Kopano Muhammad. Kopano shares their insight, views, and experience around gun violence and people of color.
"New Orleans has struggled with an epidemic of gun violence. New Orleans officials want to move forward with sorely needed solutions to gun violence but Louisiana state law bars its municipalities from enacting smart legislation for the people by the people. The hands of the New Orleans City Council and its mayor are tied."
It isn't just Facebook. Distraction is the rule in Public Relations and a must-have skill for Masters of Spin. Is Facebook being thrown to the wolves to protect ad dollars?
Digital media companies are shaking in their boots. Set to make over $83 Billion in digital ad revenue this year, keeping your criticisms aimed at Facebook, keeps your eyes off them. EVERY media company is doing this. What sites did you visit today? Guess what, they "mined your data".
Our Louisiana roads are amongst the worst in the nation. Repairs are already underfunded via a gas tax and we have no new plans for additional funding sources. So, what happens when electric vehicles are the norm? Does Louisiana become the Blockbuster video of states? With our current political system, it's almost impossible to get elected without Oil & Gas money and almost as soon as they are elected, our elected officials have to start raising money for their reelection. This version of graft stands in the way of any real solutions.
Does it ever feel as though your Representatives aren't listening to you? There's a reason. Unless you're one of their BIG money donors, they aren't. Our voices are drowned out by BIG money contributors and unless we change these laws, many of our homes will be too. One Person - One Vote. MakeItFair.US
Join us Louisiana! At makeitfair.us, our fight against political corruption begins at home. Here we've outlined 4 blatant examples. Blatant. Wondering what's wrong with our current political landscape? Main answer = Money!
Many factors played a role in this historic win in Alabama last night, however it wouldn't have happened without a lot of money. Jones raised more than twice as much as Moore. 91% of all elections are won by the candidate who raised the most money. Although it appears to have worked out in this situation, we need to make elections equitable for ALL American citizens all the time.
Louisiana leads the world, yes THE WORLD, in incarceration and yet our crime rate continues to escalate. Incarceration is the new cotton and it isn't working. Prison without rehabilitation is, in fact, one of the main driving forces behind increased crime rates.
The ICIJ's Paradise Papers reveals more Trump Cabinet/Russian ties and the different rules the uber-wealthy follow. Make It Fair's host Harmon Dash shares insights into how these findings add to the case of wealth's corruptive force on Democracy. Tell us what you think?
With the breaking news this morning of the charges against and the arrests of Manafort and Gates and more importantly the bombshell unfolding around Papadopoulos, many American's are sharing their dread of nuclear war being President Trump's next diversion tactic. What are our options to stop him?
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Make It Fair Founder Dr. Stuart Phillips and Host Harmon Dash discuss how access to early detection has saved lives and dramatically lowered costs. If money is the issue, why are so many opposed to continuing with accessible health care? Tell us your thoughts.
Dr. Strumer discusses the impediments and obstructions he's faced during this election process seemingly because he doesn't have the routine New Orleans developer and construction connections and the campaign contributions which comes with those connections. Make It Fair doesn't endorse candidates, but it's clear we'll only have more of the same if we only listen to those taking the money. Let's stop money from being a megaphone.
Repeal or No Repeal? Part 1 of Make It Fair's Harmon Dash's series, Who Knew Healthcare Was So Complicated? Harmon discusses the GOP's latest attempts to gut Obamacare. What was the rush and what may be the repeal motivators?
Did our skewed voting process and the unfair distribution of money in politics play a role in the recent Charlottesville tragedy? How can we return a real political voice to the majority of Americans? Harmon Dash and Dr. Stuart Phillips discuss what this means and offer solutions.
Make it Fair discusses New Orleans recent flooding event. The precarious combination of increased powerful rain events combined with an outdated, failing drainage system leave Nola vulnerable 12 years after Katrina. Why hasn't the money already been raised? Who needs to pay for it? Is our current political system and its election process part of the problem? Make it Fair would love to hear your feedback.
Scaramucci. John Kelly. Jeff Sessions and "reverse racism". Leaked world leader conversations. Mueller's Grand Jury. Trump's - DIS - approval rating. WHEW! Delve into these topics with our founder, Stuart Phillips and host Harmon Dash .
Make it Fair's Founder, retired physician Stuart Phillips and Host, Harmon Dash take a hard look at the recent events revolving around healthcare which highlighted the destructive force money plays in politics. Did our Members of Congress vote in their States' best interest or did they vote with a clear focus on the special interest money needed to get them re-elected? Is special interest money playing a role in our Mayoral race, New Orleans? Will it ever be fair as long as money is in politics?