Newell Normand Blogs

Newell Normand: New Orleans is days away from a defining moment

The New Orleans mayoral election is on Saturday, and the city will elect its first African-American mayor. Check out Newell Normand's HOT TAKES on this important election. We are just days away from a defining moment for this city. On Saturday, we will elect new leadership for the next 4 or 8 years... Read More

Newell Normand: Our mental health system is failing

The Texas church shooter escaped from a mental hospital in 2012. If mental health issues are behind many of these mass shootings, what is the state of the mental health system? Where are the cracks in the foundation? Check out Newell Normand's HOT TAKES: As you look at this shooter, you can check... Read More

Newell Normand: NO pot for the Sheriff!

According to a new poll - for the first time a majority of Conservatives support legalizing pot. 51% of Republicans told Gallup they are in favor of legalizing marijuana, that’s up from 42% last year. Because of that support two-thirds of Americans now say they support pot legalization. That’s the... Read More

Newell Normand: Colin Kaepernick’s Collusion Delusion

Colin Kaepernick's filed a grievance against the NFL & its owners alleging collusion. Here are Newell Normand’s HOT TAKES on the issue: *Let’s talk about Colin Kaepernick’s latest move. To me it’s collusion delusion. This grievance filed speaks volumes about Colin’s inability to take... Read More

Newell Normand: This is a defining moment for our city

Newell's HOT TAKES on the New Orleans Mayor and City Council races Voters don't care because they don't feel they're getting out of government what their expectations are. Blight remediation is still a huge challenge facing the city and the next Mayor. When you think about the infrastructure costs... Read More

Newell Normand: My heart aches for another fallen officer

Friday was a tough day, a sad day in our community. We lost NOPD officer Marcus McNeil…a 3 year veteran…a 29 year old husband and father of two small children …shot and killed in the line of duty. “Greater love hath no man than this…that he lay down his life for others.” How many times have I said... Read More