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The Fall of Ray Naginnew

For all his talk of "changing the paradigm" at New Orleans City Hall, former Mayor Ray Nagin's arc from telegenic reformer to accused crook followed an all-too-familiar plot line: He started out full of ideals and good intentions, and then, step by step, one small seduction and compromise at a time, proceeded down his personal road to perdition.
Gambit  |  Clancy DuBos  |  02-04-2013  |  Commentary

Broken Record-Keepingnew

New Orleans has a long way to go when it comes to transparency in making contracts available to the public.
Gambit  |  Charles Maldonado  |  11-14-2011  |  Policy Issues

Adeiu, Ray Naginnew

The final installment of Gambit's three-part series bidding farewell to the outgoing mayor of New Orleans.
Gambit  |  Chris Rose  |  04-28-2010  |  Commentary

Ray Nagin Still Factors Into the New Orleans Mayor's Race, as a Reverse Barometernew

New Orleans voters may not know just yet what they want in their next mayor, but they definitely know what they don't want: another Ray Nagin. Polls and campaign strategies bear that out as candidates try to distinguish themselves not only from one another but also from the hugely unpopular, term-limited mayor.
Gambit  |  Clancy DuBos  |  12-09-2009  |  Politics

Ray Nagin's Legacy Is in Questionnew

With only 49 weeks remaining in his term, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin doesn't have much time to show he has learned how to follow through on his promises.
Gambit  |  Clancy DuBos  |  05-27-2009  |  Commentary

Talking Trash: Ray Nagin and City Sanitationnew

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gets what he wants from the city council with threats and strong-arm tactics, but how much do his victories cost the city.
Gambit  |  David Winkler-Schmit  |  02-17-2009  |  Commentary

'Eye of the Storm': Writing Out Katrinanew

Sally Forman's self-published book on Mayor Ray Nagin and the storm is not a kiss-and-tell, and that's to the writer's credit.
Gambit  |  Jason Berry  |  09-12-2007  |  Nonfiction

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