Katrina struck on Aug. 25, 2005, creating a need for a dump accepting vegetation only.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
New Orleans DA Leon Cannizzaro clearly doesn't mind being called a hard-ass, so that was never going to stop him doing his darnedest to keep John Floyd in prison for a 1980 murder.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
New Orleans just delivered a knock to the proposition that it is too hard for businesses to get a bank loan these days.
Saturday, May 06, 2017
The Justice Department is being blamed for failing to notify Alton Sterling's family before The Washington Post reported that the cops who killed him in Baton Rouge last year would not face federal charges.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has made The New York Times list of potential Democratic candidates for the next presidential election.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The first federal judge to be kicked off the bench was John Pickering in 1803, since when only seven more have met a similar fate.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Democrats “won't be satisfied until they destroy and unseat every conservative in Louisiana, and have a complete liberal takeover,” according to Brent Littlefield, political adviser to state Attorney General Jeff Landry.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Thursday, April 06, 2017
“Depend upon it sir,” Samuel Johnson said, “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Now that you can fly direct from New Orleans, the pound is very weak against the dollar and the Saints are scheduled to play at Wembley Oct.1, lots of you will be planning your first visit to London.
State Attorney General Jeff Landry kicked up quite a stink last year when the state Licensing Board for Contractors hired Larry Bankston, ex-con and former state legislator, as its attorney.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Defying the president of the United States can be a risky business for a New Orleans mayor, but not this time.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Politicians are at one another's throats again, as they wrestle with fundamental questions over the separation of powers.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Until about nine years ago, a venal or incompetent politician in Louisiana had an obvious comeback. “At least,” he might say, “I am not a Public Service Commissioner.”
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
The Civil War was only a year old when New Orleans fell, to remain under union occupation until the South gave up the ghost in 1865.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
The compliments are just flying over law enforcement training sessions put on by John Guandolo in Alexandria this week.
Friday, March 03, 2017
A bevy of Saints players, having been warmly welcomed by English rustics, moved on to the cosmopolitan heart of London, where they were deemed too “urban” for admission to a fashionable nightspot last Monday.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Then-state Rep. John Bel Edwards was among those crying foul after a hefty pension boost for State Police Chief Mike Edmonson sneaked through the legislature in 2014.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
A couple of years ago Essence magazine ran a long feature on Michael Davis to show how young black hoodlums are turning their lives around thanks to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Nola for Life program.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni boasts that his administration has introduced “a very thorough background screening process for our coaching staff” at playgrounds.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Thursday, February 09, 2017
It was international trade that made New Orleans Queen of the South before the Civil War, and, while that glorious dominance may never be regained, international trade remains key to a prosperous future all along the Lower Mississippi.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Gregory “Rabbit” Stewart plugged his book effectively the other day in the course of New Orleans' most sensational and highly publicized trial of recent times.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Go Prince Charles. That must be the rallying cry for anyone in Louisiana who believes man-made global warming accelerates the disaster of coastal erosion.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Harry Connick, whose tenure as New Orleans District Attorney ended in 2003, turns 91 in a couple of months, but he sure hasn't been forgotten at Tulane and Broad.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Louisiana's Jeff Landry is one of five state attorneys general who are supporting New Jersey in its challenge to the federal law that says only Nevada can run sports books.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Once again New Orleans Criminal Court Judge Franz Zibilich gets the highest efficiency rating from the Metropolitan Crime Commission, while the usual duffers prop up the table.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
State Attorney General Jeff Landry dispatched his Violent Crime Task Force to New Orleans, which he declares is “more dangerous than Chicago.”
Sunday, January 08, 2017
An English judge told the great British barrister, F.E. Smith, “It seems to me you are trying to show contempt for the way I am conducting this case.”
Thursday, January 05, 2017
You won't catch me doubting the word of Evangeline Parish Sheriff Eddie Soileau and Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartique.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
If you had to choose one guy to ban from your New Year's party, would it be the lobbyist or the distributor of videos showing children in sex acts with donkeys?
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Caryl Chessman attracted worldwide attention 60 years ago when he argued that he should be spared execution because the 12 years he had spent on death row — then an American record — constituted cruel and unusual punishment.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Sometimes, it's the minor news stories that remind us of mankind's endless capacity for distrust and incomprehension. Making mountains out of molehills is part of the local media's role, and a trivial dispute is all the more likely to provide grist for the mill if it appears to raise questions of principle...
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Louisiana's "stand your ground" law isn't going anywhere, although it evidently was a big factor in the initial decision not to book Ronald Gasser for killing Joe McKnight.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Although the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to take up the vast majority of cases, there are hopes that its fancy will be tickled by one that involves salmon stuffed to their gills with dope.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Perhaps you think that a bonfire of punk rock memorabilia on a barge on the River Thames is of no moment in Baton Rouge.