To be called “the legend from Louisiana” by the president of the United States, even this one, would turn anyone's head, but Donald Trump is not alone in lavishing praise on Steve Scalise.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
With Louisiana legislators joining the rush to file gun control bills after the Parkland massacre, comes news that London has had more murders this year as New York.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
That proud evangelical Michael Gerson, writing in the Atlantic Magazine, avers it was a mistake to pit creationism against evolution, thus distancing Christianity from reason and science.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
The teacher shortage in Louisiana is so severe that experts are racking their brains. What can be done to make the profession more attractive?
Saturday, March 31, 2018
After the gambling industry took over the state a generation ago, politicians were all eager to assure the public that its tentacles would extend no further.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
There was a time when journalists were supposed to be hard-bitten, and the ability to sniff out a phony was a basic requirement in the rough and tumble of the news racket.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Huey Long, at a U.S. Senate hearing in 1934, was grilling the Kentucky horseman Col. E.R. Bradley. “Do you,” Long asked with apparent disapproval, “gamble?”
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Mayor Mitch Landrieu sure went out on a limb Sunday to tell Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes" it was “pretty clear” that a young black girl passing a Confederate monument would doubt it was erected by a government with her best interests at heart.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Thursday, March 08, 2018
The movie "Darkest Hour" stops before America entered World War II — else it wouldn't be called "Darkest Hour" — and President Franklin D. Roosevelt appears only as a voice on the phone.
Sunday, March 04, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
As majority whip, Steve Scalise ranks third in the congressional hierarchy, and President Donald Trump called him the “legend from Louisiana” during the State of the Union speech.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Republicans are lining up to badmouth Gov. John Bel Edwards, which is hardly surprising since he is that anomalous creature, a Southern Democrat in major office.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
According to new satellite data, sea levels on average will rise another two feet this century, so that Rex of 2100 may have to toast his queen from a barge sailing past the Intercontinental.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
It stands to reason that early polls in the Jefferson Parish sheriff's race gave John Fortunato the lead, because it was all about name recognition and everyone had seen him on TV.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
A basic requirement for any Jefferson Parish sheriff is evidently a knack for coffee-shop political intrigue.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Ronald Gasser was awaiting trial in the death of Joe McKnight when the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take up the case of Dale Lambert.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court halted construction of the massive Tellico Dam on the Tennessee River, and all to preserve that obscure, diminutive and endangered member of the finny tribe, the snail darter.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
There is evidently no room for any doubt about the wisdom of responding to a “fiscal cliff” with a “spending transparency website.”
Saturday, January 20, 2018
In their early form, they roamed the deep but then spent more or more time on the shoreline adapting to terra firma before eventually upping sticks to settle deeper inland.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Norris Henderson and his many supporters — the latest is New Orleans Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell — will evidently never quit declaring that he is innocent of the murder for which he did 27 years in the state pen.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Finding itself at the center of a worldwide media storm is, to put it mildly, an unfamiliar experience for the Vermilion Parish School Board.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Absolutely nobody doubts that Louisiana's crumbling roads and bridges are a huge aggravation, a major drag on the economy and a constant threat to life and limb.
Friday, January 05, 2018
For Derrick Shepherd to denounce “fake local news” is like shooting himself in the foot, for the fake in the local news right now is him.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Scott Angelle failed to get elected governor in 2015 and as a congressman the next year, but he was assured of a major role in Louisiana's future when Donald Trump became president.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
One of the consequences of the long spell New Orleans Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell must spend waiting in the wings is that her honeymoon period will evidently be over before she takes office.
Friday, December 22, 2017
This is a terrible accusation to make against a teacher in Webster Parish, but Garth Owens seems to have neglected his Bible studies.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
The duties of a “cultural ambassador” are hard to define, but presumably Irvin Mayfield, when then-Mayor Ray Nagin gave him that title in 2003, was thought to embody the spirit of New Orleans.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Now that he's well and truly down, they're lining up to kick former State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
If New Orleans was all atwitter over Serena Williams' wedding last month, it would have been at fever pitch had Meghan Markle showed up with her beau Prince Harry.
Saturday, December 02, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
What I know about banking could be written on the back of a $3 bill, so it was with some trepidation that I sat down to read the official report on the spectacular collapse of the New Orleans bank, First NBC.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
When Attorney General Jeff Landry appeared on a TV call-in show last week, he was asked whether his support for President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord meant it was okay with him for coastal residents to drown.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Whether democracy is served by allowing state legislators to set the boundaries of electoral districts is a question that will be exhaustively debated early in the New Year at what is being grandly termed a “summit.”
Saturday, November 04, 2017
New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro can probably stand being called unethical by LaToya Cantrell.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Wildly improbable though it is, there is one compelling reason to believe the story that Robert Evans III tells.