Here is a scene from not far in the future.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Saturday, June 02, 2018
Editor's note: After James Gill filed this column, TV evangelist Jesse Duplantis issued a video saying that he never asked followers to fund a new jet for him — but to join him in "believing" that he could get one.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Every time the Loyola campus is gripped by paroxysms of rage, it's a fair bet economics professor Walter Block has been holding forth.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
The latest call on our sympathies is on behalf of defendants who call their attorneys from the New Orleans slammer and blurt out incriminating information notwithstanding a stern warning that the conversation will be monitored and recorded.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
“Pretrial diversion” is one of those phases that need explanation. It sounds like a courtroom warm-up act, or a game to keep parties entertained until the judge takes the bench, but it's not.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Irish bookie Paddy Power has announced plans to expand its American operations by buying the online fantasy sports betting company FanDuel, which just goes to show that state Sen. Danny Martiny, R-Kenner, had a point when he berated his colleagues…
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell's Confederate monuments relocation committee had an idea to “renew Family Gras,” as suburbia nonsensically calls its supposedly wholesome alternative to the violence and debauchery of New Orleans.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Wayne Higgins may by now have reached the rueful conclusion that the right to keep and bear arms does not always turn out to be a blessing.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
It's always risky to suggest that Cedric Floyd is less of a jerk than alleged; he rarely fails to prove himself worthy of an aspersion.
Sunday, May 06, 2018
If Louisiana ever does require a unanimous jury for a criminal conviction, history will give much of the credit to Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John DeRosier.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
The deal was approved at a public meeting of the state Gaming Control Board last fall but legislators pondering the future of the Harrah's New Orleans Casino hadn't heard about it.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The 50,000 miles of pipelines that crisscross private and public land in Louisiana are virtually certain to be designated as “critical infrastructure.”
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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.
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.