Last time, the entire criminal court bench in New Orleans was held responsible for grabbing an unconstitutional $1 million a year.
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.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
It was in the name of economic development that Louisiana embraced gambling a quarter of a century ago, and it seems that we may soon be getting even more of it on the same dubious pretext.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Having implicitly admitted that he was breaking the law, by making a somewhat halfhearted attempt to clean up his act, New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says he expects to be “completely vindicated” in federal court.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Every time some school district bans "To Kill a Mockingbird," newspapers will unite in mockery of the poor benighted souls who reject great literature on account of a certain racist term.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Having repeatedly declared that Obamacare is “exploding,” President Donald Trump is evidently eager for vindication.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Saturday, October 07, 2017
There is an old saying among attorneys about what one of their number turns into on becoming a federal judge.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court's 1857 proslavery Dred Scott decision, universally recognized as its most calamitous ever, was nullified by the 14th Amendment, which also required state laws to embrace the principles set out in the Bill of Rights.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Politicians can hardly be blamed for glossing over their failures, or even characterizing them as partial successes; they are not in a game that rewards brutal honesty.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
LONDON — When the American national anthem is played before Sunday's game at Wembley Stadium, reporters will be watching to see who takes a knee a la Colin Kaepernick.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
A gaggle of legislators pondering the future of TOPS, the program that puts kids through college on the taxpayer dollar, has been reminded that it never was “intended for the best and brightest.”
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Think mass deportations are on the cards now that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced it's curtains for the so-called dreamers?
Thursday, September 07, 2017
If New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux is going down, he means to take the Sewerage & Water Board with him.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
It is not because the dead bodies get on his nerves that Jeffrey Rouse is quitting as coroner of Orleans Parish after one term.