It’s always great to celebrate Louisiana natives who achieve beyond most people’s wildest dreams. It’s even more gratifying to do so when the whole world is watching.
It was the first week of June and we were getting excited because we had moved from a COVID-19 stay-at-home order to Phase 1 and we were moving into Phase 2.
The tough challenge to LSU and its vaunted athletic department, so important to Louisiana and the university, is about more than whether rules were violated or procedures were not followed.
Our politics in Washington and Baton Rouge seem to get uglier every year, but one place where leaders work collegially is the Louisiana congressional delegation.
We support the only constitutional amendment on the Dec. 5 ballot, which would allow up to two out-of-state residents to be appointed to each of the four college management boards.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell is asking New Orleans voters to approve three interrelated millages on Dec. 5 that wouldn’t increase residents’ total tax bills, but would reallocate the proceeds for 20 years.
We didn’t need a worldwide pandemic to understand that health care is distributed unevenly in poor states like Louisiana. But COVID-19 has vividly demonstrated what happens in a community where the rich get better care than the poor.
U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, reelected just this month to a sixth term, got a better offer from the incoming Biden administration.
We’re coming off a bitter election year in which it seems like the Republicans want to vanquish the Democrats and the Democrats want to vanquish the Republicans.
Picking a school for a child is one of the most fundamental tasks of parenting. Any mother would want her daughter to receive a top-notch education in an environment that is loving and supportive.
We don’t yet know the outcome of Tuesday’s big U.S. Supreme Court hearing on a case aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act. But anyone who relies upon the Obama-era law’s protections can probably breathe at least a provisional sigh of relief…
Louisiana State Police Superintendent Lamar Davis has a big job, and he’s walking into an operation with some controversial, troubling matters that must be resolved.
It’s not often you get to watch your football team upend the No. 1 squad in the nation, so who could blame Notre Dame students for rushing the field Saturday after the Fighting Irish conquered the Clemson Tigers in South Bend.
Long before words like inclusion and equity became buzzwords for today, long before a future president learned to be a community organizer in Chicago, Lee Wesley labored for Louisiana and Baton Rouge to become more just places for the African Amer…
New Orleans’ relative success in averting another wave of coronavirus cases — and Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s long-awaited announcement this week that the city would enter Phase 3.3, allowing bars to serve patrons indoors for the first time since last…
With the onset of winter in many states to our north, surges have occurred in the number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. We’ve avoided much of the latest wave in Louisiana.
As the nation suffered through a dayslong wait for the results of the presidential race, Louisiana voters could at least take comfort in a dearth of drama and a quick conclusion.
It’s ironic that in a hands-off, COVID-19 sort of world, the University of Louisiana system is feeding one program’s growing success by providing its students with more one-on-one contact.
In a big turnout in which the conservative Republican ticket for president and vice president won with 58%, Louisiana voters also gave a sharp rebuke to the Louisiana Legislature in voting on a constitutional amendment to allow big companies a pot…
If politics is often seen as less about principle than about deception — what Benjamin Disraeli immortalized in the 19th century as lies, damned lies and statistics — the aftermath of any election requires a stern reality check.
The following are the endorsements of The Times-Picayune's editorial board. We urge voters to look at the candidates and issues and cast an informed ballot.
Voters face no less than seven constitutional amendments and a gaming proposition on today’s ballot. The following are the views of The Advocate's editorial board. We urge voters to look at the issues and cast an informed ballot.
Hurricane Laura displaced thousands of Louisianans when it whipped its Category 4 winds across Lake Charles and nearby communities. The storm also displaced the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
Louisiana voters have again set records with early voting and casting ballots by mail absentee. Whatever the partisan analyses may show, and there’s much debate over who “won” the 10-day in-person early voting, we think that’s good for democracy.
The fact-checkers were out in force last week for the final debate between President Donald Trump and former senator and vice president Joe Biden.
There’s good news. The state of Louisiana has been heading in the right direction when it comes to COVID-19 progress. Compared to other Southern states, White House data shows that our state is No. 1.
The landmark criminal justice reform package of 2017 was heralded as a bipartisan initiative to reduce Louisiana’s nation-leading incarceration rate and to help those leaving prison successfully reenter society.
Even as Americans flock to early voting sites and fill out record numbers of mail ballots, it’s hard to escape the sense that this campaign season is bringing out the worst in our country, emphasizing not only deep political divisions but also sul…
In better days, Saints fans could counted on to holler so loudly that the noise inside the Superdome would be equal to the sound of a military jet taking off from an aircraft carrier.
Under normal circumstances, officials seeking reelection in just a few days would be happily reporting the glowing news of a strong rebound in the economy. But that’s not American reality today.
For Nic Hunter, the young and relatively new mayor of Lake Charles, there is work aplenty. His city and the entire region of southwest Louisiana has been pummeled not just by one monster hurricane, but another making landfall only about 20 miles f…
With President Donald Trump and Democratic Challenger Joe Biden meeting today in the final presidential debate, it’s a good time to take stock of the Commission of Presidential Debates, a nonprofit corporation that has outlived its usefulness.
The new Republican leaders of the Legislature ought to take the advice of their Democratic friends and head for the hills.
On trade, it’s been a long and bumpy ride in the four years of President Donald Trump’s administration. With the presidential election only days away, we’d like to hear more from both candidates about the Trump record, and also about former Vice P…
At many schools, they are taking the temperature of students coming in the doors, one of the steps begun to protect children and school staff from the novel coronavirus.
You can talk all you want about this crisis or that, but the real crisis for petty and narrowly self-interested state legislators is when they can’t get political projects for their districts.
Delivery of tarps to the Catholic Charities of Acadiana warehouse this week meant 250 Louisiana families would be able to protect their rooftops. It’s a start.
Four years ago, 469,000 Louisiana voters showed up to cast their ballots during the in-person early voting period. This year’s early voting turnout is likely to leave 2016’s record in the dust.
Here are endorsements of The Times-Picayune in important political races in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area. We encourage voters to cast an informed ballot on Nov. 3, or earlier if possible; early voting starts Friday to provide safety p…