President Biden has nominated Baton Rouge-born and Clinton-raised Shalanda Young to be the nation’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, an agency the president called the “nerve center of our government.”
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Are you a stay-at-home voter or do you know one? An ungrand total of 191,892 registered voters in New Orleans didn’t care enough about the city to exercise their civic duty and vote on who will be mayor for the next four years.
Return of energy trade show LAGCOE to Lafayette in 2022 rightly places the event back at home base.
Last year, New Orleans voters soundly rejected a complicated property tax swap that would have cut deeply into the New Orleans Public Library system’s bottom line. We too were skeptical that this vital institution could do more with less.
Whoever said there is no such thing as a bad idea apparently never read the recent article by Parag Khanna in The Washington Post.
November is the month when Americans honor their veterans, so it was an appropriate moment for two pieces of good news from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
The end of Drew Brees’ epic career in January came quietly, without last-minute heroics to snatch a playoff victory from Tom Brady and the Bucs, and without the decibel-busting ovation that, in a year sans COVID-19, would have marked an appropriat…
Louisiana drivers don’t need outside experts to tell them that driving conditions are far from ideal. So they’re unlikely to be surprised that a new report documents just how far.
In the 20 months since the coronavirus pandemic took root in the United States, the federal government has spent trillions keeping the economy afloat.
Gas prices are high and it’s the holiday season, which adds up to a big embarrassment for the Biden administration and its anti-fossil-fuel policies.
The alligator snapping turtle grows really big and really old. The males can weigh as much as 200 to 250 pounds. They can live for decades.
It’s always a tragedy when elected officials, past or present, stray from the righteous path and find themselves on the wrong side of the law. It’s a particular brand of betrayal when a politician once held a position of public trust in law enforcement.
While they’ve been dragged kicking into doing something so positive for the U.S. and Louisiana economy, officials of the Biden administration are resuming sales on leases for future oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.
With U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy having taken a lead role in negotiating the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law Monday, we were already optimistic that the measure will help Louisiana meet many long-standing need…
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that Congress finally passed and that President Joe Biden is ready to sign is a win for Louisiana. For all the political bickering around the topic, it really is that simple.
Four amendments to the Louisiana Constitution proposed by large majorities in the Legislature are up decision by voters statewide. We urge their approval.
It’s another Election Day in Louisiana, with regular elections scheduled in October having to be postponed by the ravages of Hurricane Ida. While by far the most local elections are in New Orleans for municipal offices, there are four constitution…
It’s another Election Day in Louisiana, with regular contests scheduled in October postponed due to the ravages of Hurricane Ida. On ballots locally are primary elections for municipal offices in New Orleans plus four statewide constitutional amendments.
Of all the whoppers told during the administration of President Donald Trump, perhaps the biggest was that importation of aluminum and steel from friendly European countries was a grave threat to U.S. national security.
In the interest of “exposing” what he calls a “Tax-and-Spend Spree,” U.S. Rep Steve Scalise of Jefferson Parish has sent out an email highlighting a provision in the Democrats’ proposed "Build Back Better" legislation which would provide favorable…
When scholarship programs aren’t targeted toward students who show particular academic promise or financial need, the awarding of those benefits can get pretty subjective. Too often, that’s a recipe for cronyism.
For Lafayette and Acadiana generally, the ups and downs of the oil and gas industry have been huge swings, either boosting growth and employment or resulting in major surges in unemployment.
Gov. John Bel Edwards is at heart a realist. He’s had to be, in order to chart a successful path as a Democrat leading a Republican state during these deeply divisive times.
Over a long life, including service to his nation in World War II and Korea, David Saunders probably could not have imagined how his remains would be dishonored.
On the surface, a controversy over the condition of a gravel road might seem to be a minor dust-up between a contractor and local officials. It is small potatoes compared to much larger municipalities and parishes used to much bigger projects. But…
It's official: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory groups have completed thorough research and studies of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and found it to be safe for children ag…
It wasn’t a pretty situation. In mid-September, day after day at a Shreveport high school students were getting into fights. Three consecutive days, there were multiple fights at Southwood High School. One led to 14 students being arrested. Anothe…
For a couple of decades now, New Orleans has tried to reimagine itself as a hub for technology startups. The effort has produced some promising enterprises and some swings and misses.
Michael Lunsford darn near blushed when he perused the likes of “This Book is Gay,” by Juno Dawson. So he says.
Back when global pandemics were still the realm of dystopian fiction, you could say that southeastern Louisiana had four seasons. Not winter, spring, summer, fall, like parts north of here, but Carnival, festival, hurricane, and football.
In case some haven’t noticed, our state, nation and world includes a multitude of people who aren’t like us. We all fit in one group or another, and sometimes two or three. Our world includes men and women; Black, White, Hispanic, Asian and Native…
"Only connect" is famous literary advice from E.M. Forster for living but few have made it more of a purpose than the Rev. Raymond Jetson, of Baton Rouge.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has mostly kept Louisiana in the middle of the road when it comes to mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions.
It will take a very successful search indeed to replace the record of achievement of John G. Davies, head of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation for 33 years.
Three weeks short of two years since his election, Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Josh Guillory finds himself with a fifth police chief — permanent or interim — reporting to him.
In the at-large New Orleans City Council contests, the choice for the Division 1 seat is easy. During her first term, Helena Moreno has established herself as a skillful, dynamic leader, and has sponsored major legislation to decriminalize marijua…
It is the lot of all New Orleans mayors to inherit problems decades in the making, and LaToya Cantrell is no exception. She came into office in 2018 facing chronic infrastructure woes, nowhere more than at the Sewerage & Water Board, and large…