Hillary Clinton won’t win many popularity contests in deep-red Louisiana, where she soundly lost to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton remains a polarizing political figure, though she’s published a book that readers of any pa…
Here’s an imposing, continuing 2020 challenge for the National WWII Museum in New Orleans: Many of these 366 days represent landmark anniversaries as the calendar turns, month to month. It is no easy task to pay due attention to all.
In 1964, there was a giant earthquake in Alaska, and it had terrible repercussions in Baton Rouge. The authorities here, thousands of miles away, said the City Park pool was cracked by the tremors and it would be too expensive to repair it.
Guarded optimism prevailed at last week’s Economic Outlook Summit, an annual gathering of business leaders and community stakeholders presented by The Acadiana Advocate.
Perhaps it’s not the most dramatic statistic to emerge from metro of leaders at this newspaper’s economic outlook panel, this one is still rather striking.
As far as sports are concerned, it’s been a season of extremes around here, what with one glorious football season ending in premature heartbreak and another surpassing Louisiana’s wildest dreams.
John Lewis is a fighter. Almost 80, he still bears the scars of the 1960s struggles for civil rights, when he was a Freedom Rider on then-segregated buses in the South. Arrested and beaten for his courage, he was an adherent of nonviolence, but no…
To say that Louisiana is willing to accept refugees from countries where they faced persecution is not exactly news. It always has, and generations of people who’ve fled hardship have found new homes here, including the Acadians from Canada.
During games at Tiger Stadium, the fans delight in listening to Garth Brooks’ 1993 hit “Callin’ Baton Rouge.”
There’s a common motivation behind many of the criminal justice reforms that have been enacted in recent years — that people who’ve had past brushes with the law, particularly involving nonviolent offenses, deserve a second chance.
The Cause for Canonization initiated in Lafayette on Saturday places that century-old Catholic diocese in new territory.
The political slang is a new “super,” when you’re talking about what is more fully described as the search for a new superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish schools.
If Gov. John Bel Edwards and other reelected statewide officials deserve congratulations on beginning a new term, the big news was made earlier on the inaugural Monday by the tight voting for speaker of the House.
How great it was to see LSU competing for the national football championship last night, the fourth time in this decade the Tigers have appeared in the big game in New Orleans.
Gov. John Bel Edwards will be sworn in today for a second term, but he won’t be getting the lion’s share of Louisiana’s attention. Instead, the biggest spotlight will be on LSU’s football team as it competes in a national championship game against…
The late President George H.W. Bush was probably not the most eloquent man ever in the Oval Office, but he left us a phrase much mocked during his day, one that reflected his disdain for political rhetoric.
Give Lafayette’s new mayor-president and members of the city and parish councils some credit: They are venturing where no local elected leaders have gone before.
More and more members of Congress are backing legislation that would ban discrimination against hairstyles. Recently, Louisiana’s U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond signed on as a co-sponsor of the proposed law, called the Creating a Respectful and Open Wo…
On one of the really bad lists, Louisiana is now ahead of the game: Our state is below the national average on the number of people without health insurance.
Now that the elections are over, it is time for us to focus on the upcoming legislative session and critical changes that need to be addressed to RESET Louisiana’s future. This year, the state has the potential to make significant strides toward i…
Even among residents of Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico is something many of us don’t think about unless an approaching hurricane forces us to look toward the sea. Here in the offseason for tropical storms, the Gulf doesn’t, for the most part, attra…
The New Orleans Saints lost Sunday, and there is not the joy we wanted radiating from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at the center of the Crescent City and across Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.
We’re still missing Cokie Roberts, the New Orleans native who died in September at 75 after a distinguished career covering Congress for National Public Radio and other broadcasting outlets.
Every year, for a December feature, The Wall Street Journal asks a few dozen prominent Americans from government, industry and the arts to briefly discuss their favorite books of the past 12 months.
If you’re short on resolutions for 2020, try this one: Buckle your seat belt every time you drive your vehicle. Don’t leave the driveway unless passengers are properly restrained, too.
Southern University New Orleans is in a tough spot. Interim Chancellor James Ammons said he must cut $2 million from its $24.6 million annual operating budget to be in better financial shape when a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Com…
Before he moved on to more controversial topics at the Baton Rouge Press Club some weeks ago, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy offered something of a civic pitch: He urged all Louisianans to answer their U.S. Census questionnaire.
Sports contests command a large place in our culture because they involve order and routine touched by the unexpected, which seems a lot like life. The rules and regimen of athletics suggest a world with everything in its place, but the drama of t…
It’s been a challenging decade for leaders at Loyola University New Orleans, who have been intensely focused on fixing the financial problems that first surfaced in 2012. The Uptown New Orleans school turned a major corner recently when it was tak…
As president of LSU for six years, F. King Alexander had to develop at least some sense of where the politics of the State Capitol is headed.
Amid all the turmoil in the stock markets and damage to Louisiana’s economy caused by international trade wars and self-inflicted wounds in state policy, there remain reasons for optimism.
For 50 years, the Iberia Parish-based Southern Mutual Help Association has improved the economic landscape of Acadiana’s “Sugar Curtain” for people who live along Acadiana’s coastline.
Entergy New Orleans says it wants to be a good neighbor and a good corporate citizen, but Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans City Council and energy activists don’t agree about the best ways it can do that.
America’s vital trade relationships with Canada and Mexico are once more back on track, after a long-delayed deal between the White House and congressional Democrats to approve the new version of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement.
Judy Perry Martinez is the first Louisiana attorney in more than 100 years and the first woman from Louisiana to lead the American Bar Association as president. A successful corporate attorney, she’s been a commercial litigator and a pro bono atto…
We knew the Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans would lead to an extended cleanup and investigation, even before the work could begin to get the site back on track for development. Now that knowledge is becoming a hard reality.
Over the last dozen years, a story of damaging budget cuts is not hard to find in Louisiana, whether in agencies dealing with battered kids or paroled convicts, consumer protection or environmental enforcement.
In winning the Heisman Trophy in New York on Saturday, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow stirred the hearts of Tiger fans around the world. His acceptance speech also resonated in the broader civic life of Louisiana, yielding lessons of value far beyond …