When state aid to higher education goes down, tuition goes up and the poor are hit especially hard.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Jazz great Irvin Mayfield and his sidekick Ronald Markham are in a heap of trouble, but they, or at least their attorneys, are not cowed.
Thursday, October 04, 2018
In the latest news, the air between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is even more poisonous than we thought, more than a quarter of Louisiana's children live in poverty and a brain-eating amoeba has shown up in the water near Shreveport.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Brexit is more likely to help than hurt Louisiana, according to Greater New Orleans Inc. President Michael Hecht, but much will depend on how President Donald Trump gets on with Prime Minister Theresa May.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Orleans Parish covers 350 square miles, so it is unlikely that 10 new surveillance cameras will catch or deter all the litterers and illegal dumpers out there.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The day after New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell flouted state law in her purge of top brass at the Sewerage & Water Board, the press reported that her executive counsel was not eligible to practice in Louisiana.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa during World War II, may not have many fans among today's students, but a word he coined is all the rage on university campuses, including LSU's.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
There are powerful moral reasons to boycott Nike, which relies on sweatshop labor in such distant parts as Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam to turn out sports gear with the swoosh that says rip-off.
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Supporters of Cleo Fields have long suggested it is unfair of The Advocate to keep dredging up the FBI tape that shows him getting a large wad of cash from ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards and stuffing it in his pocket.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Saturday, September 01, 2018
The air is thick with apologies from Catholic prelates these days, and New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond was warmly received by a large congregation when he added his voice to the chorus last week.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson didn't like each other, and Take 'Em Down Nola, which held its latest protest march last week, thinks they were both right.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
If the judges of New Orleans Criminal Court are so worried about money, maybe they shouldn't have appealed federal court rulings that it is unconstitutional to give the destitute a choice between scraping some money together or going to jail.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
In March, Chicago announced plans to ban banks from bond deals unless they quit doing business with companies selling high-powered guns and bump stocks to all and sundry.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Most every time a lawsuit is settled, it seems, the terms will be confidential and the loser will claim that absolutely no wrong was committed.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
New Orleans was preparing to put up statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his general P.G.T. Beauregard in 1907, when Valentine Merz opened his brewery.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Riverboat casino owners will need to shell out for a few extras — a hotel or conference center, say — to get permission from the state Gaming Control Board to move operations onshore.
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Readers of the London Times last week found themselves looking at a picture of David Duke wearing the robes of a Grand Wizard 40 years ago.
Sunday, August 05, 2018
Louisiana has cops out the wazoo. With four for every thousand people, we leave every other state in the dust. The national average is just over two.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
It always produces a frisson when the secrets of the rich and famous are inadvertently revealed, all the more so when they involve a dispute over a last will and testament.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
You'd think, with such a name as his, that state Attorney General Jeff Landry would take more pride in Louisiana's French heritage.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
It's about time a Louisiana native moved into the White House, but the country may have to wait a bit longer before such a blessing becomes possible.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
It was only in January this year that Neilson Rizzuto drew a five-year sentence for injuring 32 people, many of them seriously, when he got into his car dead drunk and drove into the crowd waiting for Endymion in 2017.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Pretty much the world's first inkling that the Catholic hierarchy had been shielding pedophile priests came when Lafayette's Gilbert Gauthe pleaded guilty in 1985.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
You, no doubt, spend a lot of time fretting about the dusky gopher frog, especially since St. Tammany Parish is central to its gradual slide into oblivion.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Saturday, July 07, 2018
The angel Gabriel must have been a sight to behold with that silver trumpet, but Irvin Mayfield went one better.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
The Louisiana Supreme Court just reversed a district judge to uphold the constitutionality of a booze tax passed by the New Orleans City Council in 2016.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Rudy Giuliani and President Donald Trump are in sync less often than lawyers ideally are with their top clients, their latest rift emerging in Louisiana.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
The taxpayer has already shelled out plenty for the frame-up that sent Reginald Adams to prison for 34 years, but Ronnie Bodenheimer, without whom it could never have happened, wants to put another $70,000 on our tab.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
If the state Ethics Board upholds a complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the criminal justice system in Louisiana may be left be reeling and on the verge of collapse in some parishes.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Baton Rouge is not only the nation's AIDS capital, but has a high percentage of residents without health insurance.
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.”