James Michalopoulos’ solo exhibition “Heart of the Matter: The Celebration of the Essential in Everyday Life” will be on display at Shreveport’s R.W. Norton Museum until Dec. 15.
“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

THE LATEST

“Combat in the Courtroom” Chronicles the Extraordinary Career of a Legendary Louisiana Lawyer

During his 60 year career, criminal defense attorney Mike Fawer represented poor people, rich people, accused murderers, civil rights icons, and corrupt politicians in some of the most sensational cases in Louisiana history.

Now Be Thankful

Peter Athas reflects on Thanksgivings past and present and pays tribute to the late Congresswoman Cathy Long.

OPINIONS AND COMMENTARY

Now Be Thankful

Peter Athas reflects on Thanksgivings past and present and pays tribute to the late Congresswoman Cathy Long.

Ode to Coach O

Peter Athas pays tribute to LSU football, after its victory over Nick Saban’s Alabama, and to Coach O., the ultimate underdog.

Going for Broke

Throughout Wednesday night’s gubernatorial debate, Eddie Rispone demonstrated an astonishing lack of knowledge about the job he seeks and the state he hopes to lead.

The Winning Message

How John Bel Edwards’ disciplined message and GumboPAC’s relentless, brilliant series of ads about his opponents defused the most powerful weapon in the Republican Party’s arsenal, Donald J. Trump, and won the Deep South Democrat a second term in office.

EDUCATION

In 2012, almost all of Sci Academy’s seniors were accepted at college; seven years...

Nearly all the seniors at this charter school went to college. Only 6 out of 52 finished on time.

The Other General

William Tecumseh Sherman was the school's first superintendent, but "the father of LSU" was a Virginia-born aristocrat who moved to Rapides Parish, earned a fortune through his cotton plantation, and then lost almost everything during the Civil War.

Louisiana College’s Draconian Policies on Social Media Use Horrifies Students, Professors, and Alumni

Multiple students believe the policy, among other things, will prevent victims from coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse.

WRECKED: HOW CAR INSURANCE TAKES LOUISIANA FOR A RIDE

Deployment Penalty: How Big Auto Insurers Hike Premiums on Returning Vets

In what amounts to a deployment penalty, several large Louisiana car insurers raise rates, in some cases by nearly 30%, on National Guard...

Insurance Commissioner Donelon Accepts $20K from Man Indicted for Attempting to...

Since 2015, Donelon has received more than $680,000 in campaign donations from insurance companies and agents.

Major Insurers Charge Louisiana’s Blue-Collar Workers More for Basic Coverage Than...

The research highlights a problem that impacts a significant proportion of Louisiana drivers, yet one that was apparently unknown to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.

The Task Farce: What a Missing Report Reveals About the Insurance...

On April 15th, when state Rep. Kirk Talbot first introduced HB 372, a now-defeated proposal that had been known as the...

VIDEO: Douglas Heller, Nationally-Acclaimed Auto Insurance Expert, Eviscerates LABI-Backed “Reform” Bill

If you’ve had a hard time understanding why car insurance became such a thorny issue this session, watch this video.

Driven Into the Ground

This afternoon, following a nearly four hour-long debate, Louisiana state Rep. Kirk Talbot’s sweeping tort reform...

Books for Your Gift List

“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Book Review | Nothing to Write Home About: Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House

In her debut memoir, Broom misapprehends the geography of the city and reveals a disorientation with the lived experiences of Black New Orleans.

Book Review | “Back in the Game” by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise

A politician’s memoir that somehow avoids all mention of the politician’s politics.

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PETROSTATE

THE CAPITOL BRIEF by Sue Lincoln

The Most Premeditated of Murders

“I don’t know what Bible they’re readin’, but that’s not what my Bible says.” – Michelle Perkins

The Pessimism and Optimism of Conservatism

"If our costs spike because of an economic downturn, we've got to find the money to pay for it." -- Conrad Appel

Up in Arms About Firearms

“This is protecting small businesses from big financial institutions that make social policies that are discriminatory." -- Rep. Blake Miguez

Some Lawmakers Lacking In the Spirit of the Season

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in.” – Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1865

Oh Robeline, Why Can’t I Drive Through?

“As I was motivatin' over the hill I saw Maybellene in a coup de ville. A Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road, Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford…. Maybellene, why can't you be true? Oh…” – Chuck Berry, “Maybellene”

From A(ppropriations) to F(inance), with REC In-Between

"I look forward to working with the Legislature to approve a responsible budget." - Gov. John Bel Edwards

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