Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Bayou Brief Adds COO and Chief Cultural Columnist

Cayman Clevenger Relinquishes Board Seat to Become Bayou Brief COO, Lydia Y. Nichols Joins as Chief Cultural Reporter

ELECTIONS AND POLITICS

Doc Abraham Claims He “Gave Up His Practice,” Also Claims Income from New Clinic

Louisiana has a long and sordid history of embracing politicians who bend – and sometimes even break...

BRIEFLY SPEAKING PODCAST

PODCAST: Meet the Candidate- Leslie Bourque (HD 43)

Leslie is challenging a two-term incumbent who has never before faced an opponent.

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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...

ARTS AND CULTURE

Briefly Shopping: The Bayou Brief’s Badass Gifts and Rare Collectibles

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our merchandise page, Briefly Shopping, which will continually carry...

The Heart of Everyman

EDUCATION

OPINIONS AND COMMENTARY

Yesterday, “America’s weatherman,” Al Roker, provided some unsolicited advice to the good people of New Orleans: If he lived here, he would “make plans now” to evacuate. It’s a good idea to be prepared to evacuate any time you find yourself located within a potential hurricane’s...
News analysis by Peter Athas of the newspaper war between The Advocate and Times-Picayune.
In Act 1, Sue Lincoln returns to the Bayou Brief with a poignant personal letter about the support she received from an unlikely acquaintance. And in Act 2, she takes that advice to call out a billionaire who has been spilling much more than opinions on education policy.

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

ENVIRONMENT

Saga of St. Rosalie: The Deal of 4/5 of the Century

hinky: adjective. A word which means questionable, unreliable, suspect. It refers to something which is not quite right, something out of place, causing concern.

The Saga of St. Rosalie: A None-Too-Rosy Past

"There are three things that matter in property: location, location, location." -- Lord Harold Samuel, British real estate tycoon

After a Pipeline Ravaged His Farm, Rep. Ralph Abraham Sued Big Oil

Yet as a candidate for governor, Abraham has criticized those who seek to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for environmental damages.

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