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“Some Thoughts” on the Life of New Orleans Renaissance Man Michael Martin

The acclaimed actor and "guerrilla-theater impresario" died on April 26th at the age of 63.

Déjà Vu All Over Again

13th Ward Ramblings on New Orleans elections past and present.

State Rep. Ray Garofalo’s Proposed Ban On Teaching Critical Race Theory Becomes a Lost Cause After He Comments on “the Good” of Slavery

During Tuesday's nearly four-hour long discussion by members of the Louisiana state House Education Committee about a bill that sought to prohibit the teaching...
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Troy Carter is Best Qualified to Fight for and Achieve Universal Healthcare Coverage

By Barbara Major and Dr. Brobson Lutz For the first time in more than a decade, the second congressional district of Louisiana will have a...

On Karen Carter Peterson, Troy Carter, and the Crisis of Purpose in Louisiana Politics

Editor's Note: The Bayou Brief will not be making any endorsements in the uncommonly crowded Special Election for Louisiana's Second Congressional District. This column...

Two Major SCOTUS Decisions Reveal How Louisiana Squanders Tax Dollars To Justify Taking Away People’s Rights

In Ramos v. Louisiana and June Medical Services v. Russo, the United States Supreme Court rejected the arguments made by state Attorney General Jeff Landry, who spent a fortune defending laws that voters and the Court had already struck down.

Bessemer: A Cautionary Tale

Ghost town of a single-industry economy

In Recognition of the Magic of Lamar White, Jr: Bayou Brief Publisher Honored with 40 Under 40

By Cayman Clevenger, Chairman of the Board of the Bayou Brief, New Orleans, LA On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in a packed conference room on the...

Baptism by Fire: A Controversial Chemical Plant in the Center of Cancer Alley

Years after the EPA cited health risks from the Denka Performance Elastomer plant in Louisiana's St. John the Baptist Parish, is enough being done to protect the surrounding community?

In Louisiana, Confederate Monuments Have No Place In Front of a Courthouse. Remove All of Them. Now.

These monuments don’t belong where people of all races go to seek justice, fairness and equality, because we all can agree that the Confederacy never stood for that.
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The (Second) Louisiana Progressive?

Troy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt, Whit Martin, and the Mantle of Louisiana Progressivism
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“Some Thoughts” on the Life of New Orleans Renaissance Man Michael Martin

The acclaimed actor and "guerrilla-theater impresario" died on April 26th at the age of 63.

Déjà Vu All Over Again

13th Ward Ramblings on New Orleans elections past and present.

State Rep. Ray Garofalo’s Proposed Ban On Teaching Critical Race Theory Becomes a Lost Cause After He Comments on “the Good” of Slavery

During Tuesday's nearly four-hour long discussion by members of the Louisiana state House Education Committee about a bill that sought to prohibit the teaching...