In Louisiana, the oil and gas industry sells two products: Energy and fear.
Posts by: Lamar White, Jr.: Page 15
New Orleans politics is always interesting and entertaining, even when it’s appalling.
There are more than 72,000 Louisianians on probation and parole who are banned by state law from exercising their citizenship in the voting booth. Can it be right for these “returning citizens” to remain disenfranchised indefinitely?
It’s shaping up to be a strange year in American politics. But for the state of Louisiana, 1972 was a year whose tumult gives the chaos of 2017 a run for its money.
Baton Rouge police union liaison John Delgado referred to beneficiaries of B.R.A.V.E. funding as “young gang-bangers” after a contentious Metro Council meeting. The lack of attention to his comments highlights the city’s large racial divide.
Collectively, these women became known as the Jeff Davis 8, and to this day, with the exception of the location of Huey P. Long’s deduct box, their murders remain the most significant and most astonishing unsolved mystery in the state of Louisiana. It may also be the biggest cover-up in Louisiana’s history, which is saying something.
In a New York Times op-ed in May, New Orleans author Michael Tisserand wrote about the Confederate monuments that at the time were yet ...
Read an excerpt from Edward J. Branley’s forthcoming “Krauss: The New Orleans Value Store,” to be released by The History Press in September.
A powerful sheriff, his chief deputy, the Lt. Governor, the Attorney General, and the state Rep. who chairs the Appropriations Committee all have one thing in common, and it’s not just their party affiliation.
Political leaders whose jobs depend on galvanizing an ephemeral majority of those governed rarely speak to their constituents with genuine and profound moral clarity. There ...