Lamar is the publisher and founder of the Bayou Brief; a native of Alexandria, Louisiana; a graduate of Alexandria Senior High School, Rice University in Houston, and SMU’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas, and an award-winning muckraker. He was the last person Andrew Breitbart ever insulted (and apologized to), and he’s responsible for breaking a series of national news stories about racism and political corruption in Texas, Mississippi, and his beloved Louisiana. He lives in Gert Town in New Orleans along with his vicious golden retrievers, Lucy Ana and Ruby Bridges.
There have been so many marches that I forget some of them until I look back through my iPhotos. From one of the early marches, I have a picture of an attendee holding a sign that read: “We can do this every weekend.”
Younger people just don't vote — that's the conventional wisdom, anyway. But we’ve seen a boost in turnout for voters under age 45 in recent elections in New Orleans. Will this trend continue into the upcoming local races this fall?
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.