Lamar White, Jr.

Lamar White, Jr.
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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.

Opinion | Garret Graves Wants To Treat Families On Food Stamps Like Felons On...

Ever since Ronald Reagan decried “welfare queens driving Cadillacs,” Republicans have used public assistance as a dog whistle to their white voters, roughly meaning “lazy black freeloaders.”

Opinion | Smart Policy, Not Petty Politics, Guided Gov. Edwards To Reject GOP Leader...

Years ago, I would have never anticipated that Harris would be such a force in statewide politics, but that's not because I ever underestimated him. I just never realized how hyper-partisan he would become.

LA State Sen. Beth Mizell: “No Real Citizen” Wanted White Supremacist Monuments Torn Down

According to Mizell, "no real citizen" wanted those statues removed, which, incidentally, is the same thing that Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee thought about the citizenship of African-Americans. 

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James Carville and Mitch Landrieu on the Importance of City Leadership in the Trump...

There have been more presidents of the USCM from New Orleans than from any other city in the nation.   

“That did not happen. It’s fake news.” How Louisiana Conservatives Have Been Taken for...

The Hayride pockets tens of thousands of dollars from Republican politicians and conservative interest groups, deceiving its readers with phony stories framed as legitimate news.

AG Landry Has Been Making Arrests in New Orleans. That’s Likely Illegal, According to...

Both Judge Susie Morgan and City Attorney Rebecca Dietz underscored support for Landry's cooperation with crime prevention efforts and investigations, provided he complies with the law.

Shreveport’s Biblical Struggle over a 3.5-Mile Inner City Highway

For the past seven years, a David & Goliath struggle has taken place in Shreveport over the proposal to build a 3.6-mile long inner city...

When Democrats Succeed, Women Succeed

As a Democrat working to rebuild after 2016, and a pro-choice woman, who not only organizes in Louisiana but also lives and votes here,...

Why Southern Democrats Struggle With The Politics of Abortion

Democrats--particularly Democrats outside of the South--do a tremendous disservice to the party when they insist that pro-life candidates should not have a seat inside of our Big Tent.