Louisiana’s greatest asset is its multiculturalism, but the state’s greatest liability is arguably a more defining characteristic: Bigotry and intolerance are still the most powerful organizing forces in state and local politics.
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The stakes are far too high, and in any case in which a defendant’s primary appeal to the public is to focus on how much money lawyers are making or could be making, they are hoping the public will be distracted enough to forget to ask the most important question, “Are you guilty?”
After American journalists were murdered in their newsroom, a well-known Louisiana Twitter account taunted The Times-Picayune.
During her seven decades as an activist, Kahn became one of Louisiana’s most powerful, behind-the-scenes political organizers.
While he lobbied to receive personal tax information on Medicaid recipients, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told a federal circuit court in California that disclosing the names of Americans for Prosperity’s top donors was an unconstitutional intrusion on privacy that could be abused by powerful elected officials.
As we enter the next special session, Louisiana legislators have one easy way to ensure success. The votes are there, but the courage may not be.
With only one year left before he is term-limited from office, State Sen. Martiny calls out his fellow Republicans and reveals that Americans for Prosperity engages in activities that many would consider unethical and potentially extortionist.
“It is a sad day for the state of Louisiana,” the governor said. “You saw a minority in the House put politics over people.”
The right-wing think tank published the methodology of its “study” claiming that solving Louisiana’s fiscal cliff would hurt the state’s economy.
We ran state government on the fumes generated by talking points for most of the past decade. It bankrupted us. Now it’s time we learn some simple economics and basic arithmetic.