Neelyism (noun): a scripted aphorism made by chronic kibitzer and soundbite machine Sen. John Neely Kennedy.
Posts by: Peter Athas
Peter Athas argues that in the age of Trump, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has a compelling reason to look at the presidency and think, “Why not me?”
Two Louisiana political advisors seemed destined for an office in the West Wing, until a scandal sank Gary Hart’s campaign.
The self-published memoir by Greg Meffert, New Orleans’ disgraced former Chief Technology Officer, reveals a brash opportunist at the center of a massive public corruption scandal. Meffert’s book has moments of insight, but ultimately, “Landfall” is about a man who still struggles to acknowledge the extent of his own downfall.
A review by Peter Athas.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans should be unifying, not divisive. This year, the “Lost Causers” and the “Chadders” tried their best to ruin the fun.
In 2017, former Congressman William Jennings “Dollar Bill” Jefferson is a living, breathing cautionary tale.
I’ve spent most of the fall saying that the 2017 mayoral campaign is a snooze fest. What a difference a week makes. Team Charbonnet has given the proceedings a jolt equivalent to a double espresso without any froth, foam, or icky sweeteners. Who needs sugar when you’ve drawn blood? I should apologize for the mixed metaphor, but I like it, so I won’t.
Peter Athas is uninspired by the first-string candidates in New Orleans’ mayoral race.
New Orleans politics is always interesting and entertaining, even when it’s appalling.