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Governor Warbucks & Uncle Earl

Peter Athas on the death of former Governor Mike Foster and how Trump's illness has evoked the final years of Earl K. Long.

2020 Fatigue

13th Ward Ramblings on bad years in American history, Metry woman's nomination to SCOTUS, Jeff Landry, the Gret Stet Senate race, and the NOLA go-cup controversy.

Stuck On Stupid

13th Ward Ramblings on the Louisiana Democratic party, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, and wayward wingnut pundit Dan Fagan.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Writing My Katrinaversary Column

Peter Athas on hurricanes past and present.

Book Review: Trump Trumps Trump

Peter Athas reviews Mary Trump’s "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man."

Mask Wars

Peter Athas on political performance art and three of its Louisiana practitioners: Danny McCormick, Dan Fagan, and Jeff Landry. Freedom, man

The Rename Game

Jefferson, Jefferson, bo-befferson. Banana-fana fo-fefferson. Fee-fi-mo-mefferson. Jefferson.

American Roulette

The 13th Ward Rambler spins Fortuna’s Wheel, landing on Ignatius Reilly, Phase Two in NOLA, Slave Owner Statues, and the Nykvolution.

Rambling On My Mind

Peter Athas rambles on about protests, the pandemic, and Picvocate columnist Dan Fagan.

The Age Of Uncertainty

Peter Athas on the late John Kenneth Galbraith, masking, fired sanitation workers, and Louisiana pandemic politics.