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The Epic Lives of Edwin W. Edwards, 1927-2021

"I have always loved Louisiana, its people, its bayous, its land, and its eternal joie d'vie. That's my hope for you: That you will...

The House That Chep Built

13th Ward Ramblings on former Mayor Chep Morrison, and Mayor Cantrell's proposal to relocate New Orleans City Hall to Treme.

Jeff Landry Reports His Campaign Spent Over $120K for Alligator Hunting Tags. There’s Just One Problem.

Before he won his first election, a campaign for Louisiana's Third Congressional District in 2010, Jeff Landry's claim to fame was his victory, ten...
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The House That Chep Built

13th Ward Ramblings on former Mayor Chep Morrison, and Mayor Cantrell's proposal to relocate New Orleans City Hall to Treme.

Déjà Vu All Over Again

13th Ward Ramblings on New Orleans elections past and present.

March Musings, Not Madness

13th Ward Ramblings about the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, the Second District Congressional race, and the Shame of LSU.

The 14th Month Of 2020

13th Ward Ramblings on Carnival past and present, Stephen Perry and the New Orleans tourism cabal.

Louisiana Potpourri For $400, Alex

What are 13th Ward Ramblings on Alex Trebek, Carnival 2021, Cedric Richmond, Karen Carter Peterson, and Jason Williams?

Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last

Peter Athas on the 2020 election, Steve Kornacki, baseball history, and why Joe Biden is like nice guy Mel Ott and Donald Trump is like Leo "The Lip" Durocher.

Too Much Is On The Ballot

13th Ward ramblings on the 2020 election, Orleans Parish style. Sidney Torres is NOT on the ballot; he just acts like he is.

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.
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Joe Badon’s Cinema of the Weird

On the Northshore of New Orleans, where things can get fairly unremarkable from time to time, lives a filmmaker and artist whose work I’ve...
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The Epic Lives of Edwin W. Edwards, 1927-2021

"I have always loved Louisiana, its people, its bayous, its land, and its eternal joie d'vie. That's my hope for you: That you will...

The House That Chep Built

13th Ward Ramblings on former Mayor Chep Morrison, and Mayor Cantrell's proposal to relocate New Orleans City Hall to Treme.

Jeff Landry Reports His Campaign Spent Over $120K for Alligator Hunting Tags. There’s Just One Problem.

Before he won his first election, a campaign for Louisiana's Third Congressional District in 2010, Jeff Landry's claim to fame was his victory, ten...