Monday, January 18, 2021

Peter Athas

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Screentime for Corona: The Meltdown (part 3 of 3)

The third installment chronicling one family’s struggle to survive online schooling during the pandemic. CLICK HERE to read Part 1. And click HERE to read...

20 from 2020: Photographs of New Orleans During America’s Year of Peril

A retrospective on a memorable year most of us would rather forget.

The Tribulations and Trials of Edwin W. Edwards

The first of a three-part retrospective on the wild ride of Louisiana’s only four-term governor and the sensational and deeply flawed trial that ended with a ruling many believed amounted to a death sentence. We begin with a conversation with a man who knows more about Edwards’ legal saga than anyone else on the planet other than the former governor himself: Edwards’ legendary criminal defense attorney, Mike Fawer.
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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.

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.
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An Insurrection Born on the Bayou

In 1963, the nation was forever changed by the actions of a man who was born in Louisiana but moved to Texas. Today, as we piece together how the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was organized, the country is now focused on the actions of a man who was born in Texas but moved to Louisiana.
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Screentime for Corona: The Meltdown (part 3 of 3)

The third installment chronicling one family’s struggle to survive online schooling during the pandemic. CLICK HERE to read Part 1. And click HERE to read...

20 from 2020: Photographs of New Orleans During America’s Year of Peril

A retrospective on a memorable year most of us would rather forget.

The Tribulations and Trials of Edwin W. Edwards

The first of a three-part retrospective on the wild ride of Louisiana’s only four-term governor and the sensational and deeply flawed trial that ended with a ruling many believed amounted to a death sentence. We begin with a conversation with a man who knows more about Edwards’ legal saga than anyone else on the planet other than the former governor himself: Edwards’ legendary criminal defense attorney, Mike Fawer.