When I shared Sen. Hyde-Smith’s comment about being on the front row of a public hanging, I didn’t characterize it as a joke for a reason.
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Two Louisiana political advisors seemed destined for an office in the West Wing, until a scandal sank Gary Hart’s campaign.
Win or lose, Beto O’Rourke has permanently changed how campaigns should be run in the age of social media, and in so doing, he has reintroduced the fundamentals of retail politics, a style of electioneering that Louisiana had once mastered more fully than anywhere else.
The African-American Caddo Parish Commissioner has championed the removal of a Confederate monument at the parish courthouse.
A small Southern Baptist college in Pineville, LA tried to get a lawsuit dismissed alleging that they refused to hire a football coach because he has “Jewish blood.”
That’s just the latest chapter in the decline of a once-respected liberal arts university.
In his clashes with the press, the Kingfish used legislation, slander, and even physical force to control the message.
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.
During her seven decades as an activist, Kahn became one of Louisiana’s most powerful, behind-the-scenes political organizers.
During the past 20 years, a small group of anti-government ideologues has transformed state politics by preaching fiscal responsibility. Quietly, they’ve also collected billions in tax breaks, incentives, and government contracts. Part one of an ongoing series.
83 years after Huey P. Long’s death, it is time for the Louisiana State Police to acknowledge what the work of historians and forensic scientists has revealed.