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Louisiana’s Fourth Branch of Government, 1976-1991

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.

Opinion | Reclaiming The New South

If the Democratic Party truly cares about improving education, reducing poverty, reforming the criminal justice system, confronting racism, saving the environment, protecting against institutionalized discrimination, guaranteeing the First Amendment, and eliminating the scourge of political corruption, then it needs to put its money where its mouth is.