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.
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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.
The region’s leading newspaper and television stations have yet to report on a visit by a man who travels with a Secret Service detail and is well-known on every corner of the planet.
In recognition of Women’s History month, The Bayou Brief features a multi-part series on the career of former three-term U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, arguably the most accomplished woman in Louisiana political history.
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.
In the prologue to his compelling and evocative new memoir, former Louisiana Gov. Roemer candidly opens up about how his life has changed since suffering a stroke three years ago and why he was inspired to share the stories of his childhood home in south Bossier Parish.
As exemplified in the current debate over a courthouse monument, the failure to confront Shreveport’s brutal past still haunts the final capital city of the Confederacy to acknowledge defeat.
In an extended interview, Donna Brazile talks about her faith in the future of Louisiana, about the Alabama senate race, about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and about some of the internal decisions made by the Clinton campaign that may have cost the Democratic nominee the election, which she details in “Hacks,” her controversial new memoir.
In 2017, former Congressman William Jennings “Dollar Bill” Jefferson is a living, breathing cautionary tale.
For the last two and a half years, Traigle has been living in Charlotte, North Carolina. A man who once seemed to be everywhere in Baton Rouge suddenly vanished and, until now, hasn’t spoken to anyone in the Louisiana media.