In his clashes with the press, the Kingfish used legislation, slander, and even physical force to control the message.
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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.
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.