Donald Trump didn't create a "new" Republican Party. He just plastered his brand on a faction of the party already dominant in the Deep South. As history reveals and as GOP leaders in Louisiana continue to prove, this isn't the "party of Lincoln." It's a party founded on and animated by the politics of racial segregation.
Louisiana's attorney general is now considered a leading contender in the 2023 governor's race, but while his record of intransigent and pugilistic partisanship may have made him into a force among the far-right, it also threatens to undermine his credibility with an electorate that scrutinizes gubernatorial candidates far more extensively than the electorate that shows up during federal elections. In this sweeping review of Landry's career in politics, we consider the issues most likely to dominate any discussion about whether he is qualified to lead one of the most diverse and most economically disadvantaged states in the nation.
As the U.S. Senate soon considers whether or not to convict former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, we consider the complicity of his most ardent and influential supporters in Louisiana, a state that played a critical part in fomenting outrage by propagating the Big Lie. This is the first in a three-part series.
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.
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.
Donald Trump's fantastical and baseless claims of voter fraud should sound familiar to most Louisiana voters. They're nearly identical to the bogus allegations that Republican Woody Jenkins made when he attempted to overturn Mary Landrieu's victory in 1996.
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator recently generated national and international condemnation for comments that seemed to laud slavery.
But the real surprise is that the more interesting story is about a dog park.
If Jeff Landry wants Louisiana to believe his decision to investigate New Orleans Mayor-elect Cantrell's spending is credible and based on a legitimate concern for the public's interest, then he should first account for his own.