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The (Second) Louisiana Progressive?

Troy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt, Whit Martin, and the Mantle of Louisiana Progressivism

The Stupid Party Rages On

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.

The Brazen Cajun

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.

Who Do You Play For?

Personal profits triumph over needs of people that certain politicians presumably represent

How Louisiana Republicans Trumpeted the Big Lie: Gen. Mayhem

Clay Higgins may have been Louisiana's first "Trumpian" politician, but Landry was its first Tea Party radical.

How Louisiana Republicans Trumpeted the Big Lie: Rousing a Reckoning

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.

An Insurrection Born on the Bayou

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 Tribulations and Trials of Edwin W. Edwards

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.

Landslide Landrieu and the GOP Plot to Steal a Seat in the United States Senate

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.

Something Doesn’t Check Out

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell pitches voters on a ballot proposition she claims would fund an early childhood education program, but read the fine print.

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A White Sheriff’s Portrait of the City’s First Black Mayor

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.

Set in Louisiana: Top 40 Movies, 1938- Present

I'm back with a non-Carnival related piece. It is, however, inspired by the theme of this year's Bacchus parade: Starring Louisiana. It was their best theme in years and...

Theater of the Absurd: How A Louisiana Extremist Helped the Trump Campaign Manufacture Outrage

Months before Tuesday's election, a controversial GOP operative with ties to Baton Rouge began planning a series of voter fraud protests across the nation.

The Extra Mile: Jeff Landry charges taxpayers for his drive to work

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.

Louisiana Tunes: The Top 50* Songs About the Gret Stet

* Technically, 59 songs, but what’s wrong with a little lagniappe?
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