Sunday, March 7, 2021
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The DeSoto Parish Matter: “These Are the Facts As We See Them”

In rural northwest Louisiana, where fracking is now king, a state agency declared an environmental emergency. Months later, some affected residents and property owners still haven't been told. Sue Lincoln reports on her meeting with officials in Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources in Part Five of the series "F#*ck This."

Drill, Baby, Drill!

Part 3 of our continuing "F**CK THIS" series.

Frack Soup

Part two of our series examining the oil and gas fracking industry, and Louisiana’s troubled marriage with it.

It Starts with F and Ends with C, K

This is the first in a multi-part Bayou Brief series examining the oil and gas fracking industry, and Louisiana’s troubled marriage with it.

Happily Ever After — For Most

“The people of our great state are not going to wake up tomorrow morning finding the Legislature waved some magic wand and all of our problems have gone away. But they’re going to wake up to a state that is poised for real long-term success.” - Gov. John Bel Edwards

Digging In: Entrenchment on the Far Right

“Although there is immense pressure to vote for more taxes, I believe we can find other ways to fund government adequately." - Rep. Jay Morris

Titanic Disaster

“It’s a crying damn shame.” - Gov. John Bel Edwards

B is for Budget, Backlash, and Bologna

"I appreciate Rep. Leger’s belt and suspenders approach, but it’s not necessary." - Rep. Cameron Henry

Leadership and the Lack Thereof

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18


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.

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...

Carlos Marcello and the Making of a Mafia Myth

In the second part of the Bayou Brief’s Godfather Trilogy, we trace Marcello’s meteoric rise to power, his covert connections to a dark web of gangsters and racketeers and a secret society known as Cosa Nostra, and the spectacle of the city that would catapult him into the national spotlight.

A tribute to the Louisiana resident who pushed back against Rush Limbaugh’s on-air Katrina misinformation campaign

Ray Davis, better known as musician and psychedelic guru Ray Bong, celebrated his 65th birthday in January, 16 years after speaking to Rush Limbaugh...

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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