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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

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Doxxieland: Unmasking the Racist Resistance

As the COVID pandemic continues its devastation in Louisiana, a pair of conservative talk radio hosts spearhead a campaign that purports to be about opposing government-imposed restrictions but appears to be a proxy for defenders of the Lost Cause.

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...

“Some Thoughts” on the Life of New Orleans Renaissance Man Michael Martin

The acclaimed actor and "guerrilla-theater impresario" died on April 26th at the age of 63.

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.

State Rep. Ray Garofalo’s Proposed Ban On Teaching Critical Race Theory Becomes a Lost Cause After He Comments on “the Good” of Slavery

During Tuesday's nearly four-hour long discussion by members of the Louisiana state House Education Committee about a bill that sought to prohibit the teaching...
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