On Saturday, The Bayou Brief’s Lamar White, Jr. discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Mississippi Senate race, following his release of two videos showing Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith making a bizarre comment about public hanging and endorsing voter suppression efforts.
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When I shared Sen. Hyde-Smith’s comment about being on the front row of a public hanging, I didn’t characterize it as a joke for a reason.
The swift opposition by the Louisiana Attorney General and the interim Secretary of State has nothing to do with the law.
Win or lose, Beto O’Rourke has permanently changed how campaigns should be run in the age of social media, and in so doing, he has reintroduced the fundamentals of retail politics, a style of electioneering that Louisiana had once mastered more fully than anywhere else.
Objections to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline demonstrate how the system is rigged.
The Obama Justice Department thought Ville Platte, Louisiana — where officers jail witnesses to crimes — could become a model of how to erase policing abuses that plague small towns across the nation. Jeff Sessions decided not to bother.
The African-American Caddo Parish Commissioner has championed the removal of a Confederate monument at the parish courthouse.
During his two years in Congress, Rep. Clay Higgins has continually championed violent, anti-government extremists. As he seeks reelection, Louisianians can no longer afford to look the other way.
Governor issues special session call, and “historic” legislation finds favor from the House.
“Let us be candid: innocence, though presumed by our system, is currently bad for our bottom line.” – Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Johnson