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.
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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
“Shocking and saddening.” Federal funding from HUD is now in jeopardy, while the Louisiana Attorney General continues to use taxpayer money on self-promotion.
The House Majority Whip’s remarkable recovery after an assassination attempt compelled and inspired Americans. If he runs to replace Paul Ryan, he’ll need to do something else courageous: Confront the scandal that nearly toppled his political career.
One House committee chairman is shutting out and shutting down citizen testimony on bills.