A small Southern Baptist college in Pineville, LA tried to get a lawsuit dismissed alleging that they refused to hire a football coach because he has “Jewish blood.”
That’s just the latest chapter in the decline of a once-respected liberal arts university.
In his clashes with the press, the Kingfish used legislation, slander, and even physical force to control the message.
Following the revelation that a subcontractor for utility giant Entergy had paid actors to support its bid for a controversial new power plant in New Orleans, the company now finds itself in a public relations meltdown.
Louisiana’s greatest asset is its multiculturalism, but the state’s greatest liability is arguably a more defining characteristic: Bigotry and intolerance are still the most powerful organizing forces in state and local politics.
The stakes are far too high, and in any case in which a defendant’s primary appeal to the public is to focus on how much money lawyers are making or could be making, they are hoping the public will be distracted enough to forget to ask the most important question, “Are you guilty?”
After American journalists were murdered in their newsroom, a well-known Louisiana Twitter account taunted The Times-Picayune.
During her seven decades as an activist, Kahn became one of Louisiana’s most powerful, behind-the-scenes political organizers.
In a speech to the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Leger talks candidly about the problems facing the state government. These are his full remarks, as prepared for delivery.
While he lobbied to receive personal tax information on Medicaid recipients, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told a federal circuit court in California that disclosing the names of Americans for Prosperity’s top donors was an unconstitutional intrusion on privacy that could be abused by powerful elected officials.
As we enter the next special session, Louisiana legislators have one easy way to ensure success. The votes are there, but the courage may not be.