The self-published memoir by Greg Meffert, New Orleans’ disgraced former Chief Technology Officer, reveals a brash opportunist at the center of a massive public corruption scandal. Meffert’s book has moments of insight, but ultimately, “Landfall” is about a man who still struggles to acknowledge the extent of his own downfall.
A review by Peter Athas.
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.
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.
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.
The retired Lt. Colonel becomes the House Majority Whip’s third announced opponent.
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.
In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.