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.
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In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.
“He is the Grover Norquist of Louisiana, as if we needed another Grover Norquist.”
Residents of the Lower Ninth Ward vigorously oppose the Army Corps of Engineers’ $1 billion plan to widen the Industrial Canal, fearing it could destroy a neighborhood and a culture that Katrina nearly wiped out. Environmental scientists and independent engineers agree.
For the past two years, State Rep. Cameron Henry (R-Metairie) has claimed an income range of between $38,000 to $78,000. Last year, his campaign and PAC spent more than $120,000, far more than any other current member of the legislature.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans should be unifying, not divisive. This year, the “Lost Causers” and the “Chadders” tried their best to ruin the fun.
Before next week’s special session, Gov. Edwards should consider renting the classic 1982 movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
The event is being hosted by Represent.us, a non-profit organization that seeks to “bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections,” and The Bayou Brief is proud to be one of two Louisiana-based sponsors, along with our friends at Louisiana Progress.
Edward Snowden appeared virtually via Google Hangout for a compelling discussion about surveillance, and why he risked his life to leak information to the press.
The congressman, who is eyeing a race for governor, missed at least six different votes as a result.