During the past 20 years, a small group of anti-government ideologues has transformed state politics by preaching fiscal responsibility. Quietly, they’ve also collected billions in tax breaks, incentives, and government contracts. Part two of an ongoing series.
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Before next week’s special session, Gov. Edwards should consider renting the classic 1982 movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
In the prologue to his compelling and evocative new memoir, former Louisiana Gov. Roemer candidly opens up about how his life has changed since suffering a stroke three years ago and why he was inspired to share the stories of his childhood home in south Bossier Parish.
As exemplified in the current debate over a courthouse monument, the failure to confront Shreveport’s brutal past still haunts the final capital city of the Confederacy to acknowledge defeat.
The United States Supreme Court is the only court mentioned in the United States Constitution. When you visit the court, you find no monuments or statues dedicated to anyone or thing other than justice being blind and equal.
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator recently generated national and international condemnation for comments that seemed to laud slavery.
But the real surprise is that the more interesting story is about a dog park.
There is a special irony to Whittington’s manufactured outrage. His decision hurts Dallas Hixson, a fellow Louisiana Republican and prominent donor, the most.
These monuments don’t belong where people of all races go to seek justice, fairness and equality, because we all can agree that the Confederacy never stood for that.
In Louisiana, the oil and gas industry sells two products: Energy and fear.
The progressive movement in Louisiana is more organized now than it has been in decades.