Former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) Leaves the Crossbar Hotel

    Former Governor Edwin W. Edwards (D) left the Federal Penitentiary in Oakdale, LA today, ending 8-1/2 years of confinement. He had been sentence to 10 years on racketeering charges, stemming from his involvement in the state’s casino licensing process. He will live with his daughter in suburban Baton Rouge, and the terms of his release require him to check in periodically at a halfway house. | Read More »

    Former Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) Leaves the Crossbar Hotel

    Former Governor Edwin W. Edwards (D) left the Federal Penitentiary in Oakdale, LA today, ending 8-1/2 years of confinement. He had been sentence to 10 years on racketeering charges, stemming from his involvement in the state’s casino licensing process. He will live with his daughter in suburban Baton Rouge, and the terms of his release require him to check in periodically at a halfway house. | Read More »

    ‘Haynesville’, the Film

    Turesday night, CNBC featured the broadcast premiere of Haynesville, a documentary film by Gregory Kallenberg. The film tells of the impact of the Haynesville Shale natural gas field on the residents of DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. I’d recommend Haynesville to everyone. According to its boosters, the Haynesville Shale contains some 230 trillion cubic feet of gas. To put that in perspective, that quantity is roughly equal | Read More »

    ‘Haynesville’, the Film

    Turesday night, CNBC featured the broadcast premiere of Haynesville, a documentary film by Gregory Kallenberg. The film tells of the impact of the Haynesville Shale natural gas field on the residents of DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. I’d recommend Haynesville to everyone. According to its boosters, the Haynesville Shale contains some 230 trillion cubic feet of gas. To put that in perspective, that quantity is roughly equal | Read More »

    Party Switch in LA: Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle (D to R)

    Louisiana’s interim Lt. Governor Scott Angelle has announced that he is changing his party affiliation to Republican. BATON ROUGE – Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle of Breaux Bridge today dropped his long-time Democratic ties and joined the Republican Party. Angelle, who will return to his appointed position as secretary of the state Department of Natural Resources when a new lieutenant governor is seated after the Nov. | Read More »

    Party Switch in LA: Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle (D to R)

    Louisiana’s interim Lt. Governor Scott Angelle has announced that he is changing his party affiliation to Republican. BATON ROUGE – Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle of Breaux Bridge today dropped his long-time Democratic ties and joined the Republican Party. Angelle, who will return to his appointed position as secretary of the state Department of Natural Resources when a new lieutenant governor is seated after the Nov. | Read More »

    Speak Truth to Idiots, Lose Your Job

    The East St. John Wildcats (Reserve, LA) dedicated last night’s 49-14 football victory over Destrehan to Coach Larry Dauterive, who abruptly resigned Friday. In doing so, the team showed more class, wisdom and respect than their supposed role models in the community can muster. Coach Dauterive resigned under pressure from the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board over supposedly racially insensitive remarks he made | Read More »

    Speak Truth to Idiots, Lose Your Job

    The East St. John Wildcats (Reserve, LA) dedicated last night’s 49-14 football victory over Destrehan to Coach Larry Dauterive, who abruptly resigned Friday. In doing so, the team showed more class, wisdom and respect than their supposed role models in the community can muster. Coach Dauterive resigned under pressure from the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board over supposedly racially insensitive remarks he made | Read More »

    Here, Let Me Pull The Lever For You…

    Un-flippin’ believable. Every day it seems that Chicago/Illinois politics leave historic New York and Louisianian corrupt politics in the dust. It used to be, with a wink and a nod, that Tammany Hall or the Louisianian Democrats post Reconstruction and their political progeny were it. But long gone are the days of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall or Cousin Dud* and the Longs, Huey and | Read More »

    LA-03 Update: It’s Landry (R) vs. Sangisetty (D)

    Landry Defeats Downer in Third District Runoff In Saturday’s Republican primary runoff for the Third Congressional District, attorney and businessman Jeff Landry defeated Hunt Downer. Landry had fallen 160 votes short of securing a primary victory, netting 49.6% of the vote four weeks ago. (The Third District represents the southeastern boot tip of Louisiana, outside of the Greater New Orleans area. The incumbent, Charlie Melancon | Read More »

    LA-03 Update: It’s Landry (R) vs. Sangisetty (D)

    Landry Defeats Downer in Third District Runoff In Saturday’s Republican primary runoff for the Third Congressional District, attorney and businessman Jeff Landry defeated Hunt Downer. Landry had fallen 160 votes short of securing a primary victory, netting 49.6% of the vote four weeks ago. (The Third District represents the southeastern boot tip of Louisiana, outside of the Greater New Orleans area. The incumbent, Charlie Melancon | Read More »

    David Vitter Heads to November

    David Vitter easily won the Republican Primary the other day. Now he is facing Charlie Melancon in the general election.Here’s the thing people don’t realize about David Vitter — with Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn, David Vitter is in the triumvirate of conservative champions in the Senate. So defiant toward the Democrats and many Senate Republicans has he been, that Chuckie Schumer, Bob Menendez, and | Read More »

    David Vitter Heads to November

    David Vitter easily won the Republican Primary the other day. Now he is facing Charlie Melancon in the general election.Here’s the thing people don’t realize about David Vitter — with Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn, David Vitter is in the triumvirate of conservative champions in the Senate. So defiant toward the Democrats and many Senate Republicans has he been, that Chuckie Schumer, Bob Menendez, and | Read More »

    Louisiana Primary Results

    In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent David Vitter will face Democrat Charlie Melancon, as expected. In LA-02, State Rep. Cedric Richmond is the Dem’s choice to face incumbent Joseph Cao. In LA-03, Jeff Landry narrowly missed the nomination with 49.6% of the vote. He will face Hunt Downer in a runoff on October 2. The winner will face Dem Ravi Sangisetty in November. Times-Picayune coverage.

    Louisiana Primary Results

    In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent David Vitter will face Democrat Charlie Melancon, as expected. In LA-02, State Rep. Cedric Richmond is the Dem’s choice to face incumbent Joseph Cao. In LA-03, Jeff Landry narrowly missed the nomination with 49.6% of the vote. He will face Hunt Downer in a runoff on October 2. The winner will face Dem Ravi Sangisetty in November. Times-Picayune coverage.