Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin Forms Louisiana Commission on Election Integrity and Voting . . . But Why?

When the Louisiana Legislature starts its session on Monday, April 12, there will be more than a dozen bills already prefiled that deal with elections and voting. Some are good. For instance, state Rep. Fed Jones’ HB 286 would extend early voting. And state Rep. Ted James’ HB 286 would...

Sen. Cassidy, Five Other Republican Senators Were Right to Break Ranks

We will make this one short and sweet.  A few weeks ago, we blasted U.S. Sen. John Kennedy and other members of Louisiana delegation for co-signing objections to the certification of the results of a free and fair election.  We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge U.S. Sen....

No Need to Defer on Folgers

While we are happy that the New Orleans City Council denied two of Folger's six applications for tax breaks through the ITEP program, we are puzzled about one thing: Why defer on the other four until Jan. 14, 2021?What is happening on Jan. 14, 2021, that would make the fiscal...

Lessons Learned: From Katrina to COVID-19: We Cannot Afford Another Replay of Hurricane Katrina

By Kristen Burras What world do we want on the other side of COVID-19? We cannot afford a Katrina replay. There are policymakers who will balk at the thought of redistributive, race conscious policies for historically marginalized groups.  It is critical to recognize, like historian Robin D. G. Kelley, that...