- RAFT OF ARMED ROBBERIES PUTS NEW ORLEANS ON EDGE
Campbell Robertson of The New York Times writes about the recent raft of armed robberies in Uptown New Orleans restaurants and how they've put the city on edge.
- GAMBIT ENDORSES DARDENNE FOR GOVERNOR
Gambit, Louisiana's largest alt-weekly publication, endorsed Lt. Gov Jay Dardenne's bid for governor. On Friday, Clancy DuBos explained the decision to Jim Engster, noting that the paper's editorial board did not consider polling in its decision. Back in 2003, he said, Gambit endorsed Randy Ewing over Bobby Jindal and Kathleen Blanco.
- JOHN BEL EDWARDS IS 10 POINTS AHEAD
John Bel Edwards, the leading Democratic candidate for Louisiana governor, is now 10 points ahead of U.S. Sen. David Vitter, according to a new poll commissioned by NBC33. This is the fourth consecutive poll that shows Edwards, not Vitter, is actually the frontrunner in the election.
- JAMES CARVILLE: WDSU DEBATE WAS DISGRACEFUL
James Carville, the dean of Louisiana politics, excoriates WDSU for how it handled last week's gubernatorial debate. WDSU and moderator Scott Walker didn't want to talk about the budget, higher education and the Louisiana coast. Instead, they spent more than half of the debate grilling the candidates on Kim Davis, Planned Parenthood and marijuana. It wasn't just a waste of time; it was, as Bob Mann said, "journalistic malpractice."