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Independent wins 2017 Freedom of Info Award from LPA
Pope keeps convicted felon on reserve roster
Parish (red) ink: What would you do?
JBE: La. Medicaid payment skewed under Senate bill
Pro-choice group sues La. over abortion rules
JBE vetoes campus ‘free speech’ bill
Walter Pierce RE:
In defense of public broadcasting
Mailbag, June 7, 2017
Cross Wise: Voter-fraud commission is a solution seeking a problem
Letters: LSMSA name change wrong
Good riddance to monuments, but they’re only scabs on a deeper wound
Letter: Fix broken immigration system
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By Pearson Cross
CROSS WISE: Red Tide
Aug. 1, 2016
In a crowded 3rd District race, it nonetheless remains choppy water for Democrats ...
A Betrayal of the Public — in Principle
July 1, 2016
The Legislature has forgotten its priorities and failed in its most fundamental obligation: to protect the well-being of the state and its citizens ...
CROSS WISE: Trump's Trump Card
June 1, 2016
Can an ill-tempered, thrice-married billionaire dandy win the hearts of Louisiana evangelicals, much less rank-and-file voters? ...
CROSS WISE: Chalk It Up to the First Amendment
May 2, 2016
Protecting students from offensive ideas runs counter to academia’s ultimate mission ...
CROSS WISE: Buy or Be Weary
April 1, 2016
For the working poor, finding stable, affordable housing is a zero sum pursuit ...
CROSS WISE: I Must Profess
March 1, 2016
Our state’s divestment in higher education promotes the worst stereotypes about Louisiana ...
Feb. 1, 2016
Pretending the grotesque firearm violence that disproportionately affects young black men is not everyone’s problem does a disservice to the ideals that made America great ...
Legs To Stand On
Jan. 4, 2016
It’s time for the Louisiana Legislature to exert the independence granted it in the state constitution ...
Requiem for a Heavyweight Election
Dec. 1, 2015
Forecasting political races is a dicey proposition, but there is much to be learned from an analysis of getting it wrong ...
CROSS-WISE: Edwards-Vitter Runoff Smacks of 1995
Nov. 2, 2015
Similarities to the Foster-Fields contest two decades are aplenty, with some glaring exceptions ...
Trump&rsquo;s transportation budget threatens the Connector
A budget that counts on private investment could count out completing the Connector any time soon ...
Mellow Mushroom shuts down, Drago's moves in
Drago's set to take over the location in August ...
Good riddance to monuments, but they&rsquo;re only scabs on a deeper wound
We need to face up to how the “new New Orleans,” so celebrated by the Mayor and the self-anointed civic elite, in fact amounts to a hostile assault on African-American families and the working poor ...
Cordick named interim public works director
Six candidates vie for permanent job; no timeline released for selection process ...
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