Even if they weren't crooked, Louisiana seemed to pick leaders for reasons other than their executive ability. Jimmy Davis served two terms as governor on the strength of his hit song, "You Are My Sunshine."
In Louisiana, a new law has the potential to shut down every abortion provider in the state. Does that law ban abortions? No, not specifically. But it's an example of something that has become much more prevalent in recent years, namely TRAP laws.
How do Louisiana and West Virginia break out of their well-entrenched culture of dependency on the fossil fuel industry?
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Learn from Louisiana. I think I just created a new slogan! We have our problems in this state, but as a result, we have also become an incubator of global solutions.
What is it about the unemployed, the uninsured and the undocumented that doesn't inspire conservatives to spring into action, as they do when they worry the right to hate may be limited?
Phil is not just some redneck who got rich and made it on television. He's the rule here in Louisiana, not the exception.
After studying Louisiana poverty in university, I hold a different view, and I was ready to slay St. George before it could materialize. Admittedly, I did not know its context, but I saw this same dilemma play out across the state.
Governors and lawmakers in 25 states who rebuff federal support to expand state Medicaid programs to 4.8 million low-income people under the ACA are sacrificing thousands of lives and pushing away enormous economic development opportunities.
You don't need to splurge on a trip to the Caribbean to spend time on the beach this winter. These four U.S. islands have the sandy shores, seafood shacks, and sunny skies that will have you thinking it's summer -- even when there's snow on the ground back home.
Large infrastructure projects are the energy sector's version of Hollywood blockbusters; the focus of endless industry drama and rumor-mongering that swells in proportion with inevitably inflating budgets.
To tackle pollution, China to Drop Pursuit of "Growth at All Costs" reports David Stanway at World Environment News, steering local governments toward...
This Thanksgiving, people around the country who have felt some of the most severe impacts of climate change have come together to thank people taking action -- in large and small ways -- to try to stop the unfolding catastrophe.
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Fear of litigation is always a major concern when a state considers whether to pass a choice program, though typically the fear is that the lawsuit will come from within the state, not the federal government.