Category Archives: Louisiana

The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part II: What’s Really Going On

In Part I: Ridiculing the Press, we looked at press coverage of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole, an ongoing environmental incident in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. That coverage has ranged from indifferent to uninformed to inflammatory. I decided I had to assess … Continue reading

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The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part I: Ridiculing the Press

Scientifically illiterate and agenda-driven journalists can ruin what is actually a valid story. Today’s example is the coverage of the Bayou Corne sinkhole, an ongoing environmental situation of considerable concern at the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. About … Continue reading

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Vladimir’s Guide to New Orleans

I asked my good friend and erstwhile RedState diarist Vladimir to put together a quick list of recommendations and handy links for Gathering visitors. Vladimir and I are looking forward to seeing you at the RedState Gathering 2013. We hope … Continue reading

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Mary Landrieu: Party Girl

Mary Landrieu is taken to task in this recent op-ed by James Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.¬†Ah, the challenges of being a Blue Senator, the only statewide elected Democrat, in what has become a very Red State. The 2014 … Continue reading

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Nonexistent Frog Endangers Private Property Rights

St. Tammany Parish, across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans, is one of the highest-growth parishes (counties) in Louisiana. The Poitevent family is the largest landowner in the parish. As it turns out, 1,500 acres of the family holdings are considered … Continue reading

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Democrats, Corruption … and Pie

Under normal circumstances, we might not notice when a small-state Democratic elected official resigns from office in disgrace. But in Martha Shoffner’s case, we’ll make an exception. Not out of schadenfreude, mind you, but an inquisitive exploration of the mind … Continue reading

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Energy Week in Review

And what a momentous week it was: State Department issues its environmental report on the Keystone XL Pipeline. White House energy advisor warns of Sequester-related permitting delays. Trial of BP, Transocean and Halliburton begins in New Orleans. Shell suspends Arctic … Continue reading

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Fact Checking Matt Damon’s ‘Promised Land’

I wasted $7.75 on Hollywood’s latest anti-fracking agitprop “Promised Land” (1) so you won’t have to. You can read movie reviews elsewhere. From what I’ve seen, they’ve been rather lukewarm. And in its first weekend of nationwide distribution, audience response … Continue reading

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“Downtown Abbeville”: A Script Treatment for Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Earl Gauthier is the owner of Earl’s Seafood Shack near the square in Downtown Abbeville. Earl’s empire depends on the family oyster beds in Vermilion Bay, handed down to him over five generations. Preserving the seafood shack and the oyster … Continue reading

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LNG and Natural Gas Exports: A Primer

Natural gas exports were unthinkable five years ago, but the shale gas revolution means more supply and lower prices. Cheniere Energy and others plan to export LNG, but political opposition looms. Continue reading

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