The Editor’s Room - July 2015

Jindal and the Politics of Being Non-political

On the day after the tragedy in Lafayette last week, Governor Bobby Jindal insisted on being non-political. According to reporting by Julia O’Donoghue for Nola.com / The Times-Picayune when asked about gun control laws Jindal responded: "I'm sure folks will try to score political points off this tragedy… It hasn't even been…

The Battle: Then and Now

Suppose you had been living in New Orleans in 1874 and were of fighting age, when a friend asked you to go with him to Canal Street where trouble was brewing. Facing off with each other were two groups: one carrying a name that would never be acceptable today, “The White Citizens League,” also…

Lincoln’s Last Speech

On April 11, 1865, Abraham Lincoln stood at the window above the White House’s north door to deliver a speech to the crowd below. Two days earlier General Robert E. Lee had surrendered his army to General U.S. Grant at…